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.
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.
The Department's internal wiki, Powerpedia, is holding an editing competition as part of its 5th Birthday celebration. Users will collect points by making edits to the wiki. The points will be used to determine the event winners. The Powerpedia Games winners will receive their awards as part of a formal celebration in the Headquarters auditorium.
A little over a year ago, Secretary Moniz announced the launch of the American Energy Data Challenge. The Challenge would consist of a series of four contests, combining open data and energy innovation, and drawing on the creativity of the American public in multiple ways. Our goals were simple: to increase the value of the vast public data sets held in trust by the Department of Energy, and to put new tools into the hands of individuals, homes, and businesses fueled by public and private energy data.