David M. Catarious, Jr. is the Chief Information Officer and Director of Cybersecurity Programs at AUI. Prior to joining AUI, Dr. Catarious was the Senior Advisor for Cyber Policy at the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, he advised and represented senior DOE leadership in policy matters regarding the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity grid and other critical energy infrastructure. Dr. Catarious also served as DOE’s designated liaison to the Department of Defense to support collaborative research and development for energy topics of mutual interest, including cybersecure microgrids. Dr. Catarious also served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at DOE. In that role, he assisted the Under Secretary in programming and planning the Department’s $10 billion research and development portfolio, including a specific focus on grid modernization. He also serves as an Information Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.