FedMentor of the Week: Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson, Division Chief of the Computer Security Division and the Deputy Cyber Security Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is this week’s FedMentor of the Week!

As part of the NIST management team, Donna helps direct the development of standards, technology and research for the protection of information systems against threats to the confidentiality of information, integrity of information and processes, and availability of information and services in order to build trust and confidence in Information Technology systems. She is also an active contributor in the areas of authentication and cryptography. Donna has also managed programs including the Advanced Encryption Standard, key management, PKI, authentication and security testing.


What was your first government job and what did you learn from that experience?


Was there anything early in your career that influenced your success?

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?


What advice do you have for young employees who feel overwhelmed in their new roles?

What resources would you recommend for someone to help further their career?

Why would you recommend someone consider working for the government?


What are you working on right now?

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