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Cherilyn Pascoe (Fed)

Senior Technology Policy Advisor

Cherilyn Pascoe is Senior Technology Policy Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce. She advises NIST leadership on technology policy and strategy, including cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence. She also leads the NIST Cybersecurity Framework program and is active in the NIST AI Risk Management Framework development. Prior to joining NIST, she served more than a decade in staff leadership roles on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation working for former Senator Hutchison (R-TX), Senator Thune (R-SD), and current Ranking Member Wicker (R-MS). Most recently, she served as Deputy Policy Director managing the Committee’s Space and Science Subcommittee, which has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over science, technology, standards, and civil space policy. During her time on the Hill, she led efforts to develop and advance several notable pieces of legislation, including the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, the AV Start Act, as well as three surface transportation reauthorization laws and ten cybersecurity laws. Pascoe received her M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University and her B.S. Chem. with Highest Honors in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

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Created September 1, 2021, Updated July 11, 2022