Mr. Edward A. Brindley

Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense

Mr. Edward A. Brindley

Mr. Edward A. Brindley is the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity within the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Brindley is responsible for ensuring the department has a well-defined and well-executed cybersecurity program. He is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity standards, policies and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners and industry.

He has served in the U.S. Government for over 25 years and has extensive experience working with Intelligence Community, DoD and foreign partners.

Most recently Mr. Brindley served as the Deputy Chief of User Facing Services at the National Security Agency where he provided technology capabilities and support for all Top Secret, Secret and Unclassified domains including directory services, desktops, mobile platforms, user devices and foreign partnering capabilities.

Additional roles that Mr. Brindley held at NSA include the Deputy Chief of Information Assurance Architecture group, Mission Manager in the Information Assurance Directorate as well as the Lead Technical Director deployed to Afghanistan for NSA. Mr. Brindley deployed to Afghanistan three times.

He began his government service by serving in the U.S. Army for five years, where he was responsible for signals intelligence collection, operations and analysis.

Mr. Brindley has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the State of New York and also received a Master of Science from the University of Maryland in Technology Management.

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