Mr. Christian Cintron is the Deputy Intelligence Community Chief Information Security Officer (IC CISO) and Deputy Director of the Information Assurance Division within the Office of the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (IC CIO), an enabling component of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Since 2015 he has been responsible for supporting the IC CISO and IC CIOin establishing and overseeing the Intelligence Community’s overarching Intelligence Community Information Environment, with a specific focus on safeguarding the information and technologies that move, store, and process intelligence information.
From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Cintron served as an Information Assurance Officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and was appointed to various managerial roles focused on information security, risk analysis, IT strategic planning, and policy. His work on comprehensive cybersecurity policy, integration, and improvement was instrumental in designing the first enterprise-wide NGA Cyber Security Operations Cell. Additionally, he developed and maintained NGA’s cybersecurity strategy, program, and architecture, while supporting the agency’s first comprehensive security and efficiency evaluation of all of NGA’s cybersecurity investment portfolio, to include its cross domain solutions. He was also responsible for establishing the first IT Security Occupation and workforce strategy for NGA.
Mr. Cintron has 17 years of experience in the public and private sectors, gaining expertise as an IT security and policy specialist, and as an intelligence analyst. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Cintron was a defense industry consultant, providing counsel on competitive intelligence, IT risk analysis, certification and accreditation of information systems, and security testing and evaluation.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Cintron served from 1997 to 2003, performing intelligence analysis and combat engineer support reconnaissance for 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during combat operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq.
Mr. Cintron holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University. He also conducted post-graduate studies at George Washington University in Systems Engineering and at the University of Maryland in the Management of a Sustainable Learning Organization. He is a certified Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III for Information Technology and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mr. Cintron resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children and enjoys spending time with his family and improving his home brewing skills.