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December 4, 2014
CTO Speaks to Government's Role in Driving Innovation

Last week, I provided an opening keynote at the Management of Government Technology Annual Summit entitled, Driving Government Innovation: Process and Technology to Achieve Success.  Other speakers included a former Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Chief of Network Security at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

December 2, 2014
Security Through Innovation

Security, in all forms, can thrive through innovation. With a mission scope that encompasses technology, energy, science, and nuclear security, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been on the forefront of producing ground-breaking solutions to safeguard our nation’s precious resources.

November 25, 2014
Newly Developed IT Asset Tools Enhance Cybersecurity Innovation

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has leveraged its own IT Asset Management (ITAM) data to further enhance Department of Energy (DOE) cybersecurity awareness and prevention.

November 20, 2014
Powerpedia Games Encourages Employees to Enhance Internal Wiki

The Department's internal wiki, Powerpedia, is holding an editing competition as part of its 5th Birthday celebration.  Users will collect points by making edits to the wiki.   The points will be used to determine the event winners.  The Powerpedia Games winners will receive their awards as part of a formal celebration in the Headquarters auditorium.

November 18, 2014
Winners Announced in the Open Data by Design Contest

A little over a year ago, Secretary Moniz announced the launch of the American Energy Data Challenge.  The Challenge would consist of a series of four contests, combining open data and energy innovation, and drawing on the creativity of the American public in multiple ways.  Our goals were simple: to increase the value of the vast public data sets held in trust by the Department of Energy, and to put new tools into the hands of individuals, homes, and businesses fueled by public and private energy data. 

October 1, 2014
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The White House has designated October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in which the Department of Energy (DOE) joins the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others across the country to support this initiative and amplify the “Stop. Think. Connect.” message.

June 9, 2014
Researchers at the National Renewables Energy Laboratory get creative with data with a virtual wind tunnel. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Think Outside the Box During Our Open Data by Design Contest

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the third contest in our year-long American Energy Data Challenge initiative.

March 25, 2014
Participants at the Los Angeles Apps for Energy Hackathon build what could be the next great energy app. | Photo courtesy of UCLA.
America Competes to Build the Best Energy App

Earlier this year, the American Energy Data Challenge hosted a series of hackathons across the country to encourage the creation of energy-related apps.

March 5, 2014
IT Modernization Efforts: Connecting it all Together

The Obama Administration’s Digital Government Strategy provides a vision for a 21st century government that lays a strong foundation for modernizing technology services across the Federal Government.

February 12, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps in Washington D.C. January 25
American Energy Data Challenge Hackathons – “Apps For Energy”: Turning Energy Data into Working Apps in 24 Hours

The Department of Energy's "Apps for Energy" Hackathons give dozens of app designers 24 hours to come up with working prototypes of apps that solve challenges using energy data.