NNSA CTO Travis Howerton to step down

The National Nuclear Security Administration is about to lose its top technologist. Travis Howerton, NNSA chief technology officer, plans to accept a job at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and will be working closely with its chief information officer, Michael Bartell, FedScoop has learned.

Uptick in agency STEM initiatives

The Education Department has launched a new blog to showcase the innovative efforts of teachers and students across the country.

FedWire: Roving on Mars, war in the Robotic Age and serving up STEM

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FedWire: SBA nomination, bathythermograph sensors and fuel cells

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Safety data takes center stage

Technologists, safety officers, entrepreneurs and government officials gathered at the Agriculture Department on Tuesday for the second annual Safety Datapalooza.

FedWire: Best of socialgov, federal cryptography and clean tech

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FedWire: Cyber-crime working group, future of computing, and clean energy

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FedWire: Whistle-blower criteria, quantum imaging and R&D growth

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Data Challenge winners make energy waste a thing of the past

Looking for smart, technological ways to reduce energy consumption, or to make decisions on what house to buy based on energy use? The American Energy Data Challenge winners are making those dreams a reality with the Energy Department’s open data.

Data Vault: American Energy Data Challenge

This week, the Data Vault explores the Energy Department’s newest crowdsourcing contest with Presidential Innovation Fellow Charles Worthington.

‘Who is minding the store?’ FedScoop’s top 9 federal tech vacancies

With the holidays looming and Congress about to go on break, FedScoop decided to look into the top tech vacancies in the government.

Administration ups the ante on renewable energy requirements

Federal agencies will be required to increase their use of renewable energy to 20 percent of their total energy use by 2020, after President Barack Obama released a memorandum Dec. 5.

FedWire: Military satellite access, students startups and ‘Pay for Success’

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FedWire: Responsive design, STEM, and capturing space

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DOE unveils new data challenge

Robert Brese, CIO at the Energy Department, announced Nov. 6 the department’s American Energy Data Challenge that includes four phases that center all around energy data and how DOE can best use it.

David Bray: A government Renaissance man

David Bray started his career in government at 15. As the new chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, he is taking lessons learned from an extensive government career to create an avenue of change in the agency.

FedWire: Battling cyber-attacks, space crew relocation and gadgets

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DOE boosts cybersecurity efforts

This week, the Energy Department announced more than $30 million in awards to highly advanced energy sector stakeholders in seven different states.

FedWire: STEM focus, base security and meeting cyber challenge

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DOE’s secret weapon: Supercomputers

They’re not just computers; they’re supercomputers. The Energy Department’s national labs are home to 32 of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. Many of these computers operate at more than one quadrillion floating point operations per second, and explore everything from astrophysics to climate change.

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