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Collegiate Associate Professor, Cybersecurity Policy
Areas of Expertise
Cybersecurity; critical infrastructure; intelligence; information assurance; information technology management; strategic planning, research and analysis, and fiscal management and oversight.
Santiago spent more than 34 years in leadership positions with the Department of Defense, the White House and in the private sector where she managed large, complex organizations and systems; she has a wide-ranging background in cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, intelligence, information assurance, information technology management, strategic planning, research and analysis, fiscal management and oversight. Santiago also is the founder and president of Destiny’s Promise, a 501©3 organization aimed at helping young women and girls develop into effective leaders.
She earned her bachelor’s in computer Information Systems Science and master’s in Executive Technology Management from UMUC, and holds Medals of Meritorious Civilian Service, Joint Meritorious Unit Service Awards and several Vice Presidential Commendations. Santiago is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, TQL Certified, and Acquisition Level III, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Certified.
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