Department of Energy Creates New Cybersecurity Office
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry established a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 (FY19) budget request included $96 million in funding for the office to bolster DOE's efforts in cybersecurity and energy security.

The CESER office will be led by an assistant secretary who will focus on energy infrastructure security, support the expanded national security responsibilities assigned to the department and report to the under secretary of Energy.

“DOE plays a vital role in protecting our nation’s energy infrastructure from cyber threats, physical attack and natural disaster, and as secretary, I have no higher priority,” said Perry. “This new office best positions the department to address the emerging threats of tomorrow while protecting the reliable flow of energy to Americans today.”

The creation of the CESER office will elevate the department’s focus on energy infrastructure protection and will enable more coordinated preparedness and response to natural and man-made threats, a statement said.

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