White House deputy national cyber director to step down next week

Deputy National Cyber Director Camille Stewart Gloster is exiting her current position next week.

Deputy National Cyber Director Camille Stewart Gloster is exiting her current position next week. Photo courtesy Camille Stewart Gloster

Camille Stewart Gloster’s last day will be Tuesday, she told Nextgov/FCW. It’s unknown who will fill the position.

Camille Stewart Gloster, a cyber and technology attorney who has led the White House’s cybersecurity workforce and tech ecosystem strategies since taking up her role in August 2022, will step down Tuesday.

She told Nextgov/FCW on the sidelines of an International Association of Privacy Professionals event in Washington, D.C. she had no plans as of yet for where she will be heading next.

Stewart Gloster’s official role as deputy national cyber director for technology and ecosystem security positioned her as the top official in the White House cyber czar’s office, who focused on developing a cyber workforce and education strategy, one of the top to-do items on the Biden administration’s cyber policy list.

She recently spoke with Nextgov/FCW about the lack of gender balance in cybersecurity and technology roles.

“We’ve made progress, but there’s more work to be done,” Stewart Gloster said at the time. “It is essential that all of the perspectives that use the technology we seek to protect are reflected in the security apparatus and in the creation of technology,” she said.

Before the White House, Stewart Gloster headed global product security strategy at Google. She also founded #ShareTheMicInCyber, focused on addressing systemic racism in the cybersecurity community. Between 2015 and 2017, Stewart Gloster was also a senior policy advisor at DHS focusing on cyber diplomacy, election security and other areas.

“The ONCD team is grateful to Camille for her leadership. During her tenure, Camille helped author and drive the early implementation of the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy, championed our work to build products that are secure by design, and has been a leader building pathways and ensuring that more Americans feel welcomed and seen in our nation’s growing cyber workforce," National Cyber Director Harry Coker said in an emailed statement. "She serves as an inspiration to many members of the cybersecurity community and we are grateful for her service. And, on a personal note, I wish Camille and her family all the best."

Editor's note: This story was updated on April 4, 2024 to include additional comment.