Eric Mill

Modernizing federal cybersecurity and technology. Experienced leader, engineer, and speaker.

U.S. General Services Administration— May 2014 - Present

I've worked for GSA as a Software Engineer for 18F (May 2014 - Aug 2016), a Senior Advisor for GSA's Technology Transformation Services (Aug 2016 - Present), and Authorizing Official (March 2017 - Present). As part of TTS' senior management team, I help oversee our organization's information security posture, determine significant aspects of our technology strategy, and lead our work shaping agency- and government-wide technology and cybersecurity policy.

  • Authorizing Official for Login.gov, an identity service serving over 4 million users. Responsible for overseeing the program's security posture, coordinating with GSA CISO on risk assessments, and ultimately determining acceptable risk to the agency and granting an "authority to operate".
  • Lead role overseeing government-wide deployment of strong encryption across federal web services (HTTPS), in coordination with OMB and DHS. Provide expert assistance and public guidance to agencies on deploying encryption. Led the development of Pulse, a public monitoring system and dashboard for HTTPS deployment.
  • Lead the design and development of a cloud-based scanning system for rapid and high-scale measurement of the federal government's internet-facing services. Used by the Department of Homeland Security, GSA, and other agencies to improve information security across the government.

Sunlight Foundation— February 2009 - May 2014

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to increasing government transparency through technology. I was a core Software Engineer on Sunlight's technology team, and a program officer on its international team.

  • Led development on public and internal software projects.
  • Grew Sunlight's public ecology and community of opem government tools and data.
  • Represented Sunlight on related policy issues.
  • Advised governments and NGOs in the US and internationally.
  • Created and architected Scout, a free search engine and email/SMS alert notification system for government activity that served thousands of users.
  • Created and architected the Sunlight Congress API, a free service that provided live data feeds of Congress' work to thousands of users and applications.

Prior Roles and Education

  • Self-employed — Nov 2008 - Feb 2009 — Freelance consultant performing software development.
  • Blue State Digital — Aug 2008 - Nov 2008 — Software Engineer at a technology consultancy for campaigns.
  • thoughtbot, inc. — Aug 2006 - Aug 2008 — Software Engineer at a Ruby-based technology consultancy.
  • Tenebril, inc. — Aug 2005 - Aug 2006 — Junior Researcher at a (now defunct) anti-spyware company.
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute — graduated May 2005 — Bachelor's in Computer Science.