2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Vicki D. Michetti

Name: Vicki D. Michetti
Title: Director, Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program
Agency: Department of Defense

Secure sharing. Better information sharing with contractors is essential to DOD's security posture, but it requires trust that has not always been present. Michetti has created that safe space for collaboration through the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program. After the National Institute of Standards and Technology finalized guidelines for protecting unclassified information in nonfederal systems, she spent 2017 making that guidance work for a diverse range of companies. She modified the eligibility criteria so that all cleared defense contractors can participate and allowed companies to determine their level of participation. As one Federal 100 judge said, Michetti "has taken this to new heights."

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