Laura Delaney serves as the Acting Assistant Director for the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, as well as her previous role as Deputy Assistant Director for IOD, Ms. Delaney leads integrated operations across the agency, including CISA’s regional service delivery, intelligence, operational planning, and operational continuity efforts.
In previous roles, Ms. Delaney served as Deputy Director of the Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division within the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Ms. Delaney was responsible for development, management, and operations of three, highly complex cyber security programs: National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) and Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring (CDM). Under her leadership, departments and agencies created a front line of cyber defense for the Federal Civilian (.gov) environment.
Ms. Delaney became the NSD Deputy Director after serving as the Program Management and Acquisition Oversight Branch Chief. In this role, she led a team of program management analysts, information technology specialists, and engineers in the day-to-day execution of system engineering, acquisition management, and testing initiatives supporting development and deployment of large-scale cyber security capabilities.
Before joining DHS, Ms. Delaney was the Test and Evaluation Management Branch Chief for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Net Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Program Management Office. She was responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing performance and operational test activities for a large-scale, complex Acquisition Category Level 1 Major Automated Information System. She also served as the Chief Integrator, tasked to define the interdependencies between four product lines comprising NCES capabilities.
Ms. Delaney began her career as a facilitator supporting the Department of Defense for 15 years. Most sessions were held at the senior executive/flag officer level and focused on a variety of topics such as war gaming, crisis management, problem solving, alternative analysis, and process improvement. She specialized in electronic meeting facilitation using collaborative information sharing software.
Ms. Delaney holds a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.