Richard Hale serves as deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Defense Department.
In this capacity, he oversees DoD’s cybersecurity program and coordinates with other federal agencies, coalition partners and companies to develop cybersecurity standards, policies and procedures.
Hale previously worked at the Defense Information Systems Agency as chief information assurance executive with responsibility over DISA’s information assurance activities, including the security of the DISA managed portion of the department’s information infrastructure.
He also led the development of DoD-wide cybersecurity standards, layered defense approach and shared cyber defenses during his time at DISA.
Hale spent 17 years at the Naval Research Laboratory, where helped design, analyze and build various U.S. Navy and DoD information and communication systems.
At NRL, he also led a team of professionals who worked to create high-assurance systems, secure internet protocols, command-and-control cybersecurity and core security standards.