Smart grid investments are transforming power delivery in the nation's Capital and nearby states. Ryan Egidi saw this first-hand when he visited Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) last month to mark the recent completion of three Recovery Act-funded Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects.
Since the summer of 2012, the PIF program has paired top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate during focused 6-13 month “tours of duty” to develop solutions focused on saving lives, saving taxpayer money, fueling job creation, and delivering results for the American people. And with today’s launch of the next round of the program, the search is on for the next group of Fellows who will focus on data innovation, building a 21st century veterans experience, and crowdsourcing to improve government.
Our electric grid is undergoing a major transformation, with $4.5 billion in Recovery Act funds being used to help catalyze the adoption of smart technologies and systems designed to increase the electric grid’s flexibility, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and resiliency. Titilayo Ogunyale talked with Tim Conway, Technical Director at the SANS Institute, which provides information security training and security certification, about how organizations can address the challenges of strengthening their own cybersecurity workforces.
A new directive orders federal agencies to increase their consumption of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020 and to incorporate the Green Button data standard into their energy management practices.