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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.

November 25, 2014
Newly Developed IT Asset Tools Enhance Cybersecurity Innovation

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has leveraged its own IT Asset Management (ITAM) data to further enhance Department of Energy (DOE) cybersecurity awareness and prevention.

November 20, 2014
Powerpedia Games Encourages Employees to Enhance Internal Wiki

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.

November 18, 2014
Winners Announced in the Open Data by Design Contest

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.