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Director, Office of Cyber Assessments

Fred West is the Director of the Office of Cyber Assessments within the Office of Enterprise Assessments at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  He is responsible for implementing the Department’s independent assessment program for cybersecurity. The office has established and maintains a continuous program for assessing the security of DOE classified and unclassified networks through expert program and technical analysis, including detailed network penetration testing to detect vulnerabilities and risks that could be exploited by sophisticated adversaries, terrorists, and malicious insiders.

William Fred West - Director, Office of Cyber Assessments

Since joining DOE in 2008, Mr. West has led more than 160 cybersecurity assessments throughout the DOE enterprise, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Prior to arriving at DOE, his work involved providing Information Operations intelligence, analysis, reporting, collection management, computer network defense analysis, and target development support for the United States Strategic Command, Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare, Directorate of Intelligence and Cyber Defense.  He started his career in the United States Air Force where he planned and directed analytical research and studies to develop new security methods, procedures, techniques and approaches to protect information and systems for use throughout the National Security Agency, Department of Defense and other civilian agencies.

Mr. West holds several professional certifications, a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics, and a Master’s degree in Computer Resources and Information Management.