Diane G. Miller
Director of Operations, Cybersecurity Group, Northrop Grumman
Program Manager, CyberPatriot
Diane Miller is the director of Operations for Northrop Grumman's cross-sector Cybersecurity Group and program manager for the CyberPatriot competition.
In her role as director of Operations, Ms. Miller is responsible for increasing shareholder value through acceleration and expansion of Northrop Grumman's revenue in the cybersecurity marketspace. Through the Corporate Executive Committee, Ms. Miller led the establishment of the operational definition that forms the basis for Northrop Grumman's cybersecurity strategy, planning, investments, and performance management.
In her role as program manager for the CyberPatriot competition, Ms. Miller is responsible for leading Northrop Grumman's efforts as the presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot III, a national high school cyber defense competition run by the Air Force Association (AFA). Ms. Miller coordinates with the AFA to effectively brand the program, increasing participation in schools throughout the country and positioning Northrop Grumman as a leader in STEM education.
Previously, Ms. Miller was the group director of Programs for Enterprise Infrastructure group of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector. In this role, Ms. Miller's mission was to increase stakeholder value through excellent program performance. She was responsible for establishing the processes, methods and tools that enable quantitative management and successful execution of our complex programs. She was also responsible for ensuring alignment of our program management capabilities with current and future business needs.
Ms. Miller has over 25 years experience in the development of client solutions through the application
of information technologies. She has been a technical contributor to all phases of the software-intensive
systems lifecycle and has developed systems using traditional, evolutionary spiral and rapid
application development paradigms implementing various standards and process frameworks. Ms.
Miller has led independent assessments of programs critical to Northrop Grumman's business success
and has led Non-Advocate Reviews for key business opportunities across the corporation. Ms. Miller is
an experienced leader in organizational change and strategic improvement using key initiatives such as
Program Management Body of Knowledge (PM BOK), Mission Assurance, Lean Six Sigma, CMMI
Level 5, AS9100 and ISO 9001:2000.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 1985, Ms.Miller was a senior systems analyst at McDonnell Douglas, serving as engineering-manufacturing interface for automated electrical system engineering and production and as lead for numerous process improvement initiatives.
Ms. Miller is chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Systems and Software Technology Conference, a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and a founding member of the National Software Council. For 12 years, she served on the Editorial Board of the Northrop Grumman Corporation Technology Review Journal.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in information systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She holds a Certificate in Data Processing (CDP) conferred by the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.