Colorado Springs, CO – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) has appointed Kim Crider, Major General, USAF (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. General Crider is a recognized expert in aerospace, information technology, cybersecurity, data analytics, strategy, governance, and digital transformation. General Crider recently announced her retirement from the Air Force after a 35-year career in managing multi-billion-dollar global operations and technology programs.  

 “Disruptive cyber-attacks all too often remind us of the critical need for building trust, knowledge, & security throughout cyberspace, “said Harry D. Raduege, Jr., Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.), CEO of the NCC. “We are thrilled to welcome General Kim Crider with her extensive experience and key insights into cybersecurity to our board of directors to help NCC with our Nation-wide initiatives and programs.”

General Crider served as the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the United States Space Force at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. where she oversaw a $2.5B Space Science & Technology portfolio and directed a $750M digital services portfolio to advance the $15B global military space enterprise for 16,000 personnel. Prior to this position, Crider was the Air Force Chief Data Officer and led the implementation of the $100M enterprise-data management portfolio to assure availability of operational and business data to over 850,000 military, civilian and contract users across the Department of the Air Force $126B enterprise. 

General Crider is highly regarded for her strong executive leadership in building successful organizations that deliver competitive advantage and extraordinary results at scale. She is a proven change leader who drives growth strategies, creates public-private partnerships, inspires and guides large scale organizational transformation, builds consensus, gains the adoption of new ideas, and resolves complex enterprise challenges through technology innovation. In her military experience, Kim has served around the world, and has been a seminal leader in global space, air and cyberspace operations, coalition and allied command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and enterprise-wide IT, data and digital transformation. 

General Crider’s decades of cybersecurity, space operations, data management and leadership experience will bolster NCC’s mission to become a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity education, workforce development, and public policy. 

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at