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Mr. William "Ken" Hunt is the Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, he is responsible for ensuring enterprise-wide compliance with privacy laws, regulations, policies, and standards. He also oversees the Records Management team charged with developing and implementing records management practices consistent with requirements established by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Prior to starting with the Department, Mr. Hunt worked as the Senior Director for Information Sharing, Security, and Safeguarding in the Privacy Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he helped craft information sharing relationships between DHS and various elements of the United States Intelligence Community. While at DHS, Mr. Hunt also served a yearlong assignment to the National Counterterrorism Center to oversee compliance with the privacy, civil liberties, and intelligence oversight terms and conditions of a number of novel information sharing agreements between DHS and NCTC. He started his federal career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, where he worked variously for the General Counsel and the Commercial Technology Office, negotiating commercial licenses for NASA-owned intellectual property. Mr. Hunt holds degrees from the University of Connecticut, the Boston College Law School, and the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, where he received an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with both U.S. (CIPP/US) and U.S. Government (CIPP/G) endorsements, and is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars.