Ms. Stokes brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are looking forward to her insight as we continue to develop strategies that meet the needs of our customers, both now and into the future.
In Ms. Stokes’ last federal position, she served as the Director of the Defense Vetting Directorate for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) where she was responsible for transferring the federal personnel security background investigation mission from the National Background Investigations Bureau of the Office of Personnel Management to the Department of Defense. She is a recognized member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Stokes served as Director of Security for the Department of the Army as the Senior Security Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2). She was instrumental in leading several Personnel Security Reform initiatives for the DoD during that time. Recognized as a key DoD subject matter expert, Ms. Stokes was a prominent figure driving change and innovation for the DoD and federal security enterprise.
Ms. Stokes is the recipient of the Department of the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2020, the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2018; the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive in 2015; the Superior Civilian Service Award from Department of Army in 2008 and; an Exceptional Civilian Service Award from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics in 2001. She has received a variety of other performance awards throughout her federal career.
“We are thrilled to have Tricia on board,” said John Dillard, founder and CEO of ThreatSwitch. “Her expertise and groundbreaking work in how technology can transform security will be crucial as we help customers adopt ThreatSwitch as their security compliance workspace. Welcoming her to ThreatSwitch’s advisory committee is a massive win for us and for the customers we serve.”
“ThreatSwitch is transforming the way the FSO and security personnel work with its automated security compliance platform, allowing thousands of enterprise security teams to reduce the effort, cost and risk of compliance with security regulations like NISPOM, CUI, CFR, and NIST,” said Stokes. “I am thrilled to work with John and the team to help accelerate the company’s growth and advance its set of security compliance products.”