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.
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
Bob Wilkinson is the president of Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS), LLC, a joint venture of Leidos, Centerra, and Parsons. HMIS provides a broad range of integration, technology, site and infrastructure services to the Department of Energy (DOE) and other contractors at the Hanford Site. Bob has more than 28 years of experience, with much of it an executive leadership role leading complex integrated teams executing at a high level to enable the DOE cleanup mission.
Formerly the president of MSA, Bob has a wealth of experience working as a site integrator and providing site services and resources to Hanford contractors focused on enabling and maximizing efficiencies. Prior to joining MSA in 2015, Bob served as vice president of environment, safety, health and quality at Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), where he was responsible for environmental protection, safety and health, security and emergency services, radiological controls, quality assurance, contractor assurance and vapor recovery support. While at WRPS, he also acted as chief operating officer and vice president of base operations. Bob’s professional background includes managing nuclear and high-risk industrial facilities, demolition of facilities, remediation of waste sites, and surveillance and maintenance of 530 waste sites, nine nuclear facilities and 150 radiological/industrial facilities at Hanford.
Bob’s tenure at Hanford has afforded him the opportunity to work in all aspects of operations: tanks farms, nuclear facility management with emphasis on waste packaging and treatment, project management, environmental compliance, construction management, engineering, quality assurance, emergency response, and radiological control – and all phases of project execution, ranging from early startup to commissioning.
Bob graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Eastern Oregon University.
Mark Peters is the Executive Vice President for Global Laboratory Operations at Battelle Memorial Institute with responsibilities for governance and oversight of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant lab management role. Previously, he was the director of Idaho National Laboratory and president of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. He was responsible for management and integration of a large, multipurpose laboratory whose mission focuses on nuclear energy, national and homeland security, and energy and environmental science and technology. He managed this national laboratory of approximately 5,000 staff in multiple nuclear and nonnuclear experimental facilities, with an annual budget of over $1.4 billion.
He served two years as chairman of the National Laboratory Directors’ Council, an independent body that coordinates initiatives and advises the DOE and other national laboratory stakeholders. Prior to joining Battelle, he served as the associate laboratory director for Energy and Global Security at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Peters serves as a senior adviser to the DOE on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs, and nuclear waste policy. As an expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies and nuclear waste management, he is called upon to provide expert testimony to Congress and to advise in formulation of policies for nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation, and nuclear waste disposal.
In recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, in 2021 Peters was elected as a member to The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for leadership and contributions in advancing US nuclear energy capabilities and infrastructure. He was honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) in 2015, for outstanding accomplishments in the area of nuclear science and technology. He served on the ANS Public Policy Committee and the executive committee of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division.
He received his doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University. He has received extensive management and leadership education and training, including completion of the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.