Marie O'Neill “Neill” Sciarrone is the Senior Director for Strategy and Planning at BAE Systems, Inc. Neill develops and evaluates corporate strategy, business plans, and initiatives to promote growth (organic and through mergers & acquisitions) for the US business of BAE Systems.
Previously, Neill held various positions at BAE Systems, including Senior Director for Strategy and Planning for the Intelligence & Security business unit; Director of Business Development for Cybersecurity and Information Sharing; and Director of Cyber and Information Sharing for Detica, a technology consultancy that was acquired by BAE Systems in 2008.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Neill was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Policy. Neill coordinated the Administration’s activities on critical homeland and national security issues, and she was the principal author of seminal US Government cybersecurity and information sharing policies.
Neill has served as the Director of Protection and Information Sharing Policy and the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy on the Homeland Security Council, the Director of Legislative Affairs for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security, and as the Director of Public Affairs in the Department of Commerce. Before joining the Federal Government, Neill was a policy and public affairs advisor for Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, and Stevens Reed Curcio & Company, a media consultancy.
Neill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and women's studies from the University of Virginia.