Developing the framework for information security controls is no easy task for any federal agency.  The long technology adoption process combined with very complex networking and applications make the development of effective cybersecurity controls much more difficult than meets the eye.

In 2013, Angela Moore, Common Control Team Leader, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented the framework for information security controls throughout the agency. By turning to the NIST guidance on risk management, she brought a practical, holistic approach to synthesizing the controls between support systems and major applications.

In Moore’s 2014 Fed 100 profile, she clearly defined the agency’s security controls, as well as ensured that corrective actions were taken and her team performed independent testing to streamline the adoption process.  This effort also positioned the agency to make better use of secure cloud-based technology.

Moore’s work reinforces the remarkable transformative IT efforts that continually occur at DHS. As such, we are naming her this week’s GovTransformer.  Stay tuned for our ongoing coverage of other federal executives and their agencies that are truly transforming how they support mission goals through the most effective use of IT.