Chief for Risk Management, Office of Cybersecurity
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Ms. Monica Montgomery is the Chief for Risk Management in the Office of Cybersecurity at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In this role, Ms. Montgomery is breaking new ground by streamlining the assessment and authorization process and by creating an agile, risk-adaptive cybersecurity posture. She has decreased the time to market for vital intelligence applications allowing analysts and collectors to gather and exploit intelligence in near real time.
Prior to joining NGA in 2016, Ms. Montgomery spent 15 years in the private sector supporting the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer, the Central Intelligence Agency, and other public sector partners. Most recently, Ms. Montgomery created and published ODNI policy and standards for safeguarding and information sharing, and provided strategic direction as a senior advisor to the IC Chief Information Security Officer.
Ms. Montgomery received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bucknell University, and holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certifications.