Tinisha McMillan is the Division Chief of the Cyber Situational Awareness and NetOps Division of the Defense Information Systems Agency. In this role, she leads a diverse team of uniformed service members, civil servants and defense contractors who build and field the cyber analytics and tools needed to enhance cyber information sharing across the Department of Defense. She manages a budget in excess of $400 million while overseeing and implementing Unified Cyber Situational Awareness and Cyber NetOps Architecture across the DISA enterprise. Her team provides enterprise sensing strategy and cyber data orchestration, DoD unified big data, realtime analytics, rapid cyber incident response and reporting for DoD mission partners.
Ms. McMillan, a proven leader, has served in numerous supervisory positions at DISA making valuable contributions to cyber security by addressing matters safeguarding national intelligence and network defense capabilities across all echelons of the DISA enterprise. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Program Manager for the Public Key Infrastructure Office. In this role she served as a liaison between NSA and DISA to support DoD PKI acquisition category programs with strategic planning and life-cycle management, including policy and business processes. Ms. McMillan has also served as the Branch Chief for the Applications Support Branch in the Business Systems Portfolio Management Office. Additionally, she has had extensive experience as a Portfolio Manager for the Cyber Situational Awareness Analytic Capabilities Office and Secure Configuration Management Office. With her experience and knowledge managing various cyber programs she has made a significant contribution to the Department of Defense Cyber Operations mission space.
Ms. McMillan has also served in other capacities throughout DoD. She has worked as a program manager and computer scientist with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an Cyber Intelligence Analyst with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from St. Johns University in New York and a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Maryland University College.