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Gregory C. Wilshusen

Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Areas of Expertise:

  • Government-wide emerging cyber issues
  • Cyber critical infrastructure protection
  • Federal information security
  • Privacy of personally identifiable information

Gregory C. Wilshusen is a Director in GAO’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity team. He oversees information security issues and leads cybersecurity and privacy-related studies and audits of the federal government and national critical infrastructure.

Greg joined GAO in 1997. Prior to joining GAO, he served as the controller for the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, and held senior auditing positions at Irving Burton Associates, Inc. and the U.S. Army Audit Agency. He is a certified ethical hacker, certified information systems auditor, and licensed certified public accountant.

Greg earned a master’s degree in information management from George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (accounting) from the University of Missouri. He was a senior executive fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Implementation of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
FDA Information Security
The Security of Financial & Taxpayer Data at IRS
Use of Social Media by Federal Agencies