U.S. Department of Energy Announces $28 Million in Cybersecurity Awards

On October 1, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response’s (CESER), Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Division, announced awards of up to $28 million. These funds will go to support the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of next-generation tools and technologies to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure across the nation.

Eleven projects were chosen to receive funding through the awards. Each awarded project provided a plan to develop technology that will meet the energy sector’s operational requirements, of energy delivery systems that reduce cyber risks. Additionally, these eleven projects will involve coordination between the DOE and other federal agencies, with energy owners, operators, and key energy stakeholders in the private sector. To view a copy of the CESER media release with additional information on the awards, please click here.

Please contact APWA Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams at (202) 218-6732 or mwilliams@apwa.net with any questions.