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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.

January 16, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Department Launches Second Contest of the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department is launching Round Two of the American Energy Data Challenge, asking the public to develop apps using open energy data.

December 19, 2013
First Round of American Energy Data Challenge Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the first round of cash prize winners in the American Energy Data Challenge.

November 26, 2013
OCIO Technology Summit: Cyber Innovation

Many people are aware of Energy’s mission and how our Laboratories contribute to the Nation’s economic prosperity and security through scientific discovery. Our transformative advances also include technology solutions such as scientific computing and maintaining a vibrant science and engineering community.  Cybersecurity is intertwined in work we do, being one of the most transformational tenants of Government, adapting to ever evolving threats, and making our technological advancements secure.  

November 6, 2013
Join the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department launches a four-part challenge to spur the development of new apps, tools and services that make high-value open energy data more accessible to the public.

October 30, 2013
Cybersecurity Is Every Citizen's Responsibility

The Energy Department plays a unique and critical role in promoting our nation’s cybersecurity. But all Internet users can help prevent cyber threats by practicing safe online behavior.

September 30, 2013
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, the Department of Energy joins the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others across the country in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign. This year marks the tenth year of the cybersecurity awareness campaign.

July 15, 2013
Bring Your Own Device

Bring your own Device, or BYOD, has been a popular topic for some time now. While government organizations and private companies continue to struggle with how to enjoy the business and economic benefits of BYOD, yet effectively manage the various risks, it’s just a matter of when, not if we will all be bringing our own mobile devices to the work environment. However, in my opinion, the “bring your own” concept is just beginning. In the not so distant future, I am almost certain we will see the advent of “Bring Your Own App” and “Bring Your Own Data” in the workplace.