Melissa Hathaway


Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

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Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity. She served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. As President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, she brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. Having served on the board of directors for two public companies and three non-profit organizations, and as a strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies, Melissa brings her clients a unique combination of policy and technical expertise, as well as board room experience that allows her to help clients better understand the intersection of government policy, developing technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field. In addition, Melissa serves as a member of the National Security Advisory Panel for Sandia National Laboratory, she is a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science Board Task Force for Cyber Deterrence, and she is a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Earlier in her career she was a Principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., where she led two primary business units: information operations and long range strategy and policy support for the U.S. Government and Global 500 companies. Melissa holds a B.A. degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. and has completed graduate studies in international economics and technology transfer policy. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College.