In today's Federal Newscast, the Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Lab is home to the world's fastest supercomputer.
Almost everything is connected to the internet which will expand the number of attack surfaces.
In just a few weeks the annual budget dance, this time for 2023, will start. People who follow these things closely predict the White House will request only a very small increase for the Defense Department, knowing Congress will plus it up anyway.
Electric cars, more windmills, more solar power, add it up and the nation is facing a crisis in the electrical grid needed to support it all. That is, if you want 24 x 7 power. Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been running simulations of a system called transactive power, to see how a future grid might operate.
The Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky.
The amount of wildfires and major weather disasters is only increasing stretching first responders and those trying to help very thin. A new program involving space technology though looks to help disaster response team get a better sense of just how much of an area has been effected.
President Joe Biden plans to nominate two former members of the NSA to lead CISA and the new White House cyber director office.
Two agencies are trying to streamline and reduce the burden of cybersecurity processes in an effort to get capabilities to the mission areas faster.
Pacific Gas and Electric, the beleaguered California utility at the center of the wildfire phenomenon, has turned to the Argonne National Laboratory for help.