The DOD Energy Blog

US capabilities in nuclear power design, fabrication and construction have dwindled over recent decades, with the remnants of once-powerful US nuclear engineering companies, such as Westinghouse (Toshiba) and GE (Hitachi) being sold to foreign companies. As we continue the series of articles on the self-inspection, we should understand that FSOs or designated inspecting officers may find themselves addressing “Elements of Inspection” that are common to ALL cleared companies participating in the NISP. With the adoption of microservices for cloud-native applications, organizations are moving towards serverless operations. Both organizations were founded in the early 1950s and forged a kind of alliance during the first few decades of their existence. The first step configuring Cyrus SASL is to determine name andlocation of a configuration file that describes how the PostfixSMTP server will use the SASL framework. Among the findings and forecasts are: that natural gas will likely become the fuel of choice for peak power generation and overtake coal as our largest source of electricity in general.

These “next generation reactors” languished over the three decades lull in nuclear power construction. While US utilities have mainly pursued fossil fuel generation options, which require less capital investment, the balance of nuclear expertise has shifted overseas. We don’t let them dictate how to build our ships, but we do let them decide if we can have the fuel we need. I sure am glad our troops don’t get tired. When DOD decides to place a value on energy security, when it decides to get serious about energy security on installations, it will move markets and business will respond. This part will cover the possible security vulnerabilities on such systems. The best way to ensure resilience of critical functions is through diversity of energy systems and supply sources and resilient designs. Also known as penetration testing, this assessment has the potential to disrupt operational systems and services. Americans are just beginning to understand our energy vulnerabilities and their potential impacts to the military, especially with the help of people like Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD).

You may also want to ensure that your website database functions relative to server-executed application scripts (like Drupal or Joomla) can properly access their database stores (like with MySQL, for instance). Unarmed officers are also ideal if you just want to satisfy the minimum requirements of your insurance policy. Information access restriction • Access to information and application system functions by users and support personnel should be restricted in accordance with a defined access control policy that is consistent with the organizational access policy. These tools give you added protection against hackers and identity thieves who try to sneak into your system by swiping passwords, piggybacking on your internet connection or exploiting out-of-date software. Principle 17. Design and operate an IT system to limit damage and to be resilient in response. Heck, try accessing a secure website using those complicated policies from a smartphone where the special characters are no longer above the corresponding numbers…sheesh!

Spray foamed tents and the Net Zero Plus Joint Concept Technology Demonstrations were both mentioned, but no new programs, policies or efforts were announced, other than the rebranding of the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) as Defense Logistics Agency, Energy. I attend at the invitation of Operation Free which represents veterans for clean energy and made up about half of the 100 plus people attending the Forum. The 104-page interim report is free and can be viewed in full here. We touched on small nukes for DOD applications in late 2009 (see: here and here). We’ve talked several times (see here and here) about the newly realized abundance of natural gas in the US and all over the world. He also talked about his energy goals for fleets as well as shore installations that exceed mandates and executive orders and demonstrates his leadership among the Services. It’s not a simple question; such an effort would require resources and leadership support to proceed. Alternative energy goals explicitly excluded the nuclear option, and any mention of nuclear energy has met with immediate skepticism due to perceived negative public attitudes.

DOD has been pursuing diversity through various non-nuclear alternative energy technologies. This was the seminal event that would finally create a value for energy security, make renewables competitive in cost and save the polar bears. Building a new energy future is the right thing to do to strengthen our national security, to promote economic prosperity, and to improve our environment. Korea and China, in particular, have been building new plants, not only at home, but for exports throughout the developing world. The Department of Energy has established a small reactor program, and industry groups have held workshops on the topic. Foreign entities have embraced the idea; Toshiba has been marketing their “4S” reactor for a number of years. European nuclear generating capacity has been growing quietly and advances in Asia have been dramatic. After the last minute issue that resulted in the postponement of the February updates, security updates have been released for March.