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Chris Campione Appointed New Energy Department CIO

The Department of Energy has appointed Chris Campione as its new chief information officer, replacing Max Everett, who held the position for two years, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Campione was named principal deputy CIO at DOE earlier this month after spending 10 years at information technology services company Planet Technologies, most recently as vice president within its federal division. 

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DOE Funds University-Led Projects to Develop Steady-State Fusion Reactors

The Department of Energy has awarded $14M in total funding to 10 university-led research projects to develop a new approach to fusion energy production. 

DOE said Monday the collaborative research focuses on understanding and assessing the potential use of magnetically confined plasmas in the development of steady-state fusion reactors. 

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Rep. Frank Lucas Introduces ARPA-E Reform Bill

Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., has presented a bill that aims to reform, reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy with boosted budget. The ARPA-E Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019 would authorize ARPA-E for five more years and increase the agency's annual funds by $27M, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Wednesday.

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Congress Hearing Tackles U.S. Energy Grid Cybersecurity

Congress members are expressing growing interest to address the risks of foreign cyber attacks against the U.S. electric grid, The Hill reported Sunday. Lawmakers' interest on the issue has been growing in response to infrastructure-related cyber attacks from Iran and cited threats from China and Russia, the report noted.

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DOE Allots Funds for Collaborative Energy Research

The Department of Energy is investing $17 million in nine projects to generate energy for the country's underserved and remote regions. DOE said Monday that it selected projects tackling a variety of energy research topics including chemistry, fusion energy, solar energy and fuel cells.

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DOE to Fund Oil, Natural Gas Research Projects

The Department of Energy's office of fossil energy is set to award $44.5 million in funding grants to 12 research and development projects to support the recovery of oil and natural resources. Efforts under the funding opportunity are intended to help the industry reinforce manufacturing efforts for domestic energy sources, DOE said Wednesday.

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DOE Invests in Public-Private Tech Commercialization Efforts; Rick Perry Quoted

The Department of Energy provides $24 million to partially finance 77 government-industry partnerships aiming to commercialize emerging energy technologies. National Laboratories will work with commercial firms on projects supported by the Technology Commercialization Fund, DOE said Tuesday.

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Sen. Joe Manchin Introduces Water, Energy Management Bill for Federal Buildings

Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled a bipartisan legislation to create water and energy usage standards for federal government buildings. The Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act will formally establish the Federal Energy Management Program, an initiative to validate low-cost approaches in saving energy and water resources through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the Department of Energy said Friday.

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