Provide IT program management approaches, emerging IT acquisition strategies, best practices, IT-related performance measures and quality management, acquisition planning, solicitation, and administration, information assurance/cybersecurity, test and evaluation processes, verification and validation processes, and fielding and sustaining IT systems.
Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.
Ms. Sanders oversees the development and management of strategic cyber workforce initiatives for the Department of Defense. In this role, she is responsible for management of the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF), development of a cohesive set of policies and governance structures for cyber workforce management, and the development of recruitment and retention programs. This includes developing the DoD Cyber Workforce Qualification and Management Program, which will establish enterprise requirements for the entire cyber workforce to ensure cyber personnel are able to meet evolving mission needs. Ms. Sanders also serves as the IT/Cyber Functional Community Manager, providing analyses on workforce trends, projected manpower needs, and competency gaps to develop gap closure strategies. Finally, Ms. Sanders serves as the IT Functional Leader for the IT/Acquisition workforce, in which she has a number of responsibilities to include coordinating IT and cybersecurity curriculum content for the Defense Acquisition University and the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University.
Ms. Sanders previously served as the strategic human resources manager for the Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA), Office of the Secretary of Defense. She also served at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in a number of roles focuses on human resources and management to include serving as the Acting Executive for Workforce Management Directorate. Ms. Sanders joined the federal civilian workforce in 2010 after serving 25 years in the United States Army as a Human Resources officer.
Ms. Sanders is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Master of Arts Degree in General Administration. She is also a graduate of the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Armed Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.