As the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Mr. Vega serves as the Department of Energy’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) charged with leading the agency’s enterprise cybersecurity program. Mr. Vega advises the Department’s CIO and senior agency officials in the implementation of the Department’s Risk Management Approach and provides executive leadership for the Department’s Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (JC3) and enterprise cyber incident management. Mr. Vega also provides executive leadership for the Administration’s cybersecurity initiatives, including for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, supporting the Department’s cybersecurity R&D programs and enabling critical infrastructure protection. Mr. Vega is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.
Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Vega served as the CISO & IT Risk Executive for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative agency within the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and held various Cybersecurity leadership positions within the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).
Mr. Vega is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Mr. Vega is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and a veteran of the United States Army, where he participated in combat operations in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait/Iraq (Operations Desert Shield/Storm).