Many people are aware of Energy’s mission and how our Laboratories contribute to the Nation’s economic prosperity and security through scientific discovery. Our transformative advances also include technology solutions such as scientific computing and maintaining a vibrant science and engineering community. Cybersecurity is intertwined in work we do, being one of the most transformational tenants of Government, adapting to ever evolving threats, and making our technological advancements secure.
Every October, the Department of Energy joins the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others across the country in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign. This year marks the tenth year of the cybersecurity awareness campaign.
Bring your own Device, or BYOD, has been a popular topic for some time now. While government organizations and private companies continue to struggle with how to enjoy the business and economic benefits of BYOD, yet effectively manage the various risks, it’s just a matter of when, not if we will all be bringing our own mobile devices to the work environment. However, in my opinion, the “bring your own” concept is just beginning. In the not so distant future, I am almost certain we will see the advent of “Bring Your Own App” and “Bring Your Own Data” in the workplace.
The Energy Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer hosted a Data Analytics Technology Summit to showcase how the agency is using data analytics to make better data-driven decisions, provide value, and ultimately create mission impact.
As part of the Digital Strategy, the Department of Energy is making more high-value data sets available through Application Program Interfaces (APIs) – helping programmers develop new opportunities, services and products for citizens. Additionally, these data sets and APIs are now housed on cloud-based servers, helping us to provide easy, scalable access to the public.