Ms. Essye Miller, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense. In this position she acts as the department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Ms. Miller is responsible for ensuring the DoD CIO has a well-defined and well-executed cybersecurity program. She is responsible for 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 Chief Information Officer (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 Headquarters Air Force Chief Information Officer, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller also chaired the Architecture Configuration Control Board as part of the Pentagon Area CIO Council.
Previous to 2010, Ms. Miller served in various leadership positions throughout the Air Force, including the 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, and the 75th Communications and Information Directorate and Deputy Chief Information Officer at Hill Air Force Base in Ogdon, 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 at the Air War College. Additionally, Ms. Miller is Acquisition Level III certified in Information Technology.
She is a member of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).