Dawn Berry is the Federal Lead, Security Architecture and Engineering, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.
Dawn Berry has worked tirelessly to drive cyber innovation into the CMS organization. Over the last two years she has succeeded in establishing cybersecurity innovation and collaboration within both her CMS security organization, and “across the aisles” into other operational CMS divisions outside of security. More specifically, she discovered and championed the evaluations of several innovative/emerging cyber management solutions that have both cyber and organizational impact.
Regarding cyber impact, she created numerous use cases that demonstrated improvement the cybersecurity risk posture across the Agency. Regarding organizational impact, she worked hard to enable wider participation of the cyber solution evaluations across organizational lines. These efforts succeeded in establishing a greater degree of collaboration across organizational lines, resulting in positive operational efficiencies and change within the agency.