National Security

Nuclear Power Plants Tighten Their Security

The U.S. nuclear energy enterprise is a key national security enabler, according to a report released this week by a new non-profit.

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address cybersecurity concerns involving the electric grid.

#LabsRoadShow Stop Two - Lab Contributions

Last month you had the chance to meet the National Labs. Now it’s time to find out what makes them so important. Join us for Stop Two of the National Labs Road Show, a virtual journey to meet the people, places and extraordinary science of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. This time we’re focusing on… Keep reading →

US Army V Corps To Leave Europe For Afghanistan

When the U.S. military calls climate change a “threat multiplier” and “a serious threat to national security,” it makes anyone stand up and pay attention. From direct land impacts and food and water shortages, to the displacement of millions of people, climate change is not taken lightly by our armed forces. Earlier this week, two… Keep reading →

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Ernest Moniz For Energy Secretary

President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy and National Security WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama’s $30 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Energy Department.  This Budget continues the Administration’s efforts to invest in America’s future, making critical investments in research, energy… Keep reading →


With gasoline prices lower than they’ve been in years, it’s easy to get complacent about weaning ourselves from petroleum. Sure, you might be spending less at the pump. But don’t forget the high cost our country pays for its over-dependence on oil – not just in terms of dollars, but in terms of national security, our economy… Keep reading →


Lab Day Demonstrations Highlight Labs’ Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation Washington, D.C. – Today, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) for National Lab Day on the Hill. The event highlighted several notable research projects from across the National Laboratory system. Senators Durbin and Risch also formally… Keep reading →


According to an alert issued last year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, hackers using a tactic called “spear phishing” sent targeted emails to insert malware in computers belonging to natural gas sector organizations. In a separate series of attacks, intruders attempted to obtain information from oil and gas companies about drilling projects and… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania Lead U.S. Energy Surge Forbes (David Blackmon) – As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence on Friday, it would also be appropriate to take a moment to celebrate those states who are currently leading our nation down the path towards energy independence.  No issue facing America today… Keep reading →

The Battle for FERC and the Future of Energy Security

Government Shutdown Continues Into Weekend

The failed nomination of Ron Binz to be the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which was formalized with his withdrawal from consideration last month, was unprecedented in Washington. The role of FERC has never been the subject of public of political interest – and I’d argue that few people (in Congress or otherwise)… Keep reading →

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