Rob Joyce

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House
Rob Joyce is the special assistant to the President and cybersecurity coordinator at the White House. Joyce leads the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversees implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensures that the federal government is effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations.
 
Before to coming to the White House, Joyce served at the NSA for over 27 years, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: the Information Assurance and Signals Intelligence missions. From 2013 to 2017, Rob served as the chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the NSA’s mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence. Prior to becoming the chief of TAO, he served as the deputy director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA, where he led efforts to harden, protect and defend the nation’s most critical national security systems and improve cybersecurity for the nation. He was elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 2001.