Andy provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and resilience to N&HS leadership as well as senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders. A frequent speaker, writer, and standards developer, he has provided analysis on electric grid and energy sector infrastructure security actions, standards, and gaps to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Reliability Corporation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, and state utility commissions. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on energy infrastructure cybersecurity issues and before FERC on the security readiness of smart grid cybersecurity standards. His two most recent papers, both published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), are “the National Security Case for Simplicity in Energy Infrastructure” (2015) and “IoT, Automation, Autonomy and Megacities in 2025: A Dark Preview” (2017).
Senior Grid Strategist, National & Homeland Security
Idaho National Laboratory