About the Bloggers

Dr. Patrick Viscuso has over twenty-five years of experience working at all levels of government security, oversight, and policy organizations.  In October of 2005, Dr. Viscuso joined the staff of the ISOO and currently serves as the Associate Director, CUI.  As Associate Director, Dr. Viscuso manages all aspects of the CUI Program’s implementation.  Among his recent accomplishments, he is listed as the second author of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 that sets the cyber-security standards for protecting CUI among non-Federal stakeholders.

Devin Casey:  With more than 10 years combined service I bring military, intelligence, and civilian agency experience to the implementation and guidance of CUI programs. With a strong focus on effective policy and smart oversight I am here to help agencies spend security dollars more efficiently.
Favorite Teams: Patriots / Syracuse
Favorite Book: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Most Read Book: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Interests: Computers, video games, tabletop games, home automation, Government policy & oversight
If I could pass one law: Double spaces after periods would be a crime punishable by replacing the individual’s computer with a typewriter.

Dawn Fairchild is a Program Analyst for the Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives and Records Administration, where she supports the CUI website and online Registry. Before joining ISOO in 2010, she worked for more than 25 years in information technology and systems analysis/design for both public and private sector organizations.

 

Mark Riddle is a Senior Program Analyst for the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) at the National Archives and Records Administration. He serves as Lead for implementation and oversight activities for the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program. He co-authored the National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations (June 2015). This publication recommends standards for protecting CUI in nonfederal electronic environments that may be prescribed in agreements between Federal and non-Federal partners. Mr. Riddle consults with executive branch departments and agencies, and with industry and other non-Federal organizations on the structure and implementation of the CUI program, and its impact on the protection of sensitive information within these entities.

photo for social media profileKimberly Keravuori manages NARA’s regulatory and external policy program and is also ISOO’s lead for CUI policy.  Although she drafts and oversees drafting of regulations (among other tasks), she’s never entirely sure that anyone reads them … or, she wasn’t, until a FOIA reg she substantially drafted was selected as the best in the Government.  At least one person read it.  An attorney with more than 20 years of Government experience in a wide range of Federal legal fields (including extensive background in fiscal/contract, employment, FOIA/Privacy, international, and constitutional law), Kimberly began her Government work as a translator at the age of 14. Her first translation task was the song “Ententanz” (duck dance), on-stage.  Yes, she was also required to flap her arms. Scarred for life at 14.  Is it any wonder she ended up as an attorney? Between the two, she enjoyed a career in public affairs, as a journalist, graphic designer, and editor, served in the Air Force during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, earned graduate degrees, and raised a child/young adult/small dragon that she is now in the midst of fledging. Formerly on active duty in the US Army, she remains an active JAG officer in the Army Reserves, is a certified mediator, and is a consulting attorney with the Defense Media Activity (Stars & Stripes). Kimberly has lived much of her life overseas and is still conducting tests to answer the time-space conundrum: return to favorite places or explore new ones?

Robert Fahs, Ph.D., CA:  With a background in archival research and lecturing on modern international history, Robert Fahs brings to ISOO a concern for the sharing and protection of information between executive branch agencies and their non-Federal partners through the implementation and oversight of the CUI Program.  He has studied interagency processes in historical and comparative government contexts in Europe and Asia, and published on the early advancement of American counterinsurgency practices in Southeast Asia.  Prior to joining NARA in 2008, he taught university courses on American military bases in Japan and the Republic of Korea, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Kazakhstan.

Bryan M. Oklin, Attorney Advisor:  Bryan Oklin joined the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) in 2009 and has served as its Attorney Advisor since 2012. In that role he serves as chief legal advisor for the office’s implementation of three Executive Orders: Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information, Executive Order 12829 as amended, National Industrial Security Program, and Executive Order 13556, Controlled Unclassified Information. His work with the Controlled Unclassified Information program has included policy development and legal research, including statutory, regulatory, and policy interpretation in determining the information that qualifies to be CUI and the establishment of the CUI Registry.
Prior to his arrival at ISOO, Mr. Oklin served as a contractor with the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch and as a legal assistant for the law firm of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Mr. Oklin is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2008), with a concentration in International and Comparative Law, and The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College (2005). He has been admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia (2014) and Maryland (2008).