Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger
  • Co-Lead, Russia Small Group, National Security Agency
  • Company: National Security Agency


Ms. Neuberger is the NSA lead for the joint NSA/USCC Russia Small Group (RSG), an effort established by the Director of NSA to counter potential foreign interference in the 2018 mid-term elections.


Ms. Neuberger earned an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University.  She graduated from Touro College, summa cum laude, where she was awarded the Hannah Lander Award for Academic Excellence and a Merit Scholarship.


Prior to RSG, Ms. Neuberger served as the Assistant Deputy Director of the NSA’s Operations Directorate, leading NSA’s foreign intelligence, cybersecurity and information assurance operations, as the civilian deputy of a three member leadership team. Ms. Neuberger was awarded the Presidential Rank Award in 2017.

Ms. Neuberger served as NSA’s first Chief Risk Officer and a member of NSA’s Senior Leadership Team.  As Chief Risk Officer, she was responsible for creating and maturing the methodology and processes to asses risk across NSA’s missions.  Prior to her assignment as Chief Risk Officer, Ms. Neuberger served as the Director of NSA’s Commercial Solutions Center, responsible for NSA’s interface and partnerships with the private sector.  Prior to that, she served as Special Assistant to the Director, NSA building a deep and effective partnership (the Enduring Security Framework) between leading companies, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, NIST and NSA, on a broad set of cybersecurity initiatives. In this capacity, she also led the Department of Defense’s Defense Industrial Base Pilot, which was adopted as the basis for the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services Program outlined in the 2013 Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security,

Prior to ESF, Ms. Neuberger served on the U.S. Cyber Command Implementation Team which led the planning and standup of USCYBERCOM.

Prior to joining NSA, Ms. Neuberger served as the Navy’s Deputy Chief Management Officer and a Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, with responsibility for guiding Navy enterprise IT programs.

Ms. Neuberger first joined government service in 2007 as a White House Fellow, working for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  The nonpartisan White House Fellows Program was founded in 1964 and is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Prior to joining government service, Ms. Neuberger was Senior Vice President of Operations at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), where she was responsible for directing operations, included dividend distributions, complex mergers, and acquisition processing for approximately 2,000 publicly traded companies.  Anne joined AST in 1994 as a software programmer, was promoted to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2003 and Senior VP of Operations in 2005.  As CIO, she led a team that designed and implemented systems to automate the granting and exercising of stock options as well as online share purchases and sales.  As Senior VP of Operations, she managed the acquisition and integration of the corporate trust operations of Wachovia Bank, NA.


Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Anne lives in Baltimore with her husband and two teenagers (ages 17/16).

Anne founded and runs a not-for-profit that serves roughly 1,000 single moms, and 4,500 children in 30 communities across the U.S., via a staff of five and a network of hundreds of volunteers.  Anne serves on the boards of House of Ruth Maryland (a domestic abuse shelter), Stern College and Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic (an organization serving children with cancer).

Anne loves reading (book recommendations welcome!) and learning foreign languages.  She has served as a guest lecturer, often on the topic of surveillance and privacy, at Stanford University, Columbia University and Harvard University.

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