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.  

February 29, 2024

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Sixth Industry Partner – Rockwell Automation – Signs on to the Department of Energy’s Cyber Testing for Resilient Industrial Control Systems (CyTRICS™) Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) today announced a collaboration with Rockwell Automation to test multiple critical infrastructure components for cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

February 28, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Continues to Secure a Good Deal for Taxpayers as Replenishment of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Progresses Further

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Petroleum Reserves announced that contracts have been awarded for the acquisition of 3.2 million barrels of U.S.-produced crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

February 26, 2024

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DOE Announces $45 Million to Protect Americans From Cyber Threats and Improve Cybersecurity in America's Energy Sector

16 Projects Across Six States Selected to Develop Cutting-Edge New Tools and Technologies to Prevent Cyber Attacks and Reduce Energy Disruptions from Cyber Incidents

February 26, 2024

U.S. Department of Energy Announces a Solicitation to Purchase Oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve Replenishment

New Solicitation for up to 3 Million Barrels Continues Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Replenish Reserve at a Good Deal for American Taxpayers, Maintain the SPR’s Operational Readiness, and Protect the Nation’s Energy Security.

February 22, 2024

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New DOE-Funded Initiative Outlines Proposed Cybersecurity Baselines for Electric Distribution Systems and Distributed Energy Resources

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) applauds the release of cybersecurity baselines for electric distribution systems and distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar, wind, and storage.

February 20, 2024

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Collegiate Cyber Defenders Shine in CyberForce Program's Inaugural Conquer the Hill - Command Edition Competition

More than 75 college students competed to test their skills in the fundamentals of IT and cybersecurity infrastructure in the DOE CyberForce® Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill – Command Edition competition.

February 15, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Continues to Secure a Good Deal for Taxpayers as Replenishment of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Progresses Further

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Petroleum Reserves announced that contracts have been awarded for the acquisition of 2.95 million barrels of U.S.-produced crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

February 13, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $18 Million for Flexible, Innovative Transformers

DOE announced an $18M funding opportunity for Flexible Innovative Transformer Technologies (FITT). Up to 9 projects will research advanced transformers to improve grid reliability and ease transformer supply chains.

February 8, 2024

U.S. Department of Energy Announces a Solicitation to Purchase Oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve Replenishment

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Petroleum Reserves announced a solicitation for approximately 3 million barrels of oil for delivery to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in July 2024.

February 1, 2024

DOE Announces New Partnership with Westinghouse to Enhance Energy Supply Chain Security and Resilience

Westinghouse is the first nuclear Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) supplier to provide critical electrical grid components for cyber-related testing program.