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Department of Energy

In covering DOE’s science-related activities, FYI focuses on the Office of Science, including its six program offices and 10 national laboratories. FYI also covers the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy and the science-related activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration, including its three national laboratories.

 
28 Apr 2014

The DOE Office of High Energy Physics is establishing a cross-cutting program in Accelerator Stewardship and is requesting input on this initiative by May 19.

 
24 Apr 2014

“Unfortunately, the unmistakable conclusion of our fact-finding is that as implemented the NNSA experiment involving creation of a semi-autonomous organization has failed.”  So testified Norman Augustine about the National Nuclear Security Administration at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

 
23 Apr 2014

With one important exception, there was little discussion about the DOE Office of Science when Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at two hearings of the House and Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittees.  Most of the questions addressed to Moniz concerned the programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration, energy production, and the construction management of large DOE projects. 

 
28 Mar 2014

Tuesday’s afternoon hearing before the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee on the FY 2015 budget request for the Office of Science was very upbeat.  Members were well-informed and enthusiastic about the programs supported by this office.  Left largely unmentioned was the tight budget cap that appropriators will be operating under as the subcommittee moves, Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID) said, to mark-up its funding bill “relatively early.”

 
5 Mar 2014

The Department of Energy released partial information about its FY 2015 budget request yesterday afternoon.  Overall funding for the department would increase 2.6 percent under the Administration’s request.  The budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) would increase 4.0 percent.

 
5 Mar 2014

The Department of Energy released partial information about its FY 2015 budget request yesterday afternoon.  Overall funding for the department would increase 2.6 percent under the Administration’s request.  The budget for the Office of Science would increase 0.9 percent.

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