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CISA’s Bob Kolasky Joins Exiger as SVP for Critical Infrastructure

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CISA’s Bob Kolasky Joins Exiger as SVP for Critical Infrastructure

Bob Kolasky, a former official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will join risk management company Exiger as senior vice president for critical infrastructure.

Kolasky, a speaker at a past Potomac Officers Club event, most recently served as an assistant director at CISA and led the agency’s National Risk Management Center.

The NRMC was established in 2018 to provide planning and analysis support to private-sector organizations that own or operate U.S. critical infrastructure. The organization also leads national efforts to address risks to the sector, Exiger said Monday.

CISA Director Jen Easterly previously credited Kolasky with expanding the agency’s collaboration with different levels of government as well as the private sector in protecting critical infrastructure, according to a CyberScoop report.

Kolasky also co-chaired the agency’s Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, a public-private supply chain management group sponsored by the NRMC.

Exiger added that Kolasky led the first-ever government-wide Strategic National Risk Assessment, which sought to improve national preparedness and response capabilities.

In his new role, Kolasky will provide expertise in the adoption of new business models in the public-private sector.

Carrie Wibben, president of government solutions at Exiger, said that Kolasky will enable the company to continue providing its technology solutions to the 16 critical infrastructure sectors.

Some of the critical infrastructure sectors recognized by the Department of Homeland Security are the chemical sector, defense industrial base, energy sector, health care and emergency services sector.

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