Mr. Schneider most recently served as the federal chief information security officer (CISO) for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and on the White House National Security Council as senior director for cybersecurity policy. He was responsible for enhancing the overall defensive cybersecurity posture of federal and critical infrastructure systems, leveraging the expertise of the U.S. intelligence community to identify and mitigate threats to federal cybersecurity, and leading effective and efficient responses to federal incidents. He also served as the first chair of the interagency Federal Acquisition Security Council, establishing criteria, processes, and procedures to be used to evaluate the risk of products and services to the federal government.
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Schneider said, "Venable presented the rare opportunity to work with some of the nation's leading minds in shaping the future of cybersecurity from within the private sector. I have spent my nearly 28 years of government service implementing innovative programs and policies on a national scale and am eager to stretch these muscles in new ways to advance the cybersecurity goals of the firm's clients."