The president put forth more than a dozen new appointees.
President Joe Biden on Monday announced his intent to appoint 14 industry executives to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, or NSTAC, which advises the White House on issues like the reliability, security and preparedness of critical communications and information infrastructure.
Biden’s announcement also included new leadership for NSTAC. Scott Charney, vice president for security policy at Microsoft, will chair the committee, while Jeffrey Storey, former president and chief executive officer at Lumen Technologies will serve as vice-chair.
“These appointees will join previously appointed NSTAC members to provide national security and emergency preparedness solutions by providing innovative policy recommendations backed by a unique industry perspective,” according to the president’s announcement.
NSTAC has weighed in on several critical IT and communications issues. In August, the committee voted to send an IT impact report to Biden that focused on the security risks involved in the convergence of operational technology and IT across digital systems.
In addition to Charney and Storey, the other appointees to NSTAC are:
- Johnathon E. Caldwell, vice president and general manager of the military space business area within Lockheed Martin Space
- Mark David Dankberg, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Viasat
- Noopur Davis, corporate executive vice president, chief information security and product privacy officer for Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable.
- Barbara W. Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens Corporation
- Kimberly B. Keever, chief information security officer at Cox Communications
- Kyle J. Malady, president of global networks and technology at Verizon
- Kevin R. Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, now part of Google Cloud.
- Maria N. Martinez, chief operating officer at Cisco
- Jeffery Scott McElfresh, chief operating officer for AT&T
- Bryan J. Palma, CEO of Trellix
- Neville Richard Ray, president of technology for T-Mobile
- Corey E. Thomas, CEO of Rapid7