National Defense ISAC announces new executive director following major transitions

By Rick Weber / December 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center announced today that Steve Shirley will become executive director, taking over leadership of the group following a period of major transitions and consolidations among defense info-sharing entities.

"As the former Executive Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Steve will bring a unique perspective to enhance the National Defense ISAC current membership base, capabilities and services," according to a press release from the NDISAC.

Shirley takes over the group from its interim director, Carlos Kizzee, who oversaw formation of the NDISAC last year. Kizzee was involved in the merger of the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization and the transition of the Defense Security Information Exchange as the defense industrial base center of excellence, previously under DIB‐ISAO, to the "premier" cyber-threat sharing community within NDISAC, according to the release.

"As the NDISAC Executive Director, Steve will work as a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors to further shape and refine the NDISAC strategic plan, and will oversee the development and implementation of information sharing mechanisms, services, working groups and partnership and collaborative engagements across the DIB, DIB suppliers, and commercial DIB interdependencies," according to the announcement.