The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed to harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for more investments in U.S. energy emergency responses.
DOE said Tuesday the funds will go to energy sector organizations through the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems program.
Funded projects include two in Washington state and will cover cybersecurity education for energy sector professionals and research and development of tools for the energy infrastructure.
“The Department of Energy uses its expertise in transformative science and technology solutions to support and enhance our Nation’s emergency response capabilities,” said Moniz.
Moniz added the department applies various systems through private and public partnerships to help prepare for emergencies, mitigate risks and boost restoration and recovery from incidents that impact the energy sector.
Details on the 12 projects that were awarded funds can be found on the Energy Department’s website.