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Former Pocatello National Guard Armory serves first responders again

January 13, 2022

When it opened in 1939 and for the next 30 years, Pocatello’s National Guard Armory on South Second Avenue bustled with activity. Guardsmen trained with tanks and armored vehicles, frequently leaving for maneuvers in the hills outside town. But if the walls of the New Deal-era armory could talk, they would tell of...

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A decade in the making, Idaho researchers unveil enhanced electric power grid...

January 12, 2022

A decade in the making, Idaho researchers unveil enhanced electric power grid test bed   It’s taken almost 10 years to design and construct, but researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have now energized and put into service one of the nation’s most comprehensive...

Need for speed: INL counterintelligence specialist switches gears

January 7, 2022

Many hold fond memories of their first “real” car. That first car has stayed with Michael Vollmer and led to a hobby that has lasted more than 25 years.  Just a couple of high school kids: A young Michael Vollmer, right, poses with...

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Security researchers discover abundant, cost-effective way to make new cancer medicine

January 4, 2022

A step beyond X-rays, nuclear medicine involves introducing small amounts of radioactive materials into tissues and organs to make detailed images for diagnosing and treating diseases, especially cancer.   Unfortunately, the radioactive building blocks of these materials, called radioisotopes, are often difficult and expensive to produce.   At a...

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Five INL innovations that are changing the world

December 23, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory researchers are focused on innovations that are changing the world. From discoveries in advanced nuclear energy to carbon-free energy options and to protecting our nation’s most critical infrastructure assets, our talented teams at INL are constantly pushing the limits to redefine what is possible.   Check...

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College of Eastern Idaho designated as cyber Center of Academic Excellence with...

December 8, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory continues to respond to the call heard across state, national and global communities seeking cybersecurity experts to safeguard a world with its head in an iCloud. Answering a recent need, lab leaders worked directly with College of Eastern Idaho (CEI)...

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Tech-based grant provides cybersecurity assistance to rural community

December 1, 2021

Most of us have been impacted by a cyberattack, whether we know it or not. Cyber adversaries aren’t just targeting major players on the world stage anymore; they are coming for rural America. These attacks can result in ransomware demands,...

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Adaptable cybersecurity solution for industry and infrastructure wins technology development award

October 21, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory’s OpDefender cybersecurity technology received a 2021 Far West Regional Award for Outstanding Technology Development from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. OpDefender is INL’s eighth Far West Regional Award in the past five years. The technology...

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From a small town to a national impact: Hartenstein’s journey to leading...

July 22, 2021

As he prepares to retire in October and transition to emeritus status, Steve Hartenstein, INL’s chief science officer for National and Homeland Security research, reflects on his 36-year career. Steve Hartenstein’s career has been dedicated to security research. The work...

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New technology shows promise in detecting, blocking grid cyberattacks

July 20, 2021

Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory and New Mexico-based Visgence Inc. have designed and demonstrated a technology that can block cyberattacks from impacting the nation’s electric power grid. To demonstrate the ability of the Constrained Cyber Communication device to block a...

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