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Anita M Singh appointed as Chief of Staff of NSD in US Justice Department

Oct 22, 2014 13:30 IST

Indian-American Anita M Singh on 21 October 2014 was appointed as Chief of Staff and Counselor in the National Security Division (NSD) of the US Justice Department.

Her appointment is part of the restructuring of the NSD. Her appointment was announced by John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

Singh will focus on strategic management issues including the design of structural changes to support work in emerging threat areas. Singh served as NSD's Acting Chief of Staff for nearly one and a half years. Earlier, she worked on cyber-related issues.

The restructuring is designed to put additional focus on the protection of national assets from the threat of state-sponsored economic espionage and proliferation.

About Anita Singh

Anita Singh joined NSD as a Deputy Chief of Staff in 2011 after serving as Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform at the White House on the National Security Council staff.  

She began her legal career through the Department of Justice's Honors Program serving in the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, and later as a Counsel, focused on cyber security, to several Assistant Attorneys General.

Prior to entering government service, Singh was a management strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

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