Obama will veto bill if cuts to energy tech remain

President Barack Obama will veto the 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act if cuts to technology-related funding are not removed, according to a statement released Wednesday by the White House.

Energy Department offers $4 billion for renewable technologies

The Energy Department announced $4 billion in loan guarantees July 3 focused on U.S.-based innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects designed to help agencies avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.

Is work culture the biggest roadblock to improving government IT?

Be it deciding between issuing a device or allowing employees to bring their own, or moving agencies’ data centers to the cloud, a group of public and private sector IT professionals say real change will come to federal IT when the government recognizes today’s work culture is changing as quickly as technology is improving.

Preparedenss goes mobile as hurricane season begins

Discussion of mobile applications and preparedness dominated President Barack Obama’s briefing Friday on disaster preparedness with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

GAO: Agencies not documenting cyber incident response

The federal government is not learning critical lessons in cyber incident response because agencies are not effectively documenting how they respond to attacks or what the impact of those attacks have been on agency operations, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

DOE lab meets next wave of energy-efficient building research

The Energy Department is embracing the next generation of energy-efficient building research. The department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launched the first experiment in its newly constructed test facility, which provides a futuristic level of research and experimentation of building-energy efficiency.

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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