DOE Assistant Secretary Evans Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee

On September 27, Karen Evans, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), testified before members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During her testimony Assistant Secretary Evans discussed DOE’s responsibilities as the Sector Specific Agency for energy related emergencies and CESER’s role in executing those duties as well as how her office coordinates with other federal agencies to support the larger federal emergency and cybersecurity response framework. Assistant Secretary Evans also highlighted the ongoing partnership between the National Association of State Energy Officials, CESER’s Infrastructure Security and Restoration Division, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to support states’ energy emergency planning and cybersecurity activities. To watch the hearing or download Assistant Secretary Evan’s testimony, visit the House Energy and Commerce website.