“The Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response office has a new top executive.”
“A Feb. 13 memo to DOE staff from Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said the CESER office will be led by Alexander Gates, who comes from the National Security Agency where he worked in intelligence analysis, cyber operations, cyber security, research and tool development. He had also recently completed a tour of duty at DOE serving as deputy director for Cyber in DOE’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, according to the memo first reported by E&E News and obtained by FCW.”
“Gates replaces Karen Evans, the CESER office’s first assistant secretary. Then-Energy Secretary Rick Perry formed the CESER office in 2018 to address the agency’s expanding cybersecurity responsibilities and establish a more-direct line of intra-agency communications concerning cyber threats to energy infrastructure.”
“Evans was sworn into the position in September 2018. Brouillette’s memo doesn’t say where Evans is going, but he wished her ‘success in her next pursuit.’ Evans did not respond to FCW’s request for comment.”
“Evans is a longtime player in the federal technology space…” Read the full article here.
Source: Evans out at Energy Department – By Mark Rockwell, February 13, 2020. FCW.