Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council, worked on cybersecurity for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama until August 2009, when she left to establish Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC. She led President Obama's 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review from February-May 2009.
While serving as acting senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council, Hathaway convened the policy meetings that began work against each of the top ten recommendations contained in the Cyberspace Policy Review and set the expectation and pace to move the United States toward a stronger, more resilient information and communications infrastructure.
Hathaway has a B.A. degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. She has completed graduate studies in international economics and technology transfer policy and is a graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College, with a special certificate in Information Operations.