Andy Ozment is Director for Federal Information Security Policy on the National Security Council staff at the White House, where he leads the development of government-wide policy to improve the security of the federal government’s systems and networks.
While at theWhite House,Andy has also led the development of the National Strategy forTrusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), served as the White House staff lead for the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), and coordinated interagency efforts to develop international norms for cybersecurity and, separately, to address supply chain risks.
Andy came to the White House from the Department of Defense, where he worked in a variety of roles in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Agency and as a detailee to the Department of State. Prior to joining government service, Andy researched the economics of computer security and security usability at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, worked in operational network security at Georgia Tech, and developed software for Nortel Networks.
Andy studied in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship, where he earned a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and an MS in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He received his BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.