Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Announces New Acquisition, Interagency and Cyber Initiatives Executive Director
Ms. Roberts leads SEI customer support for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the federal government, with a special focus on network security and acquisition in today’s cyber environment and architecture areas.
“I have been impressed with the SEI’s unique and significant technological contributions to the Department of Defense for more than a decade and am truly honored to join the SEI leadership team,” she said.
Before coming to the SEI, Ms. Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than
Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Ms. Roberts served as the director of requirements and resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI). At USDI, she led the creation, establishment, and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the services, the combat support agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The program encompasses more than 30 percent of the intelligence resources, capabilities, and manpower of the U.S. government.
An intelligence professional since 1979, Ms. Roberts has held many senior intelligence positions, including director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH; director, Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office (manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program); director, Naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis at the Office of Naval Intelligence; special assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the Chief of Staff for the Director Military Intelligence Staff.
In addition, Ms. Roberts has directed, conducted and enabled intelligence operations globally, with much of this work being focused on the requirements, planning, and implementation of intelligence and communications technologies, software, and architectures.
Her personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation; Director of Central Intelligence National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction; the Navy Senior Civilian Award of Distinction, and the NGA Personal Medallion for Excellence.
Ms. Roberts earned her bachelor’s degree from the
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