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The Department of Energy will support research, development and demonstration efforts aimed at strengthening the security and resiliency of U.S. power grid against cyber threats and will select up to 15 cybersecurity projects for the new funding opportunity. DOE said Wednesday that potential topic areas are automated cyber attack prevention and miti...

The $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 is now headed to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature after the Senate voted 83-11 to pass the defense policy bill, The Hill reported Thursday. The NDAA reflects a $45 billion increase from the president’s budget request and seeks to authorize $817...

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved fusion ignition, a milestone that could provide insights into the development of clean fusion energy and lead to advancements in national defense. A controlled fusion experiment performed at the National Ignition Facility on Dec. 5 applied ...

Karin Feldman, vice president of NuScale Power‘s (NYSE: SMR) program management office, has been appointed interim chief operating officer and chief nuclear officer. She will step into the dual position Jan. 6 and replace Dale Atkinson, who will retire from NuScale after more than eight years of service, the company said Friday.  Feldman ...

BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) has commenced the production of a new nuclear fuel product that will power the Department of Defense’s deployable microreactor and support NASA’s space exploration initiatives. The company said Wednesday it will manufacture a core for the Project Pele microreactor, produce TRISO fuel for additional reactors ...

A Centrus Energy subsidiary has entered into a $150 million cost-shared partnership agreement with the Department of Energy to demonstrate the domestic production of a high-performance nuclear fuel component. American Centrifuge Operating will deploy a cascade of 16 advanced centrifuges at an enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio, to produce 20 kilog...

The Department of Energy has selected 20 companies that will receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds totaling $2.8 billion to grow the battery supply chain for the power grid, as well as electric vehicles and associated components. DOE said Wednesday the awards will support the establishment and expansion of commercial-grade domestic factories f...

The Department of Energy has awarded a Fluor-led (NYSE: FLR) team a potential $12 billion contract to continue operating and managing the Savannah River Site in South Carolina for the next five years. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will extend its environmental management and waste cleanup operations at the nuclear reservation facility through Sep...

The Department of Energy is investing up to $50 million in a new program to help private sector organizations develop fusion power systems. DOE said Thursday the funding initiative provides U.S. businesses an opportunity to partner with national laboratories and universities to demonstrate the commercial viability of fusion pilot plant concepts. The...

The Department of Energy has named seven awardees on a five-year, $120 million contract vehicle for technical assistance to field sites operated by DOE’s Office of Environmental Management. DOE said Tuesday it may issue firm-fixed-price and time-and-material task orders through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Tasks will i...