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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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Rob Silverman, SVP of Booz Allen Hamilton, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Rob Silverman, senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his third year as chairman of the Healthcare Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program. 

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Christopher Krebs: NPPD Seeks to Understand Industry Functions, Services in Critical Infrastructure

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has said the NPPD aims to delve into the roles of various private industries in critical infrastructure, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

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Katie Wheelbarger: US Prepared to Use Cyber Defense Capabilities in Support of NATO

Katie Wheelbarger, principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. will announce in the next few days that it is ready to use defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in support of NATO if asked, Reuters reported Wednesday. “It sends a message primarily aimed at Russia,” Wheelbarger told reporters.

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Trump to Nominate Paul Dabbar as DOE Undersecretary for Science

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Paul Dabbar, managing director of the global mergers and acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., as undersecretary for science at the Energy Department. Dabbar has experience in managing investments within energy industry segments such distributed-generation, geothermal, LNG, oil and gas, pipeline, solar, trading and wind …

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DOE, NIFA to Help Fund Biomass R&D Projects

The Energy Department and the Agriculture Department‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide a total of $9 million in fiscal 2017 to research and development  projects that can help boost the country’s energy independence. The Biomass Research and Development Initiative seeks projects in the areas of biofuel development analysis, feedstock development and bio-based product …

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