Derek Larson serves as the Deputy Director for Cybersecurity Performance and Risk Management at the Office of Management and Budget Cyber and National Security Unit within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Larson is responsible for overseeing Federal agencies’ performance and risk management against government-wide goals and initiatives to strengthen Federal cybersecurity. In this capacity, he engages with stakeholders across the government, to include members of the Federal oversight community. He is also responsible for implementing a risk-based budgeting process that ensures investments within the $15 billion Federal cyber budget reduce cyber risks across the government. Mr. Larson also leads the development of the Cybersecurity Cross-Agency Priority Goal and the Cybersecurity Risk Management Assessments carried out under the Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.
Prior to joining the Executive Office of the President, Mr. Larson served as an IT and cybersecurity policy consultant with the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. He has also held legislative and policy positions with the Department of Defense and numerous private organizations. Mr. Larson holds a Master of Government from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and History from the College of William and Mary. He is also completing work on a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech.