Ms. Jeanette J. McMillian serves as the Assistant Director for the Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate (SCD) of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).
In this role, Ms. McMillian participates in interagency strategic programs and National Security Council intitatives to bolster the security of cyber and supply chains across the federal enterprise. She works closely with NCSC directorates, Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) components, and other Departments and Agencies, specifically the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, to address supply chain security as a critical component of the National Counterintelligence Security and National Cyber Strategy.
Prior to joining NCSC, Ms. McMillian served as the Acting Deputy Inspector General to the Acting Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG). Ms. McMillian was most familiar with the IC IG office construct having served in various leadership roles since 2010. She was instrumental in the development of the legislation that created the IC IG to provide oversight of IC programs and activities within the authority of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
As the Acting Deputy Inspector General, Ms. McMillian partnered with the IC IG to coordinate and supervise independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews. She supported the Acting IC IG in supervising the Assistant Inspectors General for Audit, Inspections, Investigations, and Management and Administration. Ms. McMillian also chaired the Deputy Inspectors General Committee that supports the IC IG Forum on several key initiatives including the IC IG Awards Program. Ms. McMillian continued to serve as the General Counsel to the IC IG during this interim period. She supervised a staff of legal counsels who conducted legal and policy reviews, provided legal guidance on pertinent IG matters, served as liaison to congressional staff and members, and chaired the IC IG Forum Counsels Committee. Ms. McMillian was also an invited lecturer with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center teaching various legal courses including Workplace Searches (4th Amendment), Civil Investigations, Administrative Remedies, Employee Rights and Warnings (5th Amendment), and Whistleblower Protections.
Ms. McMillian also served in several Intelligence Community (IC) advisory positions before serving in the IG community. At the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Ms. McMillian assisted with the stand-up of the Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning by analyzing the legal and regulatory aspects of strategic counterterrorism plans. As an Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, she assisted in the establishment of the ODNI as a legal advisor to the ODNI’s predecessor organization, the IC Community Management Staff.
Ms. McMillian holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science (1997) from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate (2000) from Washington University School of Law.