Roberta Stempfley

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Technology Policy Program
Associated Programs: Technology Policy Program

Bobbie Stempfley is a director at the MITRE Corporation, as well as a leader in the field of the security and use of technology to support the public’s interests. In her 20-plus years of public service, she has focused on strategy and driving transformation in organizations. Previously, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she led efforts to increase the public sector's security and resilience against cyber threats. Engaging with critical infrastructure and industry, she led efforts to raise awareness, reduce risks, and prepare and respond to cyber events. She served as chief information officer (CIO) of the Defense Information Systems Agency, where her work spanned the internal technology used in the agency and the capabilities put in the hands of war fighters and their mission support organizations. Ms. Stempfley has been recognized as a top federal CIO two years in a row by Information Week, named one of the top 50 Women in Technology in D.C., and awarded the F. Lynne McNulty Award as a leader in cybersecurity by (ISC)2. She serves on several boards, including Armed Forces Enterprise Infrastructure (AFEI), the Global Cyber Alliances Technical Advisory Committee, and the Cyber Diversity Foundation Board. She holds a B.S. in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in computer science from James Madison University.

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Email: rgs [at]