CONGRESSMAN LIEU WELCOMES SENIOR BROOKINGS FELLOW, DIANA PARR, TO DC TEAM

February 13, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement welcoming the addition of Diana Parr, a senior Brookings fellow focusing on cyber security, to his Capitol Hill office.

“Diana Parr is a welcomed addition to my legislative team. She is currently a senior Brookings fellow employed by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Cybersecurity Leader focusing on technology and policy issues. I believe Diana’s previous experience in both the public and private sector will bring much needed expertise to Congress as we look to tackle increasing cybersecurity threats both at home and abroad. As a Computer Science graduate, I am focused on technology issues facing this country including cybersecurity. I look forward to Diana’s work to help bolster our commitment to cybersecurity.”

More on Diana Parr:

-Intelligence community experience while working for NSA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
-Recently worked at the Pentagon leading an NSA team supporting DoD Cyber policy, strategy, and technical requirements.
-Adjunct Instructor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Cybersecurity Graduate Program.
-Security Education Academic Liaison to DHS/NSA-approved National Centers of Academic Excellence focused on information assurance where she frequently speaks on government jobs in cybersecurity.
-Recent speaker at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo at Women in Cybersecurity conference (November 2016).
-Frequent speaker at elementary, middle and high school events on cybersecurity.
-Author of cloud computing security technical articles.
-In addition to government service at NSA and ODNI, Diana worked in private industry 20 years including 4 years in Silicon Valley.

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