The National Credit Union Administration announced on Wednesday the selection of Joy Miller as the director of the agency’s new Office of Continuity and Security Management.
Miller, who is currently the deputy assistant secretary for security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will assume her position on Dec. 16.
Existing resources were reallocated to create the new office, which is designed to enhance NCUA’s security and continuity activities by consolidating operations and to improve the use of sensitive information among staff members.
Beginning on Jan. 6, the office will have four core responsibilities, including personnel security, intelligence and information security, emergency management and physical security and national continuity programs.
Miller’s background includes serving as a senior adviser for global health security at the National Intelligence Council, chief scientist at the National Center for Medical Intelligence, senior public health officer in the U.S. Air Force and division chief and senior intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
She has a bachelor’s from the University of Idaho, a master’s degree from the University of California-Davis and a doctorate from Washington State University. She will replace James Patrick, who will retire as the NCUA’s director of the Division of Strategic and Continuity Planning.