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Jerry Cochran

CISO & Acting CIO, Cybersecurity & Technical Ops Director & RD2C R&D Initiative Leader (NSD), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

A 35-year+ IT industry veteran, Jerry Cochran serves as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Deputy Chief Information Officer (D/CIO) and division director, Cybersecurity & DigitalOps Division in the Computing & IT Directorate. In this role, Jerry oversees enterprise cybersecurity as well as IT engineering, operations, and support. Jerry also leads a 5-year cybersecurity research & development initiative (LDRD) - RD2C for the National Security Directorate.

Prior to joining PNNL in 2017 as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Jerry was with Microsoft for 17 years, in various cybersecurity and cloud engineering roles. Jerry represented Microsoft worldwide in government affairs related to cybersecurity and served as a board member and officer with the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC).

Jerry is also a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant, where he led squadrons in cyberspace operations and conducted missions around the world. Jerry has authored various technical works, including over 200 electronic and print articles and two books for publication. He is also a US patent holder for invention in cybersecurity.