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November 2, 2012
On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall 5 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph. This satellite image was taken 16 to 18 hours before Sandy's landfall on the New Jersey coast, using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and other federal agencies, is working around the clock to support the states and utilities that have been impacted by Sandy. Learn more about <a href="">federal efforts to support utility power restoration</a>. | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
Photo of the Week: Satellite View of Sandy at Night

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

October 31, 2012
58,000 workers are currently repairing power lines across the Mid-Atlantic in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department
Energy Department and Federal Efforts to Support Utility Power Restoration Efforts

Restoring power to the millions of Americans who lost electricity is a top priority for the Energy Department and the Obama Administration.

October 29, 2012
Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA
Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has landed and the Energy Department is working closely to support state and local officials who are responsible for working with utilities.

October 26, 2012
The Energy Department Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

As the storm continues to track, watch for situation reports from the Energy Department.

October 22, 2012
Energy Datapalooza: Unleashing the Power of Open Data to Advance our Energy Future

Today more than 150 of America’s entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts, and policy makers are coming together for an Energy Datapalooza.

October 2, 2012
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) effort will focus on how personally owned devices could be used for government work.
Tell Us: Your Thoughts on a Bring Your Own Device Policy

As the Energy Department creates a Bring Your Own Device policy, tell us how we can make it serve you best.

October 1, 2012
Emily Knouse has worked for the Energy Department for 35 years. In her current position as Senior Management Analyst in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, she helps the office maintain a highly-qualified workforce. | Energy Department photo.
OCIO’s Emily Knouse on 35 Years in the Government

Hear from one of DOE's own: Emily Knouse tells her story about how the Energy Department has changed over the years.

September 5, 2012
Transform, Protect and Advance – DOE’s IT Modernization Strategy

The Obama Administration’s Digital Government Strategy provides a vision for a 21st century government that lays a strong foundation for modernizing technology services across the Federal Government. At Energy, we’re implementing a three-pillar approach -- Transform, Protect and Advance – as part of this broader strategy, driving more secure, cost-effective, and efficient IT infrastructure and services.

June 4, 2012
Update on IT Reform at the Department of Energy

The last 18 months have seen great improvements in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) information technology and cybersecurity. A major factor in our success is our alignment with the 25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal Information Technology Management to move to a “Cloud First” environment and maximize the use of shared services to reduce costs and improve IT delivery.

January 27, 2012
The 500 most viewed pages on Powerpedia, the Energy Department's internal information-sharing website which turned two on January 27, 2011. | Image credit Thomas O'Neill.
Powerpedia Turns Two

The Energy Department, inspired by the idea of creating a centralized hub for collaboration and information, launched its own internal wiki ­ Powerpedia ­ two years ago today.