Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Securityâs 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 atÂ Booz Allen Hamilton, Intel andÂ A2s2 Digital Projects.
Krebs announced Kolaskyâs appointment in a memo that also touched on the centerâs workforce and joint operations with other DHS cyber and critical infrastructure offices.
NRMC willÂ house collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management effortsÂ 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.