Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Assessments
Chris McFearin is the Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Assessments within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Mr. McFearin is responsible for performing independent evaluations of the effectiveness of classified and unclassified cybersecurity policies and programs throughout the Department. The Office is responsible for analysis of cybersecurity trends, the development of the infrastructure for logistics support, and the tracking and monitoring of cyber assessments and reports. The Office maintains a catalog of existing cyber assessment capabilities and supports the development of new assessment practices to effectively respond to significant issues relating to the protection of DOE information systems and emergent cyber assessment needs of the Department.
Before joining EA's Office of Cyber Assessments, Mr. McFearin served as the Information Security Site Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mr. McFearin used his experience and skills to manage the cybersecurity program for the NNSA Albuquerque Complex as well as several NNSA enterprise-class information systems. Prior to entering federal service, Mr. McFearin was a contractor for DOE and other federal agencies where he served in roles as Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Coordinator, Instructional Designer, and Contract Program Manager. Mr. McFearin has developed a wide range of training courses on such topics as basic nuclear safety, cybersecurity awareness, general and privileged user training, and incident response and disaster recovery.
Mr. McFearin is a Certified Information System Security Professional and Certified Information System Auditor and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology.