Kanitra Tyler

Supply Chain Risk Management Service Owner (SCRM)


Kanitra Tyler walked through NASA’s doors more than two decades ago as a young student, and since then has become one of the most highly regarded leaders at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Agency. An expert in network security and cybersecurity policy, she is highly sought after for her expansive depth of knowledge. She is an informed voice and valued contributor at any table at which she takes a seat. With an unmatched reputation for transforming organizations through process and people, Kanitra is a passionate advocate for collaboration, and, in every role she assumes, proves that partnerships are what move missions forward.

Over the course of her constantly evolving career, Kanitra has held a number of roles, including the GSFC Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Program Manager of the inaugural IT Security Change Management team. In 2018, she was tapped to lead the Agency’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Service. She has bought her full breadth of experience to the position, including a proven track record for successfully leading dynamic teams. Kanitra has set out to mature the Agency’s capability to make near, real-time, risk-based decisions, and to create a culture of collaboration, efficiency and compliance.

Kanitra holds a Masters in Information Architecture, a Masters in Network Security, and several industry certifications, including a CISSP, CAP, CEH, NSA IAM/IEM, CHFI, CECES and ITIL v3.