The Assistant Secretary of Energy for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is the head of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability within the United States Department of Energy. The Office leads efforts to modernize the electric grid. It does this through the development and implementation of national policy pertaining to electric grid reliability, and through the management of research, development, and demonstration activities for "next generation" electric grid infrastructure technologies. Under the supervision of the Under Secretary of Energy for Energy and Environment, the Assistant Secretary is responsible of for the analysis of electricity congestion, the designation of draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, the coordination of energy corridors across federal lands, and workforce issues related to the electricity utility industry. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability also works with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to enhance the security of the nation's critical energy infrastructure. The Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Assistant Secretary is paid at level IV of the Executive Schedule, meaning he or she receives a basic annual salary of $143,000. The incumbent Assistant Secretary is Bruce J. Walker.