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The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) news section features current news, accomplishments, research initiatives, funding opportunities and more from around the energy sector.  

October 13, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $750K in funding to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and partner Potomac Institute for Policy Studies...
CESER announces $750K in funding to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Potomac Institute for Policy Studies to protect U.S. energy security
October 5, 2020
Department of Energy invests $3 million to enhance U.S. energy and maritime industries’ cybersecurity capabilities
Today, CESER announced an agreement with NIST to research and develop the cyber capabilities of the energy sector and maritime transportation system.
September 25, 2020
CESER to Commit $12 Million for Collaborative Development of Cybersecurity Solutions for Distribution and Municipal Utility Companies
CESER announces cooperative agreements to develop and deploy cyber and cyber-physical solutions for distribution and municipal utilities.
September 23, 2020
DOE CESER Partners with Schneider Electric to Strengthen Energy Sector Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Resilience
Schneider Electric is the first equipment manufacturer to sign an agreement and provide equipment to test under the DOE’s CyTRICS program.
July 21, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy to Host 2020 CyberForce Competition™ Virtually November 14
Registration for individual competitors is open until October 2, 2020 at
June 30, 2020
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CESER Releases Clear Path VII After-Action Report
The Clear Path VII After-Action Report presents findings from the 2019 tabletop exercise.
June 22, 2020
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CESER Welcomes U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets for Summer Internship in Operational Technology Cybersecurity
The internship will provide students a world-class research experience as they work alongside leaders in cybersecurity at Idaho National Laboratory.
June 1, 2020
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Preparedness and Response in Hurricane Season 2020
DOE is ready to safely facilitate the restoration of energy systems while protecting public health as the 2020 hurricane season comes underway.
May 20, 2020
Department of Energy Selects the University of Texas – San Antonio to Lead Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Today, the DOE announced the selection of the University of Texas – San Antonio to lead the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII)
May 18, 2020
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A Thank You to Essential Workers
During COVID19, the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response expresses its appreciation for the essential workforce.
May 1, 2020
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
March 19, 2020
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Maintaining Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness in the Energy Sector
A message to the energy sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 3, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Defense Announce Pathfinder Initiative to Protect...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) jointly signed a MOU
December 9, 2019
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2019 CyberForce Competition™
Over 600 students from 105 colleges and universities across the nation participated in the Department of Energy's 2019 CyberForce Competition™.
November 18, 2019
2019 CyberForce winning team from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, Baltimore County wins 2019 National CyberForce Competition™
Today, DOE announced the team from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as the national winner of its 2019 CyberForce Competition™.
October 18, 2019
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DOE Announces Selections to Advance Energy Sector Cybersecurity
The three projects will provide energy sector users with tools to assess their cybersecurity posture and help secure operational technology assets.
October 9, 2019
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Q&A with 2018 CyberForce Competition™ Winning Team Member Andrew Hughes
In recognition of NCSAM, CESER is highlighting some of its cybersecurity initiatives, including its collegiate cyber-defense competition, CyberForce.
September 17, 2019
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September is National Preparedness Month
Don’t get caught in the storm – this September, be prepared!
August 30, 2019
Secretary Perry Briefed on Hurricane Dorian
Secretary Perry was briefed by senior DOE officials about emergency preparedness underway for Hurricane Dorian.
August 27, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces Awardees of $30 Million Research Call to Enhance Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems
The awards, totaling $30 million, will fund National Laboratory and partner cybersecurity research, development, integration, and demonstrations.
August 20, 2019
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Engaging State and Local Communities on Energy Security to Strengthen the Nation — Highlights from 2018
An important part of CESER’s critical energy infrastructure security mission is its engagement with State, Local, Tribal, and Territory partners.
June 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 19, 2019
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DOE’s Geomagnetic Disturbance Monitoring Approach and Implementation Strategies
The report seeks to define requirements, understand vulnerabilities, increase situational awareness, and provide recommendations.
June 7, 2019
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Preparing for the 2019 Hurricane Season
Hurricane season in the Atlantic has officially begun.
June 3, 2019
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ClearPath VII: Sizing up a Seismic Zone
In early May, CESER conducted its seventh iteration of the ClearPath exercise series.