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Karen S. Evans

National Director

US Cyber Challenge

West Virginia


Cybersecurity Government Policy

Karen S. Evans is serving as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC). The USCC is the nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She serves as an independent director and outside manager for publicly traded companies. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership, management and the strategic use of information technology.

She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service, responsibilities ranged from a GS-2 to Presidential Appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Before becoming the Administrator, Ms. Evans was the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Energy, and before Energy, she was Director of Information Resources Management Division, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

She currently serves as a Director on the boards of the NIC, Inc; Center for Internet Security; The Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy and an outside manager for Accenture Federal Services.

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Keywords: cybersecurity, competitions, workforce development, government