Grant Schneider serves as the Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Mr. Schneider leads a team of cybersecurity experts who develop and oversee crosscutting policies to enhance Federal Agency’s cybersecurity. Mr. Schneider and his staff seek to improve cybersecurity in three ways: enhancing the overall defensive posture of Federal Agencies; leveraging government-wide national capabilities to identify and mitigate threats to Federal cybersecurity; and effective information sharing and incident response.
Mr. Schneider played an instrumental role in the government-wide response to the OPM cybersecurity incidents in 2015. Prior to joining the White House as Cybersecurity Adviser to the Federal Chief Information Officer in 2014, Mr. Schneider served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO for seven years.