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January 31, 2018
superhero themed graphic celebrating powerpedia birthday
Happy 8th Birthday, Powerpedia!
The Department of Energy's (DOE) internal wiki, Powerpedia, is celebrating its 8th birthday.
June 24, 2016
DOE FITARA Implementation Plan

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce publication of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Information...

June 12, 2015
The National Maker Faire aims to celebrate all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math through do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others projects and fun.
3D Cobra, Renewable Energy, and Green Button at the National Maker Faire

Part science fair, part county festival, part 21st-century technology convention, the National Maker Faire will bring together “makers” of all ages...

May 1, 2015
Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with...

March 3, 2015
The updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency helps homeowners and businesses find incentive programs that can reduce or defray installation or purchase costs of technologies like photovoltaic systems. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Find Energy Incentives Quicker and Easier with DSIRE Open Data and Website

Updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency includes expanded data accessibility, a new Application Program Interface,...

February 25, 2015
More than 100 energy leaders and innovators recently gathered for a Green Button event in San Diego to share best practices and identify new applications, tools, and services that aim to help homeowners and businesses save energy and money.  | National Institute of Standards and Technology and Energy Department photo
Energy Innovation: Green Button Initiative Empowering Americans to Save Energy and Money

Saving energy benefits both the environment and your wallet. However, before determining which energy-saving strategies and solutions to implement,...

February 12, 2015
eSCRM Program Overview

Cybersecurity attacks disrupt, destroy, and compromise components across manufacturing supply chains and create risks that transcend agencies,...

February 6, 2015
Phishing Is As Quick As Clicking One Click Too Many

There are all sorts of impersonators working to obtain our personal information. Phishing is a malicious attempt to collect personal and/or...

January 26, 2015
2015 Information Management Conference

The 34th Information Management Conference (IMC) sponsored by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will be held at the Gaylord...

January 16, 2015
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OCIO Technology Summit: High Performance Computing

Last week, the Office of the Chief Information Officer sponsored a Technology Summit on High Performance Computing (HPC), hosted by the Chief...

December 29, 2014
Lab Visits on DOE Technology Roadmap and the Technology Advisory Board

Many people are familiar with the mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to enable the Department of Energy’s urgent...

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...

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...

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 ...

November 20, 2014
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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...

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...

October 1, 2014
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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...

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.  During this new...

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...

March 5, 2014
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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...

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...

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
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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...

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...