RADM Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Hight, USN (Ret.)

Member of the Board of Visitors
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)


Elizabeth A. Hight is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who served as the Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) from April 2007 until December 2010. Between January 2010 and January 2014, she was with Hewlett Packard's Enterprise Services (HPES), U.S. Public Sector, first as Director of U.S. Defense Command and Control Infrastructure practice and then as Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Prior to her assignment as DISA’s Vice Director, Hight was DISA's Principal Director for Operations and Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations from 2005 to 2007. As Principal Director, she was responsible for providing command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence support to the nation's warfighters. As Deputy Commander, JTF-GNO, Rear Adm. Hight was responsible to United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) for directing the operation and defense of the Global Information Grid (GIG).

Her previous assignments included UHF SATCOM Policy and Plans Officer on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV); U.S. Space Command first as a SATCOM planning officer then as a member of the Commander-in-Chief's Group; Executive Officer for the Director, Communications Security Material Systems; Assistant Program Manager for Operations at the Program Executive Officer for Space, Communications and Sensors (PMW-146); Commanding Officer of the Fleet Surveillance Support Command; Fleet Support Detailer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel; Joint Staff/J6, first as the Chief, Current Operations Division and then as the Executive Assistant to the Director, (J6); U.S. Space Command Liaison Officer to the U.S. European Command; Commanding Officer of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic; and the Director of Network Warfare on the OPNAV Staff.


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