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Report: DHS Appoints Bob Kolasky to Head National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky

Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center, MeriTalk reported Monday.

NPPD Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Kolasky will form a planning team and start his transition to new responsibilities as NMRC head.

Kolasky previously served as DHS’ deputy assistant secretary and director of strategy and policy at DHS’ Office of Infrastructure Protection.

His private-sector career includes positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Intel and A2s2 Digital Projects.

Krebs announced Kolasky’s appointment in a memo that also touched on the center’s workforce and joint operations with other DHS cyber and critical infrastructure offices.

NRMC will house collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management efforts to further protect the American infrastructure.

The center also looks to adopt the monitoring functions of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and National Infrastructure Coordinating Center for cyber and physical threats.

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