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Dawn MangaAssociate Director, Telecom ServicesCybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Dawn Manga serves as the Deputy Associate Director for CISA ECD’s Priority Telecom Services Sub-division. She also serves as the Deputy 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 leads 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 this assignment, Ms. Manga served in the DHS HQ Office of the Chief Security Officer, as Acting Deputy Director of the Enterprise Security Services Division, and Program Manager of the HSPD-12 Program for the DHS Enterprise. The HSPD-12 Program manages the lifecycle of DHS credentials from policy, to technical implementation, operations, and logistics. Ms. Manga joined DHS in 2016. Prior to joining DHS, she served as a Technology Fellow within the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group 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 B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and earned an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. She also holds a Project Management Professional certification and is a Certified Information Security Manager