Robert “Bob” Butler is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, a position he has held since 2009.
In this role, he is responsible for providing policy advice and support to the defense secretary and other senior defense officials by creating and recommending strategies to improve the department’s cyber posture.
Previously, Butler served as an account executive with government-contracting company CSC, where he managed the firm’s defense intelligence business.
Butler, a former member of the Senior Executive Service, recently served as the associate director of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
Butler is also a retired U. S. Air Force officer. From December 1979 to August 2005, he served in a variety of intelligence and communications-systems positions throughout the U.S. and Europe.