EFCOG Cybersecurity Working Group Annual

Virtual Workshop 2021

October 19-21, 2021

The Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Cybersecurity Working Group Virtual Workshop will explore Cybersecurity topics such as addressing compliance requirements, cyber resource challenges, reducing risk for remote work environments, industrial control system and operational technology security, and solutions to address key cyber security challenges and promote resilience. 

Virtual Panel Presentations

Virtual panel presentations will be scheduled for morning and afternoon sessions with an assigned moderator and Q&A capabilities for engagement and participation.  Sessions will be recorded for posting on this meeting collaboration site to allow attendees who were unable to attend at the designated time to log in and view the session.

Virtual Discussion Forums

After the virtual panels end, the recorded sessions will be posted in the virtual discussion forum to facilitate additional discussions to continue and allow for those who missed a panel to view.  Logged in users will be able to view and participate in the discussion forum.

Cyber Awareness & Training is Sponsored by Living Security

We are pleased to offer the Cybersecurity Escape Room, provided by Living Security.  The Escape Room technique provides training in an engaging, effective way.  The CyberEscape Online is a completely remote, team based training platform offering a fun, memorable security training experience.  Sign-up times are posted in the training center.

Featured Talks & Speakers  – Added Upon Confirmation- Check Back Often

Department of Energy, Deputy Secretary (Recorded Message)

Mr. David Turk, Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy (Recorded Message)

Prior to his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Turk was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their clean energy transitions. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project tracking progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies.

During the Obama-Biden Administration, Turk coordinated international technology and clean energy efforts at DOE. During this time, he helped spearhead the launch of Mission Innovation—a global effort to enhance clean energy innovation.

Turk also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he coordinated interagency legislative affairs efforts by the full range of national security agencies and provided legislative advice to National Security Council decision-making. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, including as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and helping to coordinate New Start Treaty ratification efforts in the U.S. Senate.   


Department of Energy, Environmental Management, Key Note Speaker

Mr. William “Ike” White, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management

William “Ike” White is the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM). Prior to being appointed in this capacity on Jan. 22, 2021 he served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science overseeing the Office of Environmental Management from June 2019 to January 2021. He provides leadership for the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Under his leadership, EM made major progress in liquid waste treatment systems, including beginning operations at the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site and completing construction of the facilities supporting the Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste Treatment approach at Hanford. At Oak Ridge demolition was completed at the East Tennessee Technology Park, making it the first site in the world to remove an entire uranium enrichment complex. He issued EM’s 10-year Strategic Vision outlining planned accomplishments over the next decade.

Department of Energy, Chief Information Officer, Key Note Speaker

Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Ann Dunkin was most recently the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer focused on state and local government at Dell Technologies. Prior to that, she was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the County of Santa Clara. Dunkin served in the Obama Administration as CIO of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Previously, she was the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District, after a long career at Hewlett Packard in a variety of leadership roles focused on Engineering, Research & Development, IT, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Quality and Operations.

Dunkin is a published author, most recently of the book Industrial Digital Transformation, and a speaker on the topics of government technology modernization, digital transformation and organizational development. Dunkin was named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016, one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016, and to StateScoop’s Top 50 Women in Technology list for 2017. In 2018, she was inducted into Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Dunkin holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.

Department of Energy, Principal Deputy CIO, Key Note Speaker

Mr. Emery Csulak, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Mr. Emery Csulak is the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department of Energy (DOE) where he works with the CIO to oversee the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the CIO, and will lead the digital transformation of the Department of Energy for the CIO’s office. Prior to this role, he was the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity and CISO for DOE. He led the integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) and the DOE Big Data Platform (BDP) for ensuring enterprise operational visibility, analytics, and threat hunting. He managed the cybersecurity strategy, policy, and oversight of $1.5B annual IT investment.

Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the CIO (OCIO) Panel

James Wolff, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

As NNSA’s Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position he has held since July 2021, Mr. Wolff manages and implements all operational, technical, and administrative functions in support of NNSA’s Cybersecurity and Information Management Program. He oversees and ensures the coordination, integration and continuity of cybersecurity, information technology and telecommunication operations and services throughout the NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise in support of national security goals and Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA strategies.

Additional DOE NNSA OCIO Panel Members

Russell Marsh, Director of Cybersecurity Operations, NNSA

Russell Marsh is the Director for Cybersecurity Operations within the Office of the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer at NNSA. As the Director of Cybersecurity, Mr. Marsh oversees all activities related to the five tenants of cybersecurity: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover.

Scott Engelson, Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, NNSA

Mr. Engelson is the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (OCIO).  He leads the NNSA’s development of cybersecurity strategy and policy, management, and operations of the Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), and oversees the NNSA’s implementation of Cyber and IT policies. 

John Doggett, Director of Information Assurance, NNSA

John Doggett is the Director of Information Assurance within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (OCIO). In this position, Mr. Doggett is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity operations for the Nuclear Security Enterprise to include duties as the NNSA Authorizing Official, managing technical security and telecommunications security, and authority for risk acceptance for federal systems.

Department of Energy,

Office of Enterprise Assessments Panel

Fred West, Deputy Director of Enterprise Assessments (EA)

Mr. West is responsible for the Department’s Independent Oversight Program that oversees DOE programs and performance in the areas of safeguards and security; cybersecurity; environment, safety, health; and emergency management; and an enforcement program that regulates DOE contractor compliance in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and classified and sensitive information security.  


Chris McFearin, Acting Director and Deputy Director of Cyber Assessments

Mr. McFearin is responsible for implementing an independent oversight program focused on evaluating the effectiveness of classified and unclassified cybersecurity policies and programs throughout the Department.  

Department of Homeland Security (DHS),

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) 

Sean Connelly, Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager, DHS CISA

Mr. Connelly leads the TIC Program Management Office, which is responsible for leading the Office of Management and Budget’s TIC initiative within CISA. 

John Simms, Chief Technology Officer, DHS CISA

In his role as the Chief Technology Officer, John currently supports the Trusted Internet Connection program and the agency’s cloud strategy. 

Amy Hamilton,

IT Project Manager,

Department of Energy

Dr. Ron Ross,


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Cliff Glantz,

Senior Scientist, 

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL)

Sri Nikhil Gupta Gourisetti,

Cyber Researcher


Brian Conrad,



Dr. Russell Fink, PhD,

Cybersecurity Scientist,

John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Mark McIntyre,

Chief Security Advisor, 


Steve Faehl,

Federal Security Chief Technology Officer, 


Jeff Schibonski,

Cybersecurity Engineer,

Oak Ridge National Lab

Dr. Torsten A. Staab, Phd,



Bridgitte Mase,

VP of Cyber & Technology,

Boston Government Services

Frank Sandau,

Cyber Fellow,


Andrew Callan,



Jay McClung,

Director of Federal Sales,

Sepio Systems

Bryan McWilliams,

Sales Engineer,

Sepio Systems ‘

Jonathan Halstuch,

Founding Partner & CTO,

RackTop Systems