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DOE Labs, Companies Partner for Energy Technology Commercialization Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

Twelve Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have secured more than $65 million in federal and private sector funds to help bring energy technologies to the marketplace. All 12 laboratories qualified for a TCF award after securing a commitment from their partners to match at least 50 percent of the anticipated federal funding.

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DOE Awards $61M to Nuclear Energy Tech Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen 99 nuclear energy-focused technology research and development projects to receive grants worth more than $61 million combined, with U.S. universities getting $58 million of the total amount. Four funded efforts will center on the development of digital tools and advanced materials to increase nuclear reactor resiliency, the department added.

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Jennifer Granholm: DOE Aims to Elevate Cybersecurity Office

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, secretary at the Department of Energy, told a Senate committee that DOE wants to elevate the organizational structure of its cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response (CESER) office. She said at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday that the department also looks to equip CESER with first responder platforms and intends to keep career officials in the office leadership.

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DOE Allocates $200M for Electric Vehicle Tech Development; Kelly Speakes-Backman Quoted

Kelly Speakes-Backman

The Department of Energy has unveiled a five-year, $200 million funding program to help national laboratories and external partners develop electric vehicle technologies such as battery and connected systems. DOE said Monday that its vehicle technologies office will administer the investment effort, which is still subject to appropriations and seeks to encourage partnerships with the battery manufacturing industry.

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NNSA to Extend National Security Site Operation, Management Contract With CNS Team

Consolidated National

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has indicated its intent to award a potential six-month contract extension to an industry team led by Bechtel for continued management and operation work at two national security facilities in Tennessee and Texas. Located in Amarillo, Texas, the Pantex Plant hosts final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance work on U.S. nuclear weapons.

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Chris Ritter Discusses Algorithms, Data Efforts at Idaho National Lab

Department of Energy

The digital engineering team at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) aims to expand the capability of general artificial intelligence by using algorithms and auditable data. Chris Ritter, leader of the digital and software engineering group at INL, said his office works to curate data and transform it into a format that could present scale-up advantages.

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Biden Nominates Margaret Vo Schaus as NASA Finance Chief

Margaret Vo Schaus

President Biden has nominated Margaret Vo Schaus, director of business operations in the Department of Defense's (DOD) research and engineering (R&E) office, to be the next chief financial officer at NASA, the White House announced Thursday. Schaus would manage the space agency's more than $20 billion annual budget if the Senate approves the nomination.

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Chenega Security California Awarded $16M Protective Forces Contract From Department of Energy at UC Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; President David Pine Quoted

Chenega Corp.

Chenega Security California, a Chenega Corporation subsidiary, announced on Wednesday that the company has received a potential five-year, $16 million contract from the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide Protective Force services at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, the company will also maintain order and deter criminal activity in and around the lab and related facilities. 

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Amyx Appoints John Selman as COO; William Schaefer Quoted

John Selman

Amyx announced on Monday that its appointment of John Selman as chief operating officer. In this role, Selman will continue to support Amyx’s recent growth by overseeing the delivery of cybersecurity services to Amyx’s vast array of customers, growing his portfolios and managing over 650 employees across the entire company.

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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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