Is Energy’s decision not to name a political appointee to oversee cyber a mistake?

The White House has three. NSA and US Cyber Command have both a general and one. CISA has one. We’re talking about agencies with presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed positions focused on cybersecurity. The Energy Department, on the other hand, decided it didn’t need a presidentially appointed or Senate confirmed leader in its Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response or CESER. In his weekly Reporter’s Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller writes about why some say this decision is short sighted and sends the wrong message especially at a time when the energy sector is facing more serious cyber threats than ever before.