President Biden intends to nominate former government officials Ronald Moultrie and Mike McCord to the roles of undersecretary for intelligence and security at the Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD undersecretary (comptroller), respectively.
Moultrie is president and CEO of Oceanus Security Strategies, focused on national security as a member of the Biden-Harris presidential transition team and served as director of operations at the National Security Agency, the White House said Friday.
His government service career included time at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIA and the U.S. Air Force. He also served as a key principal on the secretary of the Navy’s Cybersecurity Readiness Review and led the development of a digital roadmap focused on data, cybersecurity and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing and 5G.
McCord, a previous Wash100 Award recipient, currently serves as director of civil-military programs at the Stennis Center for Public Service. He held the role of DOD comptroller and chief financial officer during the Obama administration.
He served as deputy comptroller at DOD and spent two decades as a staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, House Budget Committee and the Congressional Budget Office.
McCord is a trustee of The Aerospace Corp., a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an adjunct research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.