Essye Miller | Board Member
Essye recently retired as the Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) where she was the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. She was responsible for ensuring that the DoD CIO has a well-defined and executed cybersecurity program, and coordinating cybersecurity standards, policies, and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners, and industry. Prior to joining the DoD CIO, Ms. Miller was the Director of Cybersecurity for the Army CIO and served as the Army's Senior Information Assurance Officer, responsible for the development, implementation, execution, and oversight of the Army's Cybersecurity Program. Ms. Miller was awarded the Presidential Rank Award as for exceptional service over an extended period of time.
Ms. Miller is actively engaged developing programs that encourage students of color, especially from historically Black Colleges and Universities, to discover their talent and develop careers in information technology and cybersecurity.