2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Victoria Yan Pillitteri


Name: Victoria Yan Pillitteri
Title: Computer Scientist and FISMA Project Leader
Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Absolutely key to SP 800-53. Pillitteri’s leadership, technical excellence and superior coordination of a multi-agency team of cybersecurity and privacy professionals resulted in a critical update to NIST’s flagship cybersecurity guide, Special Publication 800-53. The update contains state-of-the-practice, outcome-based safeguards and countermeasures, including controls for cyber resiliency, supply chain protection, security engineering and protection against advanced cyberthreats. Throughout the process, Pillitteri successfully navigated a dynamic policy and technology landscape and demonstrated a rare combination of technical and business acumen. Thanks to her leadership and expertise, this historic update provides world-class security and privacy controls for federal information systems and is the foundation for protecting agencies from cyberattacks.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.


  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image 1658927440 By Deliris masks in office coronavirus covid19

    White House orders federal contractors vaccinated by Dec. 8

    New COVID-19 guidance directs federal contractors and subcontractors to make sure their employees are vaccinated — the latest in a series of new vaccine requirements the White House has been rolling out in recent weeks.

  • FCW Perspectives
    remote workers (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Post-pandemic IT leadership

    The rush to maximum telework did more than showcase the importance of IT -- it also forced them to rethink their own operations.

Stay Connected