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Kyo M. Dolan,
Chief of Staff

Kyo Marie Dolan has served in the Federal Government for 24 years, including 22 years in the U.S. Secret Service. She is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and in 2024 she assumed the role of the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Secret Service. In this capacity she leads operations in support of the Director, Deputy Director, and Chief Operating Officer in addition to serving as a senior representative to other federal law enforcement agencies. 

In addition to serving as a trusted advisor to Secret Service senior leadership, Mrs. Dolan helps shape and execute the organization’s strategic vision. She is the central bridge between senior executives and the workforce, promoting effective communication between different directorates and offices. Her technical and operational expertise coupled with her strategic mindset directly contribute to efficient operations and effective decision making throughout the agency. 

Prior to her selection as the Chief of Staff, Mrs. Dolan served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Field Office, where she was responsible for directing all mission related investigations, protective operations, and protective intelligence throughout the State of Virginia supporting 84 of the 95 counties. During her tenure in the Secret Service, she has directed surge force collaboration missions with the Intelligence Community and Federal partners in direct support of major cyber protective operations for Presidential and Vice-Presidential visits, as well as National Special Security Events (NSSEs). Most recently, she supported the planning for the 2024 Presidential Debate taking place at Virginia State University. This is the first Presidential Debate ever held at a Historically Black College or University. 

In her previous role as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of Cyber Operations with the Criminal Investigative Division at Secret Service HQ, she oversaw all cyber protective and cyber investigative operations. Prior to that, she applied her extensive computer forensic, networking, and cyber investigative experience to serve on the 3-person team that developed the Secret Service’s inaugural cyber protection program to safeguard the President and other Secret Service protectees – Critical Systems Protection (CSP). While leading this program, she supported 1,000 Presidential and Vice Presidential protective visits domestically and globally. The CSP Program has been emulated world-wide and is still deemed as the leader in cyber protection programs. 

Leveraging her cybersecurity expertise, Mrs. Dolan was selected for a joint duty assignment as the Senior Cyber Advisor to the National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) National Intelligence Council. In this capacity, she authored and published classified intelligence assessments pertaining to cyber threats to national security and provided classified threat briefings to Cabinet-level officials and the National Security Council. She also served on the DHS Presidential Executive Order Task Force as the Secret Service’s senior cyber executive where she provided oversight and ensured adherence to the requirements set forth in the Cyber Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Network and Critical Infrastructure.” 

Mrs. Dolan earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica University. Additionally, Mrs. Dolan completed a Graduate certificate from the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University.