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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Nominated as Deputy Energy Secretary

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has been tapped to take on the deputy secretary role at the Energy Department, the New York Times reported Tuesday. David Sanger writes that she would succeed Daniel Poneman, who has served for five years as the agency’s number two. Sherwood-Randall holds a background in nuclear defense and nonproliferation policies and …

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Rob Bectel: Energy Dept Wants ‘BYOD’ Environment

The Energy Department is working to secure its research data hub in a private cloud computing platform, GCN reported Monday. Rutrell Yasin writes the agency intends to use the hub to provide information to its workforce and researchers within and outside its headquarters. Rob Bectel, chief technology officer and senior policy advisor with …

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House Passes $600B 2015 Defense Budget

The House has moved to pass a more than $600 billion defense budget proposal for the fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes the chamber voted 385-98 to approve $495.8 billion in base Pentagon spending and $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations under the 2015 National Defense …

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House Armed Services Committee Unveils $600B Defense Spending Bill

The Pentagon would receive $521.3 billion in base funding and $79.4 billion for its overseas contingency budget under the House Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes the committee also wants to shift billions of dollars from service contracts and museums …

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DOE Unveils Cyber Procurement Guide for Energy Delivery Systems; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has partnered with other federal agencies and private-sector organizations to develop guidance for the energy utility industry and technology providers on cybersecurity measures for energy delivery systems. The Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems guidance covers cybersecurity technology procurement strategies and is based on similar guidelines for control systems …

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