Grant Schneider serves as the Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council Staff. In these roles, Mr. Schneider leads teams of cybersecurity experts who develop and oversee crosscutting policies to enhance the Nation’s cybersecurity. Mr. Schneider and his staff seek to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity in three ways: enhancing the overall defensive posture of Federal and Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; leveraging the expertise of the U.S. Intelligence Community to mitigate threats to Federal cybersecurity; and leading an effective and efficient response to Federal incidents.
Mr. Schneider played an instrumental role in the government-wide response to the OPM cybersecurity incidents in 2014 and 2015. Prior to joining the White House as Cybersecurity Adviser to the Federal Chief Information Officer in 2015, Mr. Schneider served for seven years as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO. Mr. Schneider is an avid sailor and enjoys a quiet moment on the Chesapeake Bay, when he can find one.