Office Timeline 2012 Plus.123
April 13, 2012President Obama issues an Executive Order "to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure." The Executive Order establishes a deputy-level interagency working group, consisting of fourteen agencies and offices including DOE, to coordinate policy and to promote sensible, cost-effective approaches. The White House convenes a meeting with key stakeholders, including representatives from the American Chemistry Council, the American Gas Association, the American Natural Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers, to discuss the Executive Order. A number stakeholders issue statements.
office timeline 2012 plus.123
August 27, 2012The Department releases information on customer power outages and other impacts on the energy sector as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Gulf Coast. DOE is the designated Federal Sector-Specific agency directing Emergency Support Function12 (ESF-12) activities for the Energy Sector under the National Response Framework. DOE has teams of responders specializing in energy infrastructure and coordinating with deployed personnel, other Department offices, and Federal and State and local agencies in responding to the emergency.
September 20, 2012The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announces the creation of a new office that will help the Commission focus on potential cyber and physical security risks to energy facilities under its jurisdiction.
December 12, 2012Glenn Podonsky, DOE's chief health, safety and security officer, forwards to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board recently completed independent safety culture assessments for five DOE projects/organizations.
On May 16, 2011, new images of Office 15 were revealed, showing Excel with a tool for filtering data in a timeline, the ability to convert Roman numerals to Arabic numerals, and the integration of advanced trigonometric functions. In Word, the capability of inserting video and audio online as well as the broadcasting of documents on the Web were implemented. Microsoft has promised support for Office Open XML Strict starting with version 15, a format Microsoft has submitted to the ISO for interoperability with other office suites, and to aid adoption in the public sector. This version can read and write ODF 1.2 (Windows only).