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Director, Office of Cyber Assessment Operations

Chris McFearin is the Director of the Office of Cyber Assessment Operations within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  In this role, Mr. McFearin provides oversight and management for independent cybersecurity assessments performed by the Office wherein teams of subject matter experts evaluate and report on the overall performance of DOE’s classified and unclassified cybersecurity programs at individual DOE locations. 

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.