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Bring Transparency to an Intentionally Opaque Market

I had the pleasure of working with Anil Swarup at RSBY in India. He assembles the best possible team recruiting teams that consist of not just all the stakeholders but also people that believe in the project and then helps everyone prove the adage that the whole is greater then the sum of the parts.…

40% Solar Cell Efficiency — Solar energy world first in Australia

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While Germany has achieved 40.7% efficiency it was only in a lab environment and could not be easily mass produced. The work in Australia is still largely refocusing light to large concentrators rather than direct conversion of solar energy. Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into…

Major Department of Energy (DOE) Contract Awarded to Allegheny Science & Technology, New West Technologies Team

It is awesome to see our brothers and teammates from West Virginia win a big one. It really helps our commitment to improving the I-79 corridor and strengthen New West and Civergy’s team of best in class partners within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the Department of Energy. “Allegheny Science & Technology…

Plan X — DARPA Sets Cyber Foundations

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For years, the Pentagon has been open and adamant about the nation’s need to defend itself against cyberattack, but its ability and desire to attack enemies with cyberweapons has been cloaked in mystery. Plan X — an effort to improve the offensive cyberwarfare capabilities “needed to dominate the cyber battlespace,” according to an announcement for the workshop. No…

Court Throws Out Energy Saving Rule

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In a 2-1 decision with potentially broad ramifications for power markets, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has overturned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rule requiring ISO and RTOs to pay electricity consumers for “demand response,” that is, to pay them for reducing their electric usage during certain periods. The case was brought by…

Civergy, names Dan Hollenbach as Chief Financial Officer

Civergy, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dan Hollenbach, CPA, CGMA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer starting May, 2014. Dan’s primary focus will be to lead the financial integration of the Civergy family of companies as they move toward building an organization that provides a range of critical services and indispensable products – from…

Verizon Publishes 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

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In 2012, the Verizon Data Breach report along with Mandiant (now FireEye) APT1 report (http://intelreport.mandiant.com/). found that geopolitical and foreign nation attacks were on the rise. There was a real threat to businesses and organization causing financial loss, intellectual property compromise, and destabilization in business and brand worthiness. Things have changed in this new Data Breach report. In the…

Heartbleed effects SCADA systems

As if there weren’t a sufficient number of things to worry about related to the Heartbleed vulnerability disclosed earlier this month, you can now add this to the list: Many of the world’s computers used to control and manage heavy industrial equipment, electric grids, water distribution and other industrial control systems may be vulnerable, too. The good news…

General Mark Owen tapped as Civergy CEO

  US Air Force Brigadier General Mark Owen (retired) has been appointed Chief Executive Office as of March 2014. Mark is more than just “qualified to lead” the Civergy family of companies, as we move towards building an organization that provides a range of critical services and indispensible products — from cybersecurity to energy security, business…

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