Howard Whyte is the Acting Division Director for the NASA IT Security (ITS) Division within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Prior to his current role, he was the Service Executive for IT Security Operations where he led the Agency’s Cyber Security Operations program and facilitated collaboration with internal and external partners engaged in cyber activities. Whyte’s 20 years of experience covers various positions across the Department of Defense supporting global IT missions. While working at the Defense Information Systems Agency, he was selected to attend the National Defense University's Advanced Management Program where he received his Federal Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer Certifications. Whyte holds a Master of Business Administration and several Information Certificates in Computer Security and Information Assurance.