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Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

Honorable Karen Evans

Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
U.S. Department of Energy

Karen S. Evans was sworn in by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) on September 4, 2018. Evans was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for CESER by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Before being nominated by President Donald J. Trump to lead the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) cybersecurity efforts, Evans served in the public sector as a top IT official at the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush, in the position that is now known as the federal CIO. She has also previously served as DOE’s CIO. Most recently, Evans was the National Director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, a public-private program designed to help address a skills gap in the cybersecurity field.

Mrs. Evans received her MBA and BA in Chemistry from West Virginia University.