The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed toÂ harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for moreÂ investments in U.S. energy emergency responses.
DOEÂ said Tuesday the funds will go to energy sector organizations throughÂ the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliabilityâs Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems program.
Funded projectsÂ include two in Washington state and will coverÂ cybersecurity education for energy sector professionals and research and development of tools for the energy infrastructure.
âThe Department of Energy uses its expertise in transformative science and technology solutions to support and enhance our Nationâs 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.