Energy Department Chief Information Officer Bob Brese is stepping down for a job in the private sector, the department confirmed Monday.
Brese has served as the department’s CIO for the past two years and before that as the deputy CIO for nearly two years. Prior to his role leading the Energy Department’s IT efforts, Brese spent time working with the National Nuclear Safety Administration. Before that, he spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy.
Brese also served on the Federal CIO council as a co-chair on several committees.
One of Brese’s key initiatives over the past few months was the American Energy Data Challenge, a set of hackathons geared toward visualizing and discovering energy data to spur the development of new tools under the department’s Green Button Initiative.
In an email to FedScoop, the Energy Department said deputy CIO Don Adcock will serve in his place. Brese’s last day will be Sept. 5.