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RegScale Selected as 2022 SINET16 Innovator Award Winner

SINET16 Innovator Awards recognizes the 16 most innovative and compelling emerging cybersecurity companies around the globe. RegScale, a leading continuous compliance automation software company, announced today it has been named a 2022 SINET16 Innovator Award winner.

Rich Tighe Appointed CNS President and CEO

Richard “Rich” Tighe became president and chief executive officer for Consolidated Nuclear Security effective Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He replaces Gene Sievers, who had served as CNS’s acting president and CEO since July.

Record Crowd Attends Yesterday’s “Nuclear Opportunities Workshop”

More than 200 people turned out yesterday for the “Nuclear Opportunities Workshop” organized by the East Tennessee Economic Council with sponsorship support from a number of organizations that have a stake in the region’s long-standing place in the sector and the nuclear renaissance that is occurring.

“NOW” Panels Explore Four Aspects of Nuclear Industry and Implications for Region

Judging by the turnout – a record of more than 200 people at the all-day program, interest in nuclear power is clearly a “top of mind” item for many in a region with a long and well-known legacy in the nuclear sector as well as a strong footprint in the future in areas like advanced reactor technologies, next-gen reactor designs, and fusion power.

TVA Issues Carbon-Free Energy RFP

In 2021, TVA announced an aspirational goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of this initiative, TVA is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) today, for up to 5,000 MW of carbon-free and renewable energy projects with commercial operation dates ranging from 2023 through 2029.

4th Annual Nuclear Opportunities Workshop (NOW) to be Hosted by ETEC in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) is hosting its fourth in-person nuclear opportunities conference on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This day-long conference will focus on supply, technical, production, and workforce-related opportunities in the nuclear industry. Registration is open and available until July 28, 2022. Panel discussion topics include advanced reactors, nuclear fuels, radioisotopes, and the workforce needed to make all of these efforts successful.

Applications for Leadership Oak Ridge Now Being Accepted

Leadership Oak Ridge (LOR) and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce that they are accepting nominations for the Leadership Oak Ridge Class of 2023. Sessions begin in August, and class size is limited. Click here to submit nominations today. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2022.