Cheri Caddy currently serves as the Director for Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach at the National Security Council within the White House. In this capacity, she reports to the Special Advisor to the President for Cybersecurity and shapes national policies related to improving cyber protections among a broad set of stakeholders including federal agencies, state governments, the private sector, and foreign partners. In particular, Caddy leads efforts on advancing cyber protections for state and local governments, and overseas strategic initiatives to increase the security of cyberspace in the future, including the National Initiative for Cyber Education, and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, and development of the new Federal Civilian Cyber Campus.
Prior to her assignment to the White House, Caddy worked for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on achieving assured sharing of classified counterterrorism information using interoperable security standards and shared processes. In this role, Caddy led interagency teams in solving complex policy and technical issues related to secure information sharing among federal and state government partners. Caddy has also held a variety of positions within the Foreign Service community.
Cheri Caddy is in her twenty-first year of federal service and holds Master’s degrees in Foreign Policy and Public Administration from the University of Virginia and the American University, respectively. She is also a graduate of Norwich University, Military College of Vermont, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies in 1990. She currently serves on the Norwich University Alumni Association Board.