Rising Star: Lissa Warner

Senior Security Specialist CACI International

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In her first two years as a senior security specialist at CACI International, Lissa Warner has played an influential role in vetting and reviewing candidates for theU.S. Cyber Command's Special Security Office.

She manages communications with candidates from the government's civil service, the military and industry who want to work at the command. Her keen attention to detail has been crucial, especially because the agency uses a combination of electronic and conventional application systems. She vets each candidate by sifting through national security repositories to verify the results of their security clearances and polygraph tests, and her diligence has earned her accolades from senior directors at U.S. Cyber Command.

Warner's speed and attentiveness have been directly responsible for the swift onboarding of key personnel at a time when the government desperately needs talented cybersecurity professionals. She has also accelerated capability development, bug fixes and system administration at U.S. Cyber Command. Her contributions greatly increased the command's ability to measure the readiness of its cyberspace operations against foreign actors, and she has become well-known for her administrative expertise and skill at expediting essential security operations.

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