GallagherMs. Gallagher is acting as a Special Advisor to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) where she is working with various identity, personnel and information security related efforts. 

In previous positions, she was the lead for the Federal Identity Credential and Access Management (FICAM) program – the implementation of HSPD-12.  Her responsibilities included the coordination of the FICAM related activities for Federal Government Agencies.   She was also the Chair for the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Policy Authority.

She has been in the identity management area of Government since she began working with the Department of Defense Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program at its inception.  She was in DoD at the inception of the Common Access Card (CAC) and was one of the technical leads for that effort.  She was the chief architect for the FICAM segment architecture and the Implementation Guide before being selected to lead the FICAM activities.