Cybersecurity Working Group


The EFCOG Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG) is chartered to assist member companies attain and maintain excellence in all aspects of Cybersecurity operations and management of DOE facilities through the consistent exchange of information, best practices, and corresponding improvement activities. The working group is focused around the following key areas of Cybersecurity: Industrial Control Systems/Distributed Control Systems/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; Internet of Things & Smart Technologies; Risk Management & Governance; Addressing Remote Work Challenges; Technology and Tools; and Cloud Security.


EFCOG 2021 Annual Meeting will take place at on 06/09/2021 - 06/10/2021 at All Day


Bridgitte Mase

Chair Boston Government Services, LLC


Bridgitte Mase, Vice President of Cyber & Technical Solutions, Boston Government Services, LLC.

Ms. Mase leads Cyber Security and compliance program support efforts across the Department of Energy and strategic global IT leadership.  Ms. Mase has an M.S. in Computer Science and more than twenty-years of experience leading the implementation of innovative solutions to complex problems in highly controlled environments at the executive leadership level across government, nuclear, and scientific research business lines. Prior to joining BGS, she was Director of IT and Cyber Security for Atkins Global Nuclear, and Nuclear Safety Associates, managing IT and Cyber Security globally. She has served as IT Program Manager, Information Systems Security Manager and Operations Manager for various DOE contracts, led cyber security audit and assessment efforts, and facilitated major IT consolidation and transition efforts. She also managed the Computing Integration and the Scientific Information Systems Groups at Oak Ridge National Laboratory supporting multiple 24-hour User Facilities at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor.  Awards include: the implementation of the Scientific User Portal for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory User Facilities; the implementation of the Sample Management System for hazardous material tracking; and outstanding leadership in the community from Tennessee House of Representatives, Representative Roger Kane, and Knox County, Tennessee Mayor, Tim Burchett.  Ms. Mase is heavily involved in initiatives supporting Women in Cyber Security and STEM, and efforts to employ talented interns from the University of Tennessee Urban League.  She serves on multiple IT Advisory Councils and professional organizations, including serving as Chair of the EFCOG Cyber Security Working Group.

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EFCOG Sponsoring Directors

Eric Freeman

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Director LeidosSenior Vice President Work 1750 Presidents Street Reston VA 20190

Eric Freeman is the Operation Manager for the $900 million Integrated Missions Operation providing critical mission infrastructure, scientific, engineering, construction, logistics, and other support functions and services for the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and National Science Foundation (NSF). For the DOE and NNSA, Mr. Freeman manages the Leidos joint venture partnerships that execute environmental and national security missions for the Mission Support Alliance in Hanford, WA and the Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. His portfolio includes the NSF Antarctic Support Contract, which provides all NSF construction and mission support in Antarctica. Mr. Freeman’s organization supports hundreds of energy and environmental contracts for nearly 20 customers across Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and Civil departments.

In his previous position, Mr. Freeman was the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operation (C4ISR) Manager, for a $750 million business that built solutions for the DOD. He led a 3,000-member organization across four divisions, ranging from $100 million to $300 million each. The C4ISR Operation had multiple programs of record in the maritime, command and control, training and analytical domains.

Mr. Freeman also served as the Deputy President for the $1.3 billion Advanced Solutions Group at Leidos. The group included more than 4,000 technical specialists – a large fraction with advanced degrees – in areas including multi-spectral, airborne, ground, and maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection and processing systems; advanced processing and sensor design; and associated training, command and control. Additionally, Mr. Freeman was the Vice President and Deputy Operations Manager for the National Intelligence Solutions Operation. As the deputy, he shared responsibility for the business area supporting the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, and other members of the Intelligence Community. Mr. Freeman has been with Leidos since 2008.

Mr. Freeman retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force, where he was the Deputy Director for Systems Engineering, Ground Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He held a variety of engineering, management, and intelligence officer positions in the Air Force. Mr. Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.


Jeanne Beard

DOE Sponsor U.S. DOE


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