Darlene Renee Tarun

National Security Agency

Ms. Tarun is the Deputy Special Assistant to the Director, NSA for Cyber and Deputy Director for the National Security Agency’s Cyber Task Force.

Immediately prior, she served as the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency.  Her focus areas include strategy, planning, integration, and relationship management, in cybersecurity and related disciplines.

Ms. Tarun has served as a Cyber Strategist in a joint Defense Department-Homeland Security Department organization for orchestrating coordinated joint efforts in operational planning, policy and strategic development, and identification of gaps and solutions for cyber issues.

Ms. Tarun served as the Protect Data and Networks and Operational Resiliency Portfolio Lead for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance.

Previous assignments include serving as a computer scientist, information technologist, and a variety of policy, program management, and resource jobs.

Ms. Tarun is married with two children.

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Darlene Renee Tarun
Deputy Special Assistant to the Director National Security Agency for Cyber
Deputy Director, NSA Cyber Task Force
National Security Agency