The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
U.S. Department of Energy Jason Christopher is the electricity subsector Technical Lead for Cybersecurity Capabilities and Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Over the past decade, Jason has focused on the development of cybersecurity standards and practices for the nation's critical infrastructure. His responsibilities at DOE include providing technical leadership on reliability and security issues relevant to electric power systems. He has also worked on a variety of infrastructure projects, particularly in the field of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) design and implementation. Jason has been a representative on the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, and other technical committees.
Prior to joining DOE, Jason was the technical lead for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards and Smart Grid Security at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Jason holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in computer engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.