Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center (NRMC), reported Meritalk.

Kolasky previously served as DHS’ deputy assistant secretary and director of strategy and policy at DHS’ Office of Infrastructure Protection.

According to DHS, the NRMC will create a cross-cutting risk management approach across the federal government and our private sector partners through three lines of effort:

  • Identifying and prioritizing strategic risks to national critical functions;
  • Integrating government and industry activities on the development of risk management strategies; and
  • Synchronizing operational risk management activities across industry and government.

According to DHS, the NRMC advances the ongoing work of DHS and government and private sector partners to move collaborative efforts beyond information sharing and develop a common understanding of risk and joint action plans to ensure our nation’s most critical services and functions continue  uninterrupted in a constantly evolving threat environment. The Center will work closely with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), which will remain DHS’s central hub for cyber operations focused on threat indicator sharing, technical analysis and assessment services, and incident response. The two centers will work hand-in-hand to ensure effective coordination between strategic risk management and tactical operations.