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How the Energy Dept. is operationalizing emergency response

The head of the Energy Department’s energy security office is looking to build relationships with emergency response and cybersecurity agencies at the Department of Homeland Security to sharpen overall government and private-sector awareness of cyber and physical threats.

“We’re a brand new office in a big agency,” Karen Evans, the assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) at DOE, said in a conference call with reporters on Sept. 18.

Evans, who was sworn into the position on Sept. 4, said CESER has been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and DHS to help get power company crews into the areas of the Carolinas hit by Hurricane Florence.

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