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Profile: Marianne Bailey, Principal Director in the Defense Department’s Office of Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity

Marianne Bailey
Marianne Bailey

Marianne Bailey serves as principal director at the Defense Department‘s office of the deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and is responsible for coordinating DoD’s cybersecurity standards, policies and guidelines with those of other U.S. government organizations, partner nations and companies.

Prior to this role, Bailey worked at the National Security Agency as assistant deputy director of trusted engineering solutions from 2013 to 2015 and as chief of NSA’s information assurance directorate for engineering from 2011 to 2013.

She directed the Unified Cross Domain Management Office between 2006 and 2011, became a defense intelligence senior executive service member in 2008 and served as a liaison to the Defense Information Systems Agency from 2003 to 2004.

She also led a team of NSA professionals who operationalized a coalition mission partner network and participated in DoD’s Afghanistan/Pakistan Information Sharing and Collaboration Task Force.

Bailey is a recipient of the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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