• U.S. Department of Energy

    Owen Barwell Deputy Chief Financial Officer September 1st and 3rd, 2008

  • New guidelines to close 20 biggest cyber holes

    The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

  • GridWorks

    FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about plans to overhaul the “electric grid.” The Energy Department would play a key role in that. Branko Terzic, with Deloitte Services LP, is a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission…

  • Obama to nominate Guthrie to be ODNI CIO

    President Obama announces more key administration posts

  • Agencies must deal with Recovery Act stress

    OMB developing data standards to reduce strain on governmentwide systems

  • EPA sets Energy Star ratings for servers

    Standards part of broader plan to help reduce data center energy usage. Energy also has tool to measure data center power usage.

  • The Climate of the Climate Bill

    Congressman Henry Waxman, the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has been a busy man over the last few months. His new energy legislation could move out of committee this week. Jodi…

  • Vendor past performance data not up to par

    Agencies making contract awards without fully understanding the contractor’s past successes or failures. GAO makes six recommendations to improve and standardize the information.

  • Let the sunshine!

    The U.S. Army has picked two firms — Clark Energy Group of Bethesda, and Acciona Solar Power of Henderson, Nevada — to help develop and build the largest solar power array in the Department of Defense. It will be built at Fort Irwin, in California’s Mojave Desert. When complete, the solar farm will generate 500 megawatts using photovoltaic cells, and solar concentrators, which turns the heat of the sun into electricity.

  • CIO Council panel to take buzz out of cloud computing

    New group surveyed CIOs to find out what questions they had about this technology and received more than 15 pages of comments. The panel created working groups to address many of the questions. Group will send recommendations to an executive steering committee for action.