President Biden today announced his intent to appoint Cisco Chief Operating Officer Maria Martinez to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provides industry-based analyses and recommendations to the Executive Office of the President (EOP) on how the government can enact policy for, or take actions to enhance, national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications.
“As the worldwide leader in technology that powers the internet, Cisco is redesigning and securing the core networks that keep us connected and that power critical infrastructure essential to economic and social well-being. Strengthening the security, resiliency, and reliability of America’s communications infrastructure will require increased public-private collaboration, and I look forward to joining my fellow NSTAC members in advising the president on 21st-century solutions to enable a secure and digital future.”
—Maria Martinez, Cisco COO
NSTAC is composed of up to 30 presidentially appointed senior executives who represent various elements of the telecommunications industry. The committee advises the president on a wide range of issues related to telecommunications, information systems, information assurance, infrastructure protection, and other NS/EP concerns.