Tag Archives: DOE

Department of Energy Planning for a More Secure Infrastructure

The Department of Energy recently released its “2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity,” outlining strategic framework over the next decade to design, install, operate and maintain energy delivery systems capable of surviving a cyber incident and sustaining critical functions. The report identifies five strategies on which the government …

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Department of Energy to Deploy Oracle Technology

The Department of Energy has chosen Oracle software in its deployment of an integrated reporting system that will manage some of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that doubled its annual budget to nearly $44 billion. Software being deployed includes Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Financials, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Human …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 11, 2010

General Keith Alexander was confirmed by the Senate as head of Cyber Command. Wood Parker commented on Larry Strang’s hiring at TASC to develop cyber initatives. A new cyber attack highlights the need for “defense in depth.” DOE hosted its annual small business conference. Finding NEEMO: NASA goes underwater. Hackers …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 23, 2010

The FBI has hired a new director of cybersecurity, Gordon Snow. Service academies are battling out rivalries in cyberspace. Stephanie Cutter was named Assistant to the President for Special Projects. Childhood obesity: threat to national security. DOE will invest in new technologies. The VA suspended 2/3 of its IT programs …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 25, 2010

Cyber espionage is the real problem, according to CSIS’ Dr. Jim Lewis who spoke at the Potomac Officers Club today. Purdue is partnering with Sypris Electronics for cyber research. According to a cyber researcher, our best hope is that the enemy is “drowning in data.” There are more mobile devices …

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Utility Companies to Invest Billions on Cybersecurity

Within the next five years, utility companies will likely invest $21 billion on cybersecurity to protect electrical grids, according to a new report by Pike Research. Much of the increased spending (investment will triple between 2010-2015) will be driven by configuration management and equipment protection. As the United Stats and …

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DOE to Set Up Cyber Force to Protect Power Grid

The US Department of Energy announced its plans to spend $8.5 million for a cyber security unit to help protect the US electric power grid according to an article on Networkworld.com. The unit, known as “National Energy Sector Cyber Organization,” will help to integrate smart grid technology to ensure the …

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DOE may be at risk for cyber attack

The Department of Energy (DOE) may be at risk for cyber attack according to a recent report by the Inspector General. If the DOE fail to upgrade their security measures, they risk a security breach and possible loss worth millions of dollars. The Office of Science in the DOE has …

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State Energy Efficiency Report Indicates Growth Potential

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released its third annual state-by-state ranking on the adoption and implementation of energy efficiency policies. Clearly, several states continue to log impressive scores while others have made significant strides, as was reported by the New York Times’ blog on energy and …

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School Funding to Come at Crucial Time

School districts across the country received welcome news recently that desperately-needed cash flow will arrive a few crucial weeks sooner than expected. The news came just as officials are busy with eleventh-hour hiring and planning for the upcoming school year, and will save jobs and programs that might otherwise have …

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