Emery Csulak

Principal Deputy CIO,  United States Department of Energy (DOE),  USA

Emery Csulak is the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department of Energy (DOE). In this position, he works with the CIO to oversee the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the CIO, and will lead the digital transformation of the Department of Energy for the CIO’s office.

Prior to this role, Mr. Csulak was the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for DOE. He led the integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) and the DOE Big Data Platform (BDP) for ensuring enterprise operational visibility, analytics, and threat hunting. He managed the cybersecurity strategy, policy, and oversight of $1.5B annual IT investment.  

Previously, Mr. Csulak served as the CISO and Senior Official for Privacy for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  In this position, he established and led the CMS Cybersecurity Integration Center for a $2.6B IT program.

Established under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, he co-chaired the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force to analyze the challenges the health care sector faces when securing and protecting itself against cybersecurity incidents. The Task Force issued the “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry” in June 2017.

Prior to CMS, Mr. Csulak was the Deputy CISO for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he developed the DHS Information Security Performance Plan and Scorecard in support of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).  While at DHS, he was a founding member of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for cloud computing adoption and security authorization within the federal government. 

Mr. Csulak received an M.S. in Software Development Management and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Mr. Csulak is a two time Federal 100 Award Winner by Federal Computer Week. 


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