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NASA, DOE’s NNSA Demonstrate New Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions

NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy have jointly conducted a demonstration of a new nuclear reactor system being developed for long-term space missions. The Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology or KRUSTY is designed as a lightweight fission power system with the capacity to generate a maximum of 10 kilowatts for a decade …

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DOE Invests $60M in Nuclear Energy R&D Projects

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million to fund 13 nuclear technology research and development projects. The department said Friday its Office of Nuclear Energy supports the selection under the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement. The DOE will review applications quarterly and select more awardees throughout a five-year …

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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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DOE Invests Funds on Energy Cybersecurity RD&D Effort

The Department of Energy has invested a $25 million funding opportunity announcement to finance a new effort aiming to strengthen cybersecurity capacities in the energy sector. The DOE said Monday its Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program seeks to push research, development and demonstration that …

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DOE, DHS Partner for Energy Management Infrastructure Effort

The Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security have signed on a partnership to develop and implement an infrastructure aiming to reduce the latter department’s energy consumption without compromising security and resilience. DOE said Tuesday the partnership supports the Federal Energy Management Program that seeks to aid all federal agencies in handling energy …

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Charles Verdon Nominated NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has nominated Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Takes Oath as DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary & NNSA Administrator

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, former president of security consulting firm Tier Tech International, has taken her oath as the Department of Energy‘s undersecretary for nuclear security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. DOE said Thursday Gordon-Hagerty brings more than three decades of national security experience to her new position. She began her career at …

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ARPA-E Summit to Feature Energy Tech Platforms

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will conduct its annual innovation summit in March as part of efforts to encourage public-private cooperation in the field of energy technology. ARPA-E seeks to bring together industry, government and academia leaders to discuss energy-related initiatives through the event that will take place March 13 to 15, …

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NASA Tests Nuclear Power System to be Used for Mars Missions

NASA has performed tests at the Department of Energy‘s Nevada National Security Site for a compact nuclear power system built to support long missions conducted on Mars, Reuters reported Friday. The testing began November 2017 as part of NASA’s Kilopower effort in aims to provide energy capacities that will support human and robotic missions …

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Chanette Armstrong Appointed to Lead DOE Office of Technology Transitions

Chanette Armstrong, a registered patent attorney, has joined the Energy Department as director of DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. DOE said Monday Armstrong will coordinate technology transition efforts across department-backed national laboratories, research facilities and program offices, as well as oversee the Energy Investor Center and Technology Commercialization Fund. She will also advise …

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