Melissa S. Vice, Director of the Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) at the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3), Linthicum, MD.
The DOD VDP, located at the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) an Air Force Field Operating Agency (FOA), was established in 2016 by the Secretary of Defense to strengthen the security of the DoD Information Network (DoDIN) by providing an additional layer to the defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy. The DOD VDP mission is to function as the single focal point for receiving vulnerability reportsand interacting with crowd-sourced cybersecurity researchers supporting the Joint Forces Headquarters DODIN (JFHQ-DODIN) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCC).
Ms. Vice has more than 35 years experience working in the Information Technology and Cybersecurity fields, 13 years serving the DOD, the last 4 years for the U.S.
Air Force. Prior to her position as DOD VDP Director, she served as the Interim Director and the Chief Operations Officer. Prior to this position, Ms. Vice served at the Pentagon as the Chief Technology Officer ofthe Business Mission Area (BMA) for The
Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management (SAF/MG) / Deputy Chief Management Office (DCMO) in charge of road-mapping 400+ information systems to the cloud with a portfolio value of $938M. Prior to the DOD, Ms. Vice worked in theprivate sector at General Electric (GE) Aviation Division, as a global database developer and administrator for all commercial and military aircraft engine repairs worldwide. While at GE among the world’s most talented aeronautical engineers, Ms. Vice had the thrill of a lifetime piloting her first 360 in a coworker’s restored 1957 Stearman (open cockpit bi-plane). Ms. Vice resides in Maryland.