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Christopher Paris

Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management

Christopher Paris is a senior advisor for cyber workforce management at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  He leads VA’s Cyber Career Program and develops enterprise-wide strategies, tools, and initiatives to promote challenging and rewarding cyber career journeys for VA’s 7k-strong cyber workforce. Previously, Christopher spent seven years with the Social Security Administration leading cyber awareness, training, and workforce initiatives, including the implementation of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act (FCWAA) and alignment of SSA’s workforce to the NICE Framework. Christopher is passionate about identifying, acquiring, developing, and sustaining the cybersecurity workforce of the future.