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DOE to Fund Research Into Securing Energy Grid’s Cyber-Physical Infrastructure; Patricia Hoffman Quoted

TIC 3.0 Use Case Guide

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $8 million to fund the development of cyber-physical concepts for ensuring the resiliency and security of electric grid infrastructure. Industry participants must work with university-led groups on the research and development effort, which will primarily revolve around creating and scaling cyber-physical systems integrated with autonomous, self-healing and flexible elements.

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Air Force to Pick Research Concepts for Energy Infrastructure Innovation

Energy Infrastructure

The U.S. Air Force plans to select research proposals on energy storage and infrastructure modernization to mitigate reliance on fossil fuels. The Air Force said Friday that its AFWERX innovation arm partnered with Air Force Futures to launch the Reimagining Energy for the Department of Defense Challenge in September 2020. 

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DOE Launches Research Efforts on Energy Infrastructure Security, Interference Mitigation; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled three research programs aimed at ensuring the security of U.S. energy infrastructure against threats such as adversarial cyber attacks and natural hazards. CESER partnered with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories for the Cyber Testing for Resilient Industrial Control System effort focused on assessing system vulnerabilities and evaluating digital cybersecurity tools through analytics. 

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DOE Earmarks Funding for Energy Infrastructure Threat Mitigation Pilot

Energy Infrastructure

The Department of Energy (DOE) has invested $4 million for a research and development effort focused on information sharing concepts to help mitigate risks to U.S. energy infrastructure. The R&D initiative has three increments focused on modeling, testing and mitigation to help the DOE pilot technologies while identifying potential security risks to energy companies.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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DOE Selects 12 Projects for Energy System Infrastructure Defense Effort; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed to harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for more investments in U.S. energy emergency responses. DOE said Tuesday the funds will go to energy sector organizations through the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity …

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