Part science fair, part county festival, part 21st-century technology convention, the National Maker Faire will bring together “makers” of all ages—crafters, educators, tinkerers, and hobbyists—to promote and spur invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
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.
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.
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, due to 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.