Energy Department Cybersecurity Leader and CIO Departs
Department of Energy CIO Michael Johnson has left the agency after nearly two years leading its cybersecurity efforts according to an internal email.
Mr. Johnson, a presidential appointee, joined the agency as CIO in March 2015, a spokesperson said Monday. His position was set to end on Jan. 20, 2017.
He’s replaced in the interim by Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, a role he’s held since February. Mr. Green joined the agency’s office of the CIO in 2009, according to the email.
FedScoop first reported the move.
Mr. Johnson oversaw the Energy Department’s cybersecurity efforts, including the development of an enterprise-wide automated cyber information sharing and advanced threat analytics capability. He also was a senior agency official for privacy, records management, spectrum management, information sharing and safeguarding, which included the Energy Department’s coordination of national security systems. He was the department’s representative to the White House National Security Cyber Response Group and other councils.