As the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Mr. Turk serves as the Department’s Chief Information Security Officer charged with managing the agency’s enterprise cybersecurity program. Mr. Turk advises the Department’s CIO and senior agency officials in the implementation of cybersecurity and the Department’s Risk Management Approach. Mr. Turk provides executive leadership and guidance for joint agency and Administration cybersecurity initiatives including for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity and Initiative, safeguarding of the Defense Industrial Base and critical infrastructure protection, and assistance to the Mission Executive Council in establishing cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) priorities to improve the national cybersecurity posture.
Prior to joining the Energy Department, Mr. Turk’s was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Mr. Turk managed and oversaw the Department of Commerce’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. Mr. Turk joined the Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Mr. Turk holds an MBA from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).