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Ms. Katherine Crouch is the Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement and Communication to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). She brings over 25 years of experience in cyber, information sharing and safeguarding, international relations, nonproliferation, export controls and related border security, international and homeland security, and U.S. assistance programs.
As the Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement and Communication to the CIO, Ms. Crouch serves as the expert for strategic engagement and communications where she establishes relationships and develops comprehensive knowledge of, and cooperative working relationships with White House officials, interagency, international, congressional, and private sector stakeholders responsible for cyber and information resource management.
Before accepting her current role, Ms. Crouch served as the Senior Cyber Security and Information Sharing and Safeguarding Policy and Governance Advisor to the CIO. She completed a joint duty assignment at the Office of the Program Manager for Information Sharing (PM-ISE) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she led the Information Sharing Access Interagency Policy Committee and played a key role in drafting the White House National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.
As the Senior Advisor for Information Sharing at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ms. Crouch co-designed and co-chaired the committee charged with drafting the 2012-2016 DHS Information Sharing and Safeguarding Strategy.
Prior to DHS, Ms. Crouch served as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State where she led negotiations, interagency teams for nonproliferation, and strategic trade controls assistance to combat the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia, including Libya, China, Taiwan, Singapore, UAE, Yemen, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. She also chaired the Export Control Interagency Working Group that consisted of Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security and Treasury, and worked closely with the Intelligence Community, Nonproliferation Interdiction Groups, U.S. Embassy representatives, regional State bureaus and host government officials.
Ms. Crouch holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri.