Dawn Manga, Associate Director, Telecom Services, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Ms. Dawn Manga is the Associate Director, Priority Telecom Services Subdivision. She also serves as Program Manager of the Next Generation Networks Priority Service Phase 1 Program and as Deputy Program Manager of the Priority Telecommunications Services. In her roles, she helps lead the nationwide team effort to deliver priority capabilities in telecommunications commercial and government networks in support of Public Safety, Critical Infrastructure and the National Security / Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) community.
Prior to joining CISA in October 2020, Ms. Manga was the acting Deputy Director of the Enterprise Security Services Division, as well as the Program Manager of the HSPD-12 Program for the DHS Enterprise. The HSPD-12 Program, a level 3 program, manages the lifecycle of DHS credentials from policy, to technical implementation, operations, and logistics. Ms. Manga joined DHS in 2016.
In a previous assignment, she served as a Technology Fellow within the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG) where she worked in strategic planning for the U.S. Navy. Ms. Manga also operated out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division where she focused on Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Intrusion Detection, and Biometric Access. She has also been the lead engineer on various Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System testbeds that are deployed via an interagency agreement with the TSA Intermodal Program Office. In addition, Dawn has a background in sonar and unmanned systems. She worked as a civilian for the U.S. Navy for 10 years prior to joining DHS.
Ms. Manga received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).