2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Carol Ann Jones

Carol Jones

Name: Carol Ann Jones
Title: Program Analyst
National Leadership Command Capabilities Management Office
Agency: Defense Department

The linchpin. Jones defies the belief that the administration and Congress can't work together. She has been at the forefront of a congressionally mandated review of the military's command, control and communications system, which includes nuclear capabilities. She has led teams in charge of improving the cryptography and information assurance behind the system by working with allies, Congress and other agencies. Jones has also brought advances in interoperable cryptography to senior government officials. One colleague describes her as the linchpin for DOD's move to more IP-based command and control.

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