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Max Everett was selected in July 2017 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy. In this position, he oversees the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leads and manages the various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Everett has vast experience in managing and implementing information technology and cybersecurity for both public and private sector organizations.
Most recently, Mr. Everett served as Managing Director of Fortalice Solutions, leading cybersecurity risk assessments, advising clients on risk management, and developing secure infrastructure solutions.
He has previously worked as a consultant for public and private sector organizations, supporting development of network security services, cloud security policies, and cyber information sharing programs.
In 2008, Mr. Everett served as Chief Information Officer in the Office of Administration at the White House, managing the technology infrastructure for the Executive Office of the President, the technology requirements of the Presidential transition, and the Presidential records transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Mr. Everett has held additional technology leadership roles at the White House, the Department of Commerce, and on several National Special Security Events.
Mr. Everett received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas and a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He holds a number of professional certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Project Management Professional (PMP).