Diane G. Miller
Director, Technical Talent Strategy, Northrop Grumman
Diane Miller is the Director, Technical Talent Strategy of Northrop Grumman Global Cyber Education and Workforce Initiatives, leading global efforts in cyber education, outreach, thought leadership and partnerships so critical to filling the talent pipeline and creating a diverse global cyber workforce.
Ms. Miller is the focal point for the corporation’s initiatives and strategic relationships related to global cybersecurity education, outreach and workforce development. She leads the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s role as presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education program created by the Air Force Association that includes an annual high school/middle school cyber defense competition, cyber camps, an elementary school education initiative, and a literature series. Ms. Miller also leads CyberPatriot’s global expansion, including CyberCenturion, the UK’s first team-based cyber competition for 12 – 18-year olds, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK; CyberArabia, a cyber training workshop and competition for students from universities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and CyberTaipan, a cyber education and competition program for youth in Australia. Ms. Miller actively promotes internships and apprenticeships as valuable means to enhance cyber defense skills and develop professional skills that help fill the cyber talent pipeline with career-ready individuals who will become our next generation of cyber professionals. At the college and university level, Ms. Miller collaborates with academia to assist in developing cyber curricula; in understanding the future needs of industry for career-ready graduates; in developing effective and productive relationships between academia, Government and industry; promoting the NSA Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense at both 2-year and 4-year institutions; as a member of the National Visiting Committee for both the National CyberWatch Center and National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE).
Ms. Miller has helped shape the national conversation on professionalization of the cyber workforce, contributing to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Education and Workforce Development Working Group, the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF) National Cyber Network, the Aspen Institute Cyber Group, and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. Ms. Miller is an internationally recognized speaker on the need to educate and develop a diverse highly-talented cyber workforce. She is active in numerous federal and state/local boards, academic institutions and not-for-profit entities and participates in several public-private partnerships to advance global STEM and cyber education and workforce initiatives.
Ms. Miller graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; holds a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business; and holds an Honorary Doctor of Science from the California State University. She is a Certified Computing Professional (CCP), conferred by the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals, and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Ms. Miller currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the California State Polytechnic University Pomona Philanthropic Foundation and Lead Virginia.