Trump throws in for the long haul in Puerto Rico
President Trump said yesterday his administration would support Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in restoring electric power to the U.S. territory, where most residents have been without electricity for a full month, and then help with the multibillion-dollar task of building a more storm-resistant grid.
Cyberdefenses put to test at computer speed
SCOVILLE, Idaho — At the Energy Department's remote "proving grounds" in southeast Idaho's desert, researchers are testing automated cybersecurity defenses to protect grid systems if a destructive attack comes too fast or in too many places for humans to handle.
National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future
SCOVILLE, Idaho — Nuclear power for the grid was born here in 1951, when an experimental reactor's football-sized core sent current flowing to a quartet of lightbulbs at the isolated government laboratory on Idaho's southeast desert. And the nuclear industry's future may be written here, as well — at least key parts of it — inside the Energy Department's Idaho National Laboratory testing complex.
Puerto Rico's missing cry for help
As President Trump ratchets up pressure to keep disaster relief spending under control, the halting efforts of Puerto Rico's bankrupt public power company to summon help have perplexed and troubled U.S. electricity industry officials.
Cyber specialist gets nod to lead Homeland Security
President Trump has announced he will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a longtime national security consultant and current White House principal deputy chief of staff, to be the next secretary of Homeland Security.