President Biden announced today that he will nominate Milancy Harris for Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security & Intelligence.
Harris is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to taking this role, she served on the Intelligence Community Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition. Harris joined the Intelligence Community in 2004 as an Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Harris previously served in a variety of analytic and staff roles at the National Counterterrorism Center and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence until 2019. She also served as a Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff from 2015-2017. Outside of government, her work focused on technology governance issues and content moderation.
Originally from Wisconsin, Harris holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree from The George Washington University.