Julie Yates

NLS Information Security Officer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Years on the NLS team: 2007-present

Role: I oversee the IT staff who are responsible for protecting the NLS system from unauthorized access and who safeguard our sensitive information within the NLS computer network. With this staff I develop, test, and audit our IT security to follow NIST guidelines and all federal regulations.

What innovations have I helped introduce to the NLS

The NLS is now a fully certified and accredited information system in accordance with all government regulations and has maintained this status for the last 7 years across three revisions of NIST 800-53.

Why am I proud to be part of the NLS team

We take confidentiality very seriously, and I am proud to protect our respondents' personally identifiable information.