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IBM Big Data, Analytics Tech Boosts Energy Department’s Solar, Wind Forecasts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) said its weather model and renewable forecasting technology has helped the Energy Department fine-tune its solar and wind forecast accuracy as much as 30 percent compared to using conventional tools, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The system, dubbed SMT, uses big data, …

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Xerox’s PARC Arm to Develop Methane Leak Detector for Energy Department


Xerox (NYSE: XRX) company PARC has secured an undisclosed amount of government funds to develop a printed sensor array for energy sector customers to detect methane gas. The sensors will be made of carbon nanotubes modified with dopants and coatings that are designed to react differently to various gases and to produce unique patterns for …

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Mary Ann Hopkins Announces Frank Sheppard as Parsons Lead for SWPF Project


TYSONS CORNER, VA April 8, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — GovCon Executive reported Tuesday on Parsons promoting Frank Sheppard as project manager of the Energy Department’s salt waste processing facility. Sheppard has been working on the Parsons prime contract since 2011, giving him valuable insight and perspective on the project, …

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General Atomics Fusion Energy Studies Report Heat Burst Breakthrough; Mickey Wade Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA March 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on recent findings from General Atomic’s joint research with the Energy Department regarding fusion energy heat bursts. According to the company, new evidence indicates that it may be possible to manipulate magnetic fields to prevent or control heat bursts, …

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Carol Johnson Appointed CEO of Fluor-Led Savannah River Partnership; Bruce Stanski Comments


Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) has named Carol Johnson as president and CEO of the company’s  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions partnership that manages and operates the Savannah River Site, an Energy Department facility near Aiken, South Carolina. Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor’s government group, said Tuesday that Johnson’s background includes roles in nuclear facilities operations, …

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SAIC Wins Spot on $228M Natl Lab IT Services IDIQ; Dan Harris Comments


Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a position on a $228 million prime contract to provide mission computing and information technology support for two national laboratories. The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains five years and an option to extend work for two more years, SAIC said Monday. Through a …

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URS Team to Manage Radioactive Waste on Potential $1B Contract; Robert Zaist Comments

A URS Corp.-led (NYSE: URS) team has won a potential $1.3 billion Energy Department contract to operate a radioactive waste isolation pilot plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The San Francisco-based company said the Nuclear Waste Partnership subsidiary will start work Oct. 1 under the potential 10-year contract, which has five …

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News- Boeing Receives $8.5 Million in Stimulus Money for Smart Grid

The US Department of Energy has awarded Boeing an $8.5 million grant to conduct research on improving the efficiency of the US power grid. The research will be conducted on the next three years and will focus on improving efficiency and reliability. The grant will fund a prototype smart grid …

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Contract Award- Boeing – $8.56 Million – DOE

The Department of Energy has awarded Boeing Co. a contract worth $8.56 million to develop prototype smart grid technology. The award was one of 32 contracts awarded by the DOE totaling $620 million. According to the statement made by the DOE, under the contract, Boeing will “demonstrate an advanced smart-grid …

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News- Vangent Announces 12 Percent Growth Rate in Third Quarter

Vangent, Inc. has announced it’s third quarter financial results for 2009. For the quarter ending in September 2009, Vangent recorded $149.4 million in revenue, a twelve percent increase from the same time period the previous year. One of the largest contributors to the total revenue was the Government Group, whose …

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