Tag Archives: DOE

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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