DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LAPSE OF APPROPRIATIONS PLAN 1. How would DOE implement its existing plan for operating in the event of a lapse of appropriations? DOE has a written Order entitled Plan for Operating in the Event of a Lapse in Appropriations (DOE Order 137.1B), that addresses its plan and procedures for (1) continuing operations… Keep reading →


Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr Announces Next Steps in Pursuit of Exascale Supercomputing to Accelerate Major Scientific Discoveries and Engineering Breakthroughs. Argonne, Ill. – Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing… Keep reading →


President Obama has released the National Security Strategy (NSS) to outline the progress the Administration has made over the past six years and to highlight U.S. priorities to advance our interests in the years ahead. The Department of Energy (DOE) is charged with implementing several of the missions the President highlights in the NSS as… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Highlights a Top Budget Priority in Texas WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall traveled to Amarillo, Texas to visit the Pantex Plant, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site charged with maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, a critical component of President Obama’s National… Keep reading →

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Ernest Moniz For Energy Secretary

KANSAS CITY, MO – Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was joined by the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II and Vicky Hartzler, and other local officials today to officially dedicate the new National Security Campus in Kansas City. As… Keep reading →

Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends

WASHINGTON – Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “Madelyn Creedon’s confirmation comes at a critical point for the National Nuclear Security Administration,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.  “She is well-prepared for her… Keep reading →

The head of the agency responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile said on Friday that he will leave his post in January, Reuters reported, six months after three elderly peace activists broke into the government’s maximum-security facility for weapons-grade uranium. The departure of Thomas D’Agostino, the administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), has nothing to do with the security breach, an NNSA official said. D’Agostino, who worked for the government for more than 36 years and had been head of the NNSA for more than five years, had been asked to stay in the job but declined, the official said.