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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.  

March 1, 2021
DOE Announces $4 Million Lab Call for EMP/GMD Assessments, Testing, and Mitigation
DOE announces $4 million lab call for EMP/GMD Assessments, Testing, and Mitigation
February 11, 2021
CESER Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
CESER Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
January 12, 2021
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Why We Can’t Have Energy Security Without Maritime Security
CESER looks forward to supporting our partners in securing the U.S. Maritime Transportation System and addressing cybersecurity risks at sea
December 18, 2020
DOE Update on Cyber Incident Related to Solar Winds Compromise
The Department is responding to a cyber incident related to the Solar Winds compromise in coordination with our federal and industry partners.
December 3, 2020
Department of Energy Announces Partnership to Expand Cybersecurity Information Sharing Program
Essence is an OT sensor platform with advanced deep packet inspection and unique grid physics determination capabilities that can detect ICS threats.
November 27, 2020
How CESER Protects U.S. Critical Infrastructure and Preserves National Security
CESER will continue to strengthen energy sector security and resiliency and prevent cyber threats that can disrupt U.S. energy infrastructure.
November 23, 2020
2020 Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Peer Review
The 2020 CEDS Peer Review, held October 6-7, evaluated the progress of 20 ongoing, next-generation developments.
November 19, 2020
CESER’s Clear Path Exercise Tests Energy Sector’s Earthquake Response
CESER’s annual Clear Path Exercise series brings together government and industry to exercise response and recovery coordination after major incidents
October 27, 2020
Defending OT Security Is Critical to Protecting Our Grid
To better support heroes at the frontlines of OT security management, CESER created the OT Defender Fellowship Program.
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 cyberforcecompetition.com/registration.
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
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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.