Department of Energy (DOE)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Committee ranking member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) attends a House Oversight Committee hearing titled Examining the Practices and Profits of Gun Manufacturers in the Rayburn House Office Building. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).

Top Republicans request info from DOE nuclear labs about attempted cyberattacks

Hackers reportedly sought to collect credentials from scientists at research facilities that carry out work on the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Director Dr. Kim Budil speaks during a news conference with fellow administrators and scientists at the Department of Energy headquarters to announce a breakthrough in fusion research on December 13, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

Machine-learning models predicted ignition in fusion breakthrough experiment

Recent ML advances helped ensure Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's historic achievement on the path to zero-carbon energy.
US President Joe Biden looks at a quantum computer as he tours the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, on October 6, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images).

Quantum-ready workforce tops White House, scientists’ list of needs

“This is the time to change the model for how you build a technology workforce,” said physicist David Awschalom, after a White House meeting with top quantum…
FORT WORTH, TX – FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to the state. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Biden administration seeks more power outage data from utility companies

The White House and DOE want more utilites to sign up to the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide reporting regime.