Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Office Phone: 202-586-0166
Office Fax: 202-586-7966
Mr. Robert Brese is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). Mr. Brese provides leadership, establishes policy, and maintains oversight for the information technology investments that support the diverse portfolio of programs across more than 30 National Laboratories and Facilities. In this role, Mr. Brese has lead the change of the Department’s cybersecurity program to be mission focused and risk-based, strengthened interagency partnerships with agreements for information sharing, initiated the transformation of OCIO IT services, strengthened enterprise project management control, and motivated a culture shift towards innovative thinking within the OCIO.
Previously, Mr. Brese was the Deputy CIO for Information Technology and the Director of Defense Nuclear Security Program Evaluation within the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Prior to his appointment to the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Brese served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring after a 22-year career, which culminated in his assignment as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs within NNSA.
Mr. Brese earned his Bachelor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, his Master of Science at The Catholic University of America, and was a qualified Naval Nuclear Propulsion Engineer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. Mr. Brese also holds a Federal Chief Information Officer Certificate from The National Defense University.