April 30, 2018
Contact: Garrett Ventry
National Security Institute Visiting Fellow Diane Rinaldo Named Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Arlington, VA – The White House today named NSI Visiting Fellow Diane Rinaldo Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Prior to joining the NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo served as Director of Government Affairs at SAP, where she focused on cybersecurity, national security, and technology policy. Before SAP, Ms. Rinaldo was with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where she was the lead committee staffer on Congress’ landmark cybersecurity legislation, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. Ms. Rinaldo also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-08).
“Diane Rinaldo is one of the brightest minds out there today on cyber policy,” said Jamil N. Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute. “Having worked with Diane on the original draft of the cybersecurity legislation that she helped shepherd into law, I can attest to her excellent skill in developing innovative policy, building strong consensus, and driving a serious and open process to real results, all capabilities that will serve her extremely well in her new position.”
Located within the Department of Commerce, the NTIA has primary responsibility within the Executive branch for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s work, including expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in the U.S., as well as ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth, is critical to America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy.
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