Phase one of the Energy Department’s reopening plan for headquarters facilities in the national capital region will involves 3.7% of its 7,000-person workforce. Those employees will return June 8, while the rest will continue to telework.
In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers ask Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz asking eight questions about how the coronavirus is impacting the service.
Reopening plans for the Interior and Energy Departments describe upcoming changes to their own telework, leave and screening policies. The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to initiate reopening plans for its facilities in Seattle, Atlanta and Lenexa, Kansas.
In todays’ Federal Newscast, Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee worry the panel is failing to hold federal agencies accountable for their response to the coronavirus.
Investments in building a digital government have paid dividends for some agencies, and some have sought to expedite modernization projects through funding in the CARES Act.
Several branches of research rely on isotopes radioactive materials that are in short supply. The Energy Department considers them strategically important.
For decades, nuclear proponents have kept alive the idea of safe fusion power. Now the DoE has launched a program to rev up research into the technology.
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently made a solar cell that comes close to the holy grail of 50% efficiency.
The Energy Department is bringing something a little larger to the coronavirus fight, the IBM Summit supercomputer.
Artificial intelligence, supercomputing and advanced data analytics will play a significant role in the Trump administration’s long-term response to the coronavirus.