2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: Jeanette Manfra

 

Name: Jeanette Manfra
Title: Assistant Director for Cybersecurity
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

The transformer. Manfra helped transform the National Protection and Programs Directorate into the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Civilian departments, companies and state agencies now turn to CISA when their infrastructure is targeted by cyberattacks. She describes 2018 as the culmination of a long effort to build new capabilities in election security, risk management and federal network defense in order to recast NPPD’s mission to the public and Congress and gain support for legislation to formalize the transformation to CISA. “Those capabilities that we were building and those partnerships…set the groundwork to be able to take advantage of the opportunity,” Manfra said.

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