Michele Mullen
Director, Architecture & Technology Assurance

Michele MullenMs. Mullen was appointed Director, Architecture and Technology Assurance in the IT Security Branch at CSEC effective May 9, 2011. Ms. Mullen’s responsibilities include providing secure architecture solutions for the high assurance and commercial assurance environments within the Government of Canada, delivering departmental IT security advice and guidance, evaluating cryptographic algorithms, and conducting technology assurance activities on both government-produced and commercially produced devices through structured testing regimes.

Professional Experience:
Prior to her appointment as Director, Architecture and Technology Assurance, Ms. Mullen served as Director, Program Management in the Chief Information Officer Branch at CSEC from 2008 to 2011, where she oversaw the planning and resource allocations for the many IT infrastructure transformation initiatives undertaken to modernize CSEC’s underlying IT capabilities, and she also participated in the requirements definition and selection of CSEC’s future IT service delivery partners for the Long Term Accommodations (LTA) Project.

Previous to her arrival at CSEC, Ms. Mullen served for three years from 2005 to 2008 as Director, Governance Operations in the Government Operations Sector (GOS) of the Treasury Board Secretariat, where she helped introduce new accountability measures for the Crown corporations in the wake of the Gomery Inquiry. Prior to that assignment, Ms. Mullen worked in the private sector between 1999 and 2005 in the field of software development.

Ms. Mullen began her career as a logistics officer in the Canadian Forces, as an air transportation specialist, and was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) in 1999.

Ms. Mullen graduated from Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) with an honors Bachelor’s degree in Applied Organizational Psychology. She has also undertaken post-graduate studies in Business Technology at Boston University, and has completed the Canadian Security Studies Program (CSSP) at the Canadian Forces College.