Nielsen served during the George W. Bush administration as special assistant to the president and as senior director for prevention, preparedness and response at the White House Homeland Security Council. She also set-up and led as Administrator of Transportation Security Administration's Office of Legislative Policy and Government Affairs.
Before serving in the Trump administration, she was a senior member of the Resilience Task Force of the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security committee at George Washington University and served on the Global Risks Report Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum.
Nielsen is the founder and former President of Sunesis Consulting. Sunesis was awarded numerous government contracts under President Obama's administration.
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