Cheri Caddy

Ms. Cheri Caddy is the Senior Advisor for Cyber in the Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response (CESER) office within the Department of Energy. In this role she leads strategy and execution of DOE’s role as a Sector Specific Agency for the Energy Sector.

Previously, Ms. Caddy was the National Security Agency’s Executive Director of Enduring Security Framework, a joint program among the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and industry that jointly addressed technical and operational cyber vulnerabilities and risks to national security systems and critical infrastructure. Prior to NSA, Ms. Caddy was Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council. In her 2.5-year tenure, she shaped national cybersecurity policies, in particular, leading efforts on cybersecurity for state governments, representing the NSC at the Council of Governors and the National Governors Association. She also led key engagements with industry and academia, directing the work of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and coordinating White House initiatives on growing the nation’s skilled cyber workforce.

Prior to serving at the White House, Ms. Caddy was Senior Advisor for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In this role, she led national teams in solving complex policy and technical issues related to threat information sharing among federal and state governments through the national network of State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers.

She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont; an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia; and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.