Nov. 6, 2018: Mike Butler has retired as a Manager at the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) at the U.S. Department of Defense. Butler worked at DMDC for the past eight years, and he has been a leader in the federal identity management community for the last eighteen years. Butler retired to work in the private sector. Butler now is a director with Dignari, LLC, where he is scheduled to lead the emerging technology team to create new and innovative capabilities for clients. Dignari is a woman-owned small business working for national security and defense agencies by providing biometrics, identity management, emerging technologies and data analytics services and technologies. Butler worked for fifteen years at the U.S. Navy before he retired in 1995. He joined the Defense Department as a civilian, helping to create the Defense Access Card Office. He also worked at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to start the implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), worked on a seven month detail at the White House Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government Office, and spent just more than a year at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on smartgrid cybersecurity before going back to DMDC. GSA is an independent federal government agency, and NIST is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.