Energy promotes Hunteman to CISO

The Energy Department has picked a career cybersecurity expert as its new chief information security officer.

William Hunteman, a professional with more than 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, high-performance computer operating systems, and high-performance computing and networks, will serve as associate CIO for cybersecurity and DOE CISO, a department spokesman said.

Hunteman spent most of his career at DOE's Los Alamos facility, but he had been on detail at DOE headquarters from the National Nuclear Security Administration, one of DOE's major components, the spokesman said.

"Bill's main job will be working with our CIO, Tom Pyke, on revitalizing cybersecurity across the department," the spokesman said. "We are looking forward to his leadership and experience'he understands what the laboratory environment [at DOE] is like, and he has a holistic view of how things operate."

Hunteman assumed his new position April 17.

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