Andrea Simpson

Chief Information Security Officer

Federal Communications Commission

Andrea Simson has over 20 years of experience working within the cybersecurity arena. Over the course of her career she has worked as a network security engineer/tester, cybersecurity auditor and an information system security officer. While working at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS aka AmeriCorps) she was promoted from Senior Cybersecurity Analyst to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). During her four years as the CNCS CISO she revamped the cybersecurity program and shifted the entire agency’s view on cybersecurity. CNCS employees saw cybersecurity as a necessary part of achieving the agency’s mission instead of a hinderance. In October of 2020, Andrea accepted the Senior Level (SL) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC formally UMUC) and a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems with special emphasis in Information Security/Assurance (IA) from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a veteran of the US Air Force having served 10 ½ years on active duty. Her dream job is to become the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the National Football League (NFL).