Department of Energy

On Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited Fermilab and discussed accelerator technology development, neutrino research, quantum computing and a host of other activities that the lab pursues. He concluded his trip by delivering remarks to Fermilab staff in the packed Ramsey Auditorium and answering audience questions.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Secretary Rick Perry visited the Fermilab site on Jan. 9. During his visit, he met with scientists and saw much that the lab has to offer: neutrino experiments going on underground, accelerator technology, quantum computing technology, the 50-foot Muon g-2 magnet, the herd of bison and much more.

From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 10, 2018: In a folksy, down-home talk at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Batavia Jan. 9, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry presented himself as an advocate for the Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories and the expansion of science on a global scale.

The Office of Science now requires explicit mention in the Acknowledgment section of Fermilab technical publications as below: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics. The United States Government retains and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges that the United States Government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form… More »

The Department of Energy has published its first compilation of Strategic Best Practices from across the department and the national laboratory sstem. The report by DOE’s Office of Enterprise Assessments, available on DOE’s PowerPedia site, highlights 19 examples of work that’s being done well, with the expectation that the practices will be adapted for use throughout DOE and the labs. “In the past, focusing on failures and vulnerabilities within DOE was common,” the report states. “Secretary Moniz’s recent direction for… More »