2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Donna Dodson

Name: Donna Dodson
Title: Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology

The invisible hand of cybersecurity. Dodson was a seasoned and steady influence on federal cybersecurity policy in 2017 as new leaders settled into the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department. She served as the top cybersecurity adviser at NIST in a year when new executive orders elevated the agency’s cyber mission, and she helped oversee the first update to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework since 2014. Along the way, Dodson earned a reputation for effectively engaging with industry executives. ”She’s often the invisible hand guiding NIST,” said Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

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