Hanna-Ruiz worked for the Transportation Security Administration, the Homeland Security Department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Federal Transit Administration. She also had a detail with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee from 2009 to 2011.
In between her time in government, Hanna-Ruiz worked for Microsoft and CSC in cyber roles.
She replaces Valarie Burks, who left last August after spending almost five years at NASA. Rob Binkley, NASA’s has been acting CISO since Burks left.