Congratulations to all of the distinguished women who were honored by FedScoop and recognized as D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015. I am particularly proud of the inspirational women who represent the Intelligence Community on this list—making a significant difference in the science and technology community that impacts the safety and security of our nation.
I want to highlight just a few of their accomplishments to help inspire others to emulate these extraordinary women, setting high goals and expectations to achieve success.
- DHS’s Executive Director of the Information Sharing Environment Office,Donna Roy, breaks down technical barriers for sharing information related to terrorism intelligence, ensuring effective collaboration while preserving security protocols.
- Terry Roberts, former deputy director of Naval Intelligence and co-chair of the Cyber Council at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, emphasizes continuous learning and growth. She demonstrates the benefits of hard work with the start of a new company that uses innovative ideas and approaches to help businesses enhance cybersecurity.
- Director of the National Reconnaissance Office,Betty Sapp, made history as the first female leader of NRO and is known for constantly pushing her workforce to reach further in terms of what is possible. She’s led the organization to increase stability across critical national security surveillance programs. I consider myself lucky to have her as a colleague and a friend.
- Charlene Leubecker, ODNI’s former deputy CIO, helped develop and shape the IC Information Technology Enterprise, or IC ITE, to make information sharing in a collaborative and integrated environment more secure, ensuring protection of classified data. Charlene is now continuing her great work at CIA.
- I often say I couldn’t do this job without one person who made this top 50 list: Principal Deputy Director of National IntelligenceStephanie O’Sullivan. Stephanie, among a plethora of other issues, oversees the IC’s effort to deploy the common IT computing enterprise IC ITE.
Congratulations again to these top 50 women in technology for their accomplishments and the well-deserved recognition.
James R. Clapper
Director of National Intelligence