Tag Archives: DOE

DOE Stands Up New Office for Arctic Region Programs; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new office meant to drive DOE's activities across the Arctic region. The Arctic Energy Office will directly report to the DOE undersecretary and handle initiatives in the areas of national security, science and energy. DOE will establish AEO's physical office at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Military Needs to Modernize Nuclear Deterrence

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, who serves as undersecretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD) A&S) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the state of U.S. nuclear deterrence requires immediate action to avoid negative consequences, DoD News reported Thursday. Lord emphasized the Department of Defense's (DoD) need to modernize its nuclear deterrence, the demonstration of U.S. nuclear power intended to show adversaries what the country is capable of doing. 

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DOE Picks 12 Projects Under Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Dev’t Effort

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy will award $34M in funds to 12 projects that will cover the development of small-scale solid oxide fuel cell systems that employ solid oxide electrolyzer cell technologies. DOE said Tuesday it aims to drive the usage of SOFC hybrid systems for power generation and hydrogen production through the funding opportunity.

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DOE, NASA Create Joint Coordinating Group to Streamline Planetary Science, Energy Initiatives

Planetary Science

NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have established a joint coordinating group to identify potential planetary resources and opportunities in areas such as energy and propulsion, data management and high-performance computing. Paul Dabbar said that the DOE-NASA coordinating body will work to systematize their respective science and energy resource programs,

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Amentum CEO John Vollmer Receives His Fifth Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

John Vollmer

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Amentum CEO John Vollmer with his fifth Wash100 Award on Thursday. This marks the fifth-time Vollmer has received the award in the last six years. Vollmer’s commitment and leadership led to substantial growth for Amentum by securing major contract wins across the government contracting (GovCon) sector.

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DOE to Fund Research Projects in Scientific Studies, Decision Support Methods

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $16 million in funds to support research efforts in the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning for scientific studies and management of complex processes. The funding opportunity will support the development of AI and ML-based predictive modeling and simulation technologies for physical sciences.

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NNSA Makes New Communications Network for Emergency Responders

NNSA

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has adopted a new network designed to facilitate communications for emergency response personnel. DOE said Wednesday that it stood up the Emergency Communications Network to help responders communicate in an encrypted network and coordinate with partners.

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NNSA’s Supply-Chain Center Marks $1B Taxpayer Savings Milestone; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

The Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) supply chain management center in Kansas City for saving $1 billion in taxpayer dollars since its establishment in 2006. DOE said that the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) SCMC serves as NNSA’s official acquisition program responsible for over $5 billion in annual spending.

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BAE Systems Wins $495M Contract to Support USAF Missions; Pete Trainer Quoted

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded BAE Systems a $495 million, firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue to provide a wide range of instrumentation support and sustainment services to military and government agencies for the nation and its allies, the company reported on Monday

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