Steven Shirley

Executive Director, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
U.S. Air Force
Steven D. Shirley is Executive Director, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), Linthicum, Maryland. Operating under Secretary of the Air Force executive agency, DC3 functions as a designated national cyber center and as a DoD Center of Excellence for digital and multimedia forensics. Mr Shirley directs a business and technology support directorate and five functional directorates to deliver capabilities DoD-wide. These include developing and delivering digital forensic lab services and technical solutions to DoD law enforcement and counterintelligence (LE/CI) organizations, training LE/CI cyber specialists, Enterprise and Cyber Mission Forces; and performing sharply focused technical analyses for DoD LE/CI cyber operations. As the operational focal point for the voluntary Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS) Program, DC3 delivers actionable threat products and analyses for DIB CS participants. DC3 is also the single DoD repository to receive and analyze mandatory cyber incident reporting from 100K DIB companies incident to statute or DoD policy; and notify Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies, as well as de-conflicting response activities with DoD and federal mission partners. As an Air Force officer he commanded LE/CI investigative operations at every Air Force level and served on the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff where he developed positions to protect DOD sensitive programs during arms control treaty inspections. In 2004, Mr. Shirley retired from the Air Force as a colonel and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Vice Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations. In September 2015, Mr Shirley was recognized by the University of Maryland, University College board of cyber advisors with the 3rd biennial, UMUC Cybersecurity Leadership Award.