Kemba Walden

Kemba Walden

Acting National Cyber Director, White House


The Office of the National Cyber Director was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, as well as President Joe Biden’s nomination and Senate confirmation of John Christopher Inglis as the first National Cyber Director. The National Cyber Director serves as a principal advisor to the President on cybersecurity policy and strategy, and cybersecurity engagement with industry and international stakeholders.

ONCD is working to ensure every American can share in the full benefits of our digital ecosystem, including the economic prosperity and democratic participation it enables, while aggressively addressing and mitigating the risks and threats at large in cyberspace. By cultivating unity of purpose and efforts across agencies and sectors, ONCD will contribute to the development and implementation of stronger national strategy, policy, and resilience for our digital ecosystem.

The ONCD will realize this vision and execute the Biden-Harris Administration’s cyber agenda through four principal outcomes:

  • Ensuring federal coherence
  • Improving public-private collaboration
  • Aligning resources to aspirations
  • Increasing present and future resilience