Diane is a senior executive & leader whose career spans legal, policy and executive management positions in the US Government at the National Security Agency, the Pentagon and the White House. Her expertise in cyber education, privacy & technology, information security, cyber/fiscal law, data governance & information security, export control/foreign military sales, resource management & inclusion/diversity has informed all her work.
Awarded 2019 Cyber Warrior Women of the Year by CAMI, as well 2019 Women in Cybersecurity Affiliate Leadership Award by WiCyS! Diane leads 5 colleges that deliver offerings for the nation's civilian/ military intelligence global workforce in the areas of signals intelligence, cyber/network security, cyber resilience, and encryption, and she also teaches courses in the Graduate Program of the National Intelligence University.
Earlier as Chief of Staff, NSA Technology Directorate, Diane managed personnel, provided guidance for compliance/data governance reporting, and oversaw audits responses. Before, serving as Assoc. Director of Technology for Information Security and Deputy CISO for NSA, Diane proactively directed and managed information security/protection programs for key NSA systems.
Diane led legal/compliance review of privacy controls of key intelligence programs as Chief Legal Officer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Served as chief ethics officer & advocate for declassification of facts on collection programs.
As NSA Deputy Associate Director for Policy & Records, Diane led export control, CFIUS, Foreign Military Sales, classification & cyber policy. She ensured NSA corporate governance, assisted w/enhancing information sharing/transparency & served as NSA's senior official to the Pentagon on export control.
Diane was also Asst. to General Counsel of the Navy, and served as an attorney at the White House Counsel's Office.