Mrs. Barbara A. Stance currently serves as the FAA's Chief Privacy Officer. In that role, Barbara is responsible for managing the FAA Privacy Program, including evaluating department-wide programs, systems, and technologies for privacy risks, providing mitigation strategies to reduce any privacy impact, privacy incident management and facilitating privacy training and awareness.
Barbara has over 30 years of combined experience in managing personnel, privacy and IT programs, as well as project management experience in managing IT and communications assets.
Prior to joining the FAA, Barbara was the Chief Privacy Officer at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), where she served in that capacity for 6 years. Barbara was instrumental in developing and maturing the privacy program and worked to sustain privacy protections and promote transparency of commission operations while achieving the SEC mission.
Prior her role as Chief Privacy Officer, Barbara also served as an Associate Director and Technical Advisor to the CIO at the SEC. As the Associate Director, Barbara managed the Privacy Office and 2 other branches, Filer Support and Filer Technical Support, dedicated to providing support for EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system. As a Technical Advisor to the CIO, Barbara was responsible for a wide range of technical and managerial activities associated with the provisioning of Internet based systems technologies and services, including technology assessment, customer requirement analysis, training initiatives and customer liaison and support.
Prior to joining the SEC, Barbara worked as a Program Manager/Systems Engineer for DynCorp Information and Enterprise Technology Unit providing program management and IT support for the Department of Treasury Communications System (TCS). There she was involved with emerging internet messaging & networking technologies.
Prior to joining DynCorp, Barbara proudly served in the U.S. Navy in the communications field for 20 years.
Barbara has a B.S. in Computer/Information Management Systems, B.S. in Human Resources Management and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and CIPP/G certified in addition to other certifications and awards.