Federal 100: Michael J. Howell
Michael J. Howell
Deputy Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
The work: Serving as the driving force behind the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen the safeguards on national security information in the wake of the WikiLeaks data breach.
The impact: Howell created the necessary mechanisms, metrics and processes to improve the security of information on classified networks and support vital information-sharing objectives.
The nuts and bolts: Howell organized the Classified Information Sharing and Safeguarding Office at ODNI and coordinated its work with three other groups created by the same executive order. His efforts led to the first assessments of the security posture of 41 federal agencies.
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