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May 1, 2015
Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with the Center for Open Data Enterprise on April 29 in Washington, D.C. The Energy Roundtable convened approximately 60 energy data leaders, including participants from the White House, other federal agencies, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and private industry.

March 3, 2015
The updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency helps homeowners and businesses find incentive programs that can reduce or defray installation or purchase costs of technologies like photovoltaic systems. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Find Energy Incentives Quicker and Easier with DSIRE Open Data and Website

Updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency includes expanded data accessibility, a new Application Program Interface, interactive maps, and enhanced search.

February 25, 2015
More than 100 energy leaders and innovators recently gathered for a Green Button event in San Diego to share best practices and identify new applications, tools, and services that aim to help homeowners and businesses save energy and money.  | National Institute of Standards and Technology and Energy Department photo
Energy Innovation: Green Button Initiative Empowering Americans to Save Energy and Money

Saving energy benefits both the environment and your wallet. However, before determining which energy-saving strategies and solutions to implement, it’s important to first understand how much energy you consume on a day-to-day basis. To empower residents to make well-informed energy decisions, private and public sector organizations united to establish the Green Button initiative.

February 12, 2015
eSCRM Program Overview

Cybersecurity attacks disrupt, destroy, and compromise components across manufacturing supply chains and create risks that transcend agencies, departments, and organizations.  Cyber risk is especially acute in critical infrastructure, where there is increasing reliance on information communication technology (ICT) components and systems.  Historically, supply chain risk management (SCRM) efforts focused on security, resiliency, and logistics; however, the emergence of cybersecurity risk within the Nation’s supply chain requires an augmented SCRM approach that focuses on product integrity. 

February 6, 2015
Phishing Is As Quick As Clicking One Click Too Many

There are all sorts of impersonators working to obtain our personal information. Phishing is a malicious attempt to collect personal and/or financial information for illegal purposes by masquerading as an email from a trustworthy entity.

January 26, 2015
2015 Information Management Conference

The 34th Information Management Conference (IMC) sponsored by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN, June 15-18, 2015. The conference theme is:

“Mission Excellence through Innovation”

January 16, 2015
OCIO Technology Summit: High Performance Computing

Last week, the Office of the Chief Information Officer sponsored a Technology Summit on High Performance Computing (HPC), hosted by the Chief Technology Officer.  This was the eleventh in a series showcasing federal innovation and transformation. The summit explored how Energy is using high performance computing to address a number of society’s most daunting challenges including: climate change, nuclear stockpile stewardship, and earthquake hazard assessments.

December 29, 2014
Lab Visits on DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory Board

Many people are familiar with the mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to enable the Department of Energy’s urgent missions through the power of information and technology in a manner that balances risk with required outcomes in programs that span open science to national security.  In order to better execute this mission, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is developing two critical elements- the DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory Board.

December 4, 2014
CTO Speaks to Government's Role in Driving Innovation

Last week, I provided an opening keynote at the Management of Government Technology Annual Summit entitled, Driving Government Innovation: Process and Technology to Achieve Success.  Other speakers included a former Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Chief of Network Security at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

December 2, 2014
Security Through Innovation

Security, in all forms, can thrive through innovation. With a mission scope that encompasses technology, energy, science, and nuclear security, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been on the forefront of producing ground-breaking solutions to safeguard our nation’s precious resources.