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Donna Dodson

Senior Principal Scientist

Donna Dodson recently joined AWS as a Senior Principal Scientist. Before joining AWS, Donna spent 33 years in the US Federal government working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST (NIST). As the Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Donna was responsible for NIST’s comprehensive cybersecurity research and development to cultivate trust in information technology for stakeholders and customers nationally and internationally. Donna was the inaugural director of NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence partnering with tech industry innovators. In 2017, Donna was selected to be a NIST Fellow, the highest ranking technical and scientific position at NIST. Donna recently received the Presidential Rank Award and the 2020 Service to America Medal.