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Doreen Harwood

Advisory Board Chairperson


Doreen E. Harwood is the President of DEHarwood LLC Consulting. She began her business in December 2018 after serving as the Leidos Senior Vice President responsible for Leidos’ Cyber & SIGINT Portfolio forward-facing into the National Security Agency, USCYBERCOM, and the Cyber Service Component Commands.

Doreen also serves as the Past President of the Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) and is current Chairperson of the Education & Workforce Committee. The FMA is dedicated to supporting the missions and people living and working on the Garrison, and driving economic growth across the fort Meade Region. Alliance programs generate real impact for the region centered on education and workforce development, military family initiatives, transportation solutions, and the growth of small business.

Ms. Harwood retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) in May 2015 following more than 35 years of government service where she last served as the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Collection, High Performance Computing and Research, the largest PEO portfolio within the NSA supporting the Operations, Capabilities and Research Directorates.

Previous NSA assignments include key leadership positions within Operations in direct support to the GWOT and CT missions; assignment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, USD (AT&L) facilitating Defense-wide Acquisition Reform, and an overseas tour at NSA/CSS Pacific implementing initial expansion of the now distributed cryptologic enterprise. Ms. Harwood also gained experience in a cross-section of Agency missions through organizational tours as part of the Director’s Senior Leadership Development Program.

Doreen holds a Master of Science in Resource Management from the Eisenhower School, a Bachelor of Science in Management from the College of Notre Dame University, and an Associate Degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii. She is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Presidential Rank award, the Intelligence Community Acquisition Team award, and multiple Joint Meritorious Unit awards for NSA and OSD assignments. In addition to serving as an FMA Board Member, Doreen is active on multiple company boards and in local, county and state initiatives furthering STEM & Cyber education.

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