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…

The recent Washington, D.C., event was an opportunity to explain to Congress and their staff the cutting-edge research that takes place in the national lab system and highlight DOE’s role as a powerhouse of science, technology and engineering.

Last week DOE Chief Information Officer Robert Brese toured Fermilab. From left: Fermi Site Deputy Manager Mark Bollinger, Fermi Site Manager Mike Weis, Fermilab Chief Information Officer Vicky White, DOE Chief Information Officer Robert Brese, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer.

On Sept. 29, the extension to the Fermilab contract with DOE was signed by Rory Simpson from the Fermi Site Office and Fermilab Director Pier Oddone. Also present were senior managers from Fermilab, Fermi Site Office and the DOE Office of High Energy Physics.