Tag Archives: FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Mittal Desai to Serve as CIO

Mittal Desai

Mittal Desai, senior adviser and risk analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) executive director office, has been appointed to serve as the agency's new chief information officer. He assumed his new role as the FERC's top information security official on Sunday, following Chairman Neil Chatterjee's announcement on Wednesday.

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Sens. Jim Risch, Angus King Write to Address Huawei Energy Security Issue

Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Angus King, I-Maine, have issued a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Chinese firm Huawei Technologies' threat to the U.S. energy infrastructure. The letter, addressed to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, sought the commission's help to secure the U.S. national critical infrastructure against Huawei-headed activities, Risch's office said Friday.

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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Energy Regulator Seeks Revised NERC Security Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has sent back an industry proposal to bolster electric grid security, saying some details needed to be fleshed out for clarity, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Rebecca Smith writes the North American Electric Reliability Corp. draft calls on companies to write their own safety rules and …

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FERC Outlines Mobile Push

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has drawn up plans to build a more mobile workforce as part of its information technology upgrade initiative, the Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the agency aims to give employees access to data more openly from any location at any time. “We’ve …

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NIST Publishes Outline for Advanced “Smart Grid”

An important piece of President Obama’s energy plan is moving forward with the announcement from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of an initial list of standards, a preliminary cyber security strategy, and other parts of a framework to support transforming America’s aging electric power system …

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