Keynote - Diane G. Miller
director, operation Cybersecurity Group; program director, cyberpatriot; northrop grumman

Diane Miller is the director of Operations for Northrop Grumman’s Cybersecurity Group and program director for the CyberPatriot competition.

In her role as director of Operations, Ms. Miller increases shareholder value through acceleration and expansion of Northrop Grumman’s revenue in the cybersecurity marketspace. She engages with stakeholders across the company to define Northrop Grumman’s cybersecurity portfolio, develop innovative strategies to increase revenue and market share, foster collaboration across the corporation, and demonstrate thought leadership internally and externally.

Previously, Ms. Miller was the group director of Programs for Enterprise Infrastructure group of Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector. In this role, Ms. Miller’s mission was to increase stakeholder value through excellent program performance. She was responsible for establishing the processes, methods and tools that enable quantitative management and successful execution of our complex programs. She was also responsible for ensuring alignment of our program management capabilities with current and future business needs.

Ms. Miller has over 25 years experience in the development of client solutions through the application of information technologies. She has been a technical contributor to all phases of the software-intensive systems lifecycle and has developed systems using traditional, evolutionary spiral and rapid application development paradigms implementing various standards and process frameworks. Ms. Miller has led independent assessments of programs critical to Northrop Grumman’s business success and has led Non-Advocate Reviews for key business opportunities across the corporation. Ms. Miller is an experienced leader in organizational change and strategic improvement using key initiatives such as Program Management Body of Knowledge (PM BOK), Mission Assurance, Lean Six Sigma, CMMI Level 5, AS9100 and ISO 9001:2000. 

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 1985, Ms.Miller was a senior systems analyst at McDonnell Douglas, serving as engineering-manufacturing interface for automated electrical system engineering and production and as lead for numerous process improvement initiatives.

Ms. Miller is chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Systems and Software Technology Conference, a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and a founding member of the National Software Council. For 12 years, she served on the Editorial Board of the Northrop Grumman Corporation Technology Review Journal. She is a member of the National Development Council for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in information systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is a Certified Computing Professional (CCP), conferred by the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals, and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.