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Profile: Richard Hale, DoD Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity


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 …

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Profile: Bryon Young, Executive Director of Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground


Bryon Young serves as the executive director of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He oversees the execution of contracts that support research and development initiatives across the U.S. Army as well as mission critical contracting work for warfighters, program executive office and institutional customers of the military branch. …

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Profile: John Felker, Director of DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center


John Felker has served as the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at the Department of Homeland Security since August 2015. He manages the NCCIC’s day-to-day cybersecurity information sharing, incident response and coordination functions. Before he joined DHS, Felker worked as director of cyber and intelligence strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for two …

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Profile: John Zangardi, DoD Principal Deputy CIO

John Zangardi

John Zangardi serves as principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, where he helps the CIO provide advice to the defense secretary on information technology and information assurance matters. Zangardi works alongside the DoD CIO to also advise the defense secretary on non-intelligence space systems; satellite communications, navigation and timing …

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Profile: Lisa Blumerman, Census Bureau Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs


Lisa Blumerman has served as associate director for decennial census programs at the U.S. Census Bureau since March 2015. In this capacity, she provides executive leadership and direction for the bureau’s American Community Survey, geographic programs and the 2020 Census. The 19-year bureau veteran also held the roles of assistant associate director for decennial census …

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Profile: Mike McCord, Comptroller at the Dept. of Defense

Mike McCord

Mike McCord serves as the under secretary of defense (comptroller) / chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Defense. He serves as the principal staff assistant and adviser to the secretary of defense for all budgetary and fiscal matters, including the development and execution of the Defense Department’s annual budget. …

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Profile: James Baker, FBI General Counsel

James Baker

In January 2014 James Baker was appointed the general counsel for the FBI. He was an associate general counsel for Bridgewater Associates prior to his current appointment. Under the attorney general’s honors program, Baker joined the Justice Department‘s criminal division in 1990 as a federal prosecutor for the division’s fraud …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carol Clancy

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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