Donald A. Purdy, Jr.
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist
Andy Purdy is the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for the CSC company-wide cyber initiative that provides full lifecycle cyber solutions to industry and government globally, leveraging CSC’s experience in the private and public sectors. Mr. Purdy also serves as Co-Director of the International Cyber Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (www.internationalcybercenter.org).
Mr. Purdy was a member of the White House staff team that drafted the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), and then served on the tiger team that helped to form the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). He worked at DHS for 3 ˝ years, the last two heading the NCSD and US-CERT. In 2006-2007, he served as a Special Government Employee on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Mission Impact of Foreign Influence on DoD Software.
Before joining the White House staff, Mr. Purdy served as Acting General Counsel and Chief Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Mr. Purdy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, Senior Staff Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, Special Counsel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics), and Counsel to the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee (on the articles against Judge Walter Nixon). He also served for five years in network television news as an Associate Producer for NBC News magazines, and Producer for the CBS News broadcast NIGHTWATCH in Washington, D.C.