October 10, 2017: Bruce J. Walker was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Walker, of New York, is the founder of Modern Energy Insights, Inc., which specializes in evaluating risk for utilities’ critical electric infrastructure. He has more than twenty-five years of electric utility experience. He previously worked at National Grid as the vice president of asset strategy and policy. He previously worked for Consolidated Edison of New York, where he held the post of director of corporate emergency management, and where he worked on the Biological Chemical Weapons Response Team. Walker has been a member of DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee, DOE’s Advisory Committee for the Mega-Watt scale integration lab, and he was a member of GridWise Alliance, Inc. He is the co-founder of the Global Smart Grid Federation. Walker is currently the Deputy County Executive for the Putnam County, N.Y., and he is the Acting Energy Sector Chief for the Hudson Valley Infragard. He received his law degree from Pace University and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.