Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Office
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Strategy & Management
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Mr. Sanders is currently serving the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Office and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Management & Strategy. Previously, he served a 2-year Joint Duty Rotation at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as the CISO and Director of the Cybersecurity Office where he delivered enterprise security services, streamlined the assessment and authorization (A&A) process, and delivered NRO’s first-ever agency-wide cybersecurity strategy. Prior to NRO, Mr. Sanders served the NGA as the Chief of the Risk Management where he architected and delivered NGA’s innovative approach to A&A known as REvAMP. Previously, his civil service included serving the NRO for 6 years, securing the operation of the NRO’s largest IT portfolio and multi-int groundstations. Prior to his civil service, Mr. Sanders supported multiple government and industry customers as a contractor for over 10 years.
Mr. Sanders holds a MBA from Mary Washington University, a graduate certificate in Cyber Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, a graduate certificate in Technology Management from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a BS in Computer Networking. His professional certifications include the GSTRT, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CRISC, GCPM, and MCSE.