Tag Archives: Department of Energy

Senators Introduce Legislation to Assist DOD Quantum Computing Efforts; Sen. Maggie Hassan Quote

U.S. Senate

Congress is pushing for the Department of Defense (DOD) to improve its workforce in the highly specialized quantum computing field. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. and John Thune, R-S.D have introduced two bills aimed at streamlining pipelines for the DOD and the private sector to acquire students graduating with quantum-related degrees.

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President Biden Nominates Jill Hruby for NNSA Administrator; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

President Biden has nominated Jill Hruby, former director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and undersecretary for nuclear security. The White House said Wednesday that Hruby joined SNL as a technical staff member in 1983 and retired from the laboratories in 2017.

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DOE to Fund Water Treatment Projects in 13 States

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $27.5 million in funds to 16 projects that aim to deliver sustainable water sources and low-cost treatment options to various sectors across 13 U.S. states. The funding opportunity is a part of DOE's efforts to support the government's intent to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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DOE Unveils Funding Opportunities for Data Science, Computing Research Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to award a total of $34.5 million in funds to support research efforts on data science and computation-based approaches that could forecast harsh weather patterns, address scientific gaps and accelerate clean energy technology development. DOE will obligate a cumulative sum of $11.5 million for the two funding opportunities within the current fiscal year.

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Visible Assets Appoints Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to Board Of Directors; John K. Stevens Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

Visible Assets announced Tuesday their appointment of Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to its board of directors. Gordon-Hagerty previously served as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She was the first woman to hold this leadership position. 

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DOE to Fund Particle Accelerator Tech Projects; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $18 million in funds to support projects that will speed up the development of particle accelerator technologies. DOE said Tuesday it will award $6 million through the Accelerator Stewardship program to fund efforts that will focus on the application of particle accelerators in security, industry, energy and medicine.

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DOE to Support Four Vehicle Energy Consumption Mitigation Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $18 million in funds through the second phase of the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles program to four projects that aim to lower automobile emissions. DOE initially awarded $32 million in funds to 10 teams during the first phase of NEXTCAR. 

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DOE to Award $53M for University-Based Energy Efficiency Assessments; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $52.5 million in university-based efforts that help wastewater treatment facilities and manufacturers reduce carbon footprint and boost energy efficiency. These centers also train and prepare students for potential careers related to clean energy. Interested parties may submit letters of intent through April 1st. DOE expects to select up to 35 universities. 

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Lumen Technologies Names Nick Andersen as Public Sector CISO

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies has appointed Nick Andersen  as chief information security officer (CISO) for the public sector, where he will work to ensure the company’s cybersecurity and IT products meet the federal government’s security requirements and risk management standards. Andersen will report to Zain Ahmed, regional VP for Lumen’s federal business. 

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DOE Unveils $100M Clean Energy Funding Opportunity; Tarak Shah Quoted

DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $100 million in funds to validate disruptive clean energy technologies that could address climate issues. DOE will also join a working group formed by the National Climate Task Force to develop technologies that could help the government achieve zero economy-wide emissions in 2050.

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