It is a pleasure to join the Administration as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity here at the Department of Energy. When President Obama nominated me for this position, I immediately recognized the vital importance of the work that this office does. From assisting small businesses to supporting minority serving institutions to enhancing the diversity and inclusion at the Department, this office has a mission-critical role for our clean energy future.
You’ve got to do your homework in order to contract with the federal government. Whether you are a large or small business owner, learning the ins and outs of government contracting takes dedication, perseverance, and taking advantage of opportunities to meet face-to-face with procurement experts and other businesses.
To train and educate the future leaders of the nuclear energy field, the Energy Department is offering $47.2 million in competitive scholarships, fellowships, research projects and university research reactor upgrades.