The hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to examine federal and industry efforts to improve cybersecurity for the energy sector, including how to improve collaboration on various cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection initiatives.
Members of the Committee may participate in person or online. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. Joe ManchinRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Mr. Alexander GatesSenior Advisor, Office of Policy for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, & Emergency ResponseU.S. Department of Energy
Mr. Joseph McClellandDirector, Office of Energy Infrastructure SecurityFederal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mr. Steve ConnerPresident and CEOSiemens Energy, Inc.
Mr. Thomas F. O'BrienSenior Vice President and Chief Information OfficerPJM Interconnection