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Essye Miller

U.S. Department of Defense
Principal Deputy, Chief Information Officer
Ms.  Essye  B.  Miller  is  a  career  member  of  the  Senior  Executive  Service,  and  currently  serves  as  the  Acting  Principal  Deputy,  Department  of  Defense  Chief  Information  Officer  (DoD  CIO).  In  this  capacity,  Ms.  Miller  assists  the  DoD  CIO  as  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.  

While  serving  as  the  Deputy  Chief  Information  Officer  (DCIO)  for  Cybersecurity  and  the  Department’s  Senior  Information  Security  Officer  (SISO),  Ms.  Miller  was  appointed  by  the  Deputy  Secretary  of  Defense  as  the  Acting  Defense  Chief  Information  Officer  (December  8,  2017  –  May  6,  2018).  As  the  DCIO  for  Cybersecurity,  Ms.  Miller  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/G-6.  She  was  also  the  Army's  Senior  Information  Assurance  Officer,  and  therefore  was  responsible  for  the  development,  implementation,  execution,  and  oversight  of  the  Army's  Cybersecurity  Program.

From  November  2010  until  August  2014,  Ms.  Miller  served  as  the  Director  of  Information  Management  and  the  CIO  for  Headquarters  Air  Force,  Office  of  the  Administrative  Assistant  to  the  Secretary  of  the  Air  Force  in  Washington,  D.C.  Ms.  Miller  began  her  career  as  an  Information  Technology  Specialist  at  Gunter  Air  Force  Base.  She  went  on  to  serve  in  various  leadership  positions  throughout  the  Air  Force,  including  with  the  following  units  or  offices:  Air  Force  Communication  and  Information  Center;  Air  Force  Office  of  Warfighting  Integration  and  Chief  Information  Office  at  the  Pentagon;  Air  Combat  Command  at  Langley  Air  Force  Base;  the  75th  Communications  and  Information  Directorate;  and  Deputy  CIO  at  Hill  Air  Force  Base  in  Ogden,  UT.  

Ms.  Miller  earned  her  Bachelor  of  Arts  degree  from  Talladega  College,  a  Master  of  Business  Administration  Degree  from  Troy  State  University  and  a  Master  of  Strategic  Studies  from  Air  University  in  Montgomery,  Alabama.  Ms.  Miller  is  a  2016  graduate  of  the  Harvard  Kennedy  School  of  Government  in  National  and  International  Security  Studies.  Additionally,  Ms.  Miller  is  Acquisition  Level  III  certified  in  Information  Technology.

She  is  a  member  of  Armed  Force  Communications  and  Electronics  Association.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 18
 

8:00pm