Eric Mill is a senior leader and technology expert in Washington, DC, creating better public services and smarter policy.
Eric is a 2019 TechCongress fellow, and will be working for a House or Senate office throughout 2019.
Eric was previously part of the U.S. General Services Administration and its 18F team, where he led the U.S. government's adoption of strong encryption (HTTPS) for all public federal web services. Eric also oversaw Login.gov, which offers secure, private authentication to millions of people accessing US public services.
Before that, Eric worked for the Sunlight Foundation, a civil society group dedicated to government transparency. At Sunlight, Eric created open data services that helped the public follow government activity, advised Congress on its open data strategy, and provided expert guidance to anti-corruption NGOs around the world.
Some of my work:
- Led the effort to require strong encryption (HTTPS) across US government web services, by authoring federal policy and partnering with web browsers to secure .gov domains.
- Created a public bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure policy for GSA's Technology Transformation Services and 18F — the first in a civilian US government agency.
- Helped accelerate the internet-wide removal of the insecure SHA-1 algorithm for certificate signing, through approachable writing and useful technical tools.
- Created isitchristmas.com, an inexplicably popular service for determining Christmas where millions of people interact with each other and manipulate Christmas lights.