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October 26, 2012
The Energy Department Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

As the storm continues to track, watch for situation reports from the Energy Department.

October 22, 2012
Energy Datapalooza: Unleashing the Power of Open Data to Advance our Energy Future

Today more than 150 of America’s entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts, and policy makers are coming together for an Energy Datapalooza.

October 2, 2012
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) effort will focus on how personally owned devices could be used for government work.
Tell Us: Your Thoughts on a Bring Your Own Device Policy

As the Energy Department creates a Bring Your Own Device policy, tell us how we can make it serve you best.

October 1, 2012
Emily Knouse has worked for the Energy Department for 35 years. In her current position as Senior Management Analyst in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, she helps the office maintain a highly-qualified workforce. | Energy Department photo.
OCIO’s Emily Knouse on 35 Years in the Government

Hear from one of DOE's own: Emily Knouse tells her story about how the Energy Department has changed over the years.

September 5, 2012
Transform, Protect and Advance – DOE’s IT Modernization Strategy

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. At Energy, we’re implementing a three-pillar approach -- Transform, Protect and Advance – as part of this broader strategy, driving more secure, cost-effective, and efficient IT infrastructure and services.

June 4, 2012
Update on IT Reform at the Department of Energy

The last 18 months have seen great improvements in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) information technology and cybersecurity. A major factor in our success is our alignment with the 25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal Information Technology Management to move to a “Cloud First” environment and maximize the use of shared services to reduce costs and improve IT delivery.

January 27, 2012
The 500 most viewed pages on Powerpedia, the Energy Department's internal information-sharing website which turned two on January 27, 2011. | Image credit Thomas O'Neill.
Powerpedia Turns Two

The Energy Department, inspired by the idea of creating a centralized hub for collaboration and information, launched its own internal wiki ­ Powerpedia ­ two years ago today.

January 11, 2012
A smarter, modernized, and more secure grid will be pivotal to the United States’ world leadership in a clean energy future. | Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Protecting the Nation's Electric Grid from Cyber Threats

The Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Maturity Model Pilot is a new White House initiative led by the Department of Energy to develop a model to help us identify how secure the electric grid is from cyber threats and to test that model with participating utilities.

August 1, 2011
PKI Techstat at the Department of Energy

Earlier this month, the Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer held a TechStat session of its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program, which provides digital certificates for Department employees and advances the ability to share information in a secure manner with our internal and external stakeholders.

June 2, 2011
IT Reform at the Department of Energy

As Chief Information Officer for the Department of Energy, my role is to bring together internal IT resources, National Laboratories and strategic partners inside and outside of the Department to promote agency-wide innovation and effective operations that provide tangible, positive high value outcomes for the nation. At the Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer, we are “breaking the cycle and moving forward” by transforming the Department’s IT strategy to enable the mission through strategic governance, responsive IT, and risk-based cybersecurity.