Daniel Wolf is the Director of the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he has the responsibility for defining and implementing the Information Assurance strategy to protect the Global Information Grid (GIG) and all the associated programs. Daniel ensures, through ongoing contact with NSA's customers, that the Information Assurance programs of the NSA continue to evolve to meet the challenges of their current and future requirements for secure communications and networks, providing IA technical consulting services and high assurance products to the nation.
For the past 37 years, Daniel has served in a variety of technical and analytic organizations within NSA. Prior to his appointment as the Director, Information Assurance (IA), he was the Directorate's Deputy. Other NSA assignments include: Chief of the Technical Support Group (1994-1997), and Chief of an Analytic Support Group in the Operations Directorate (1997-2000). As leader for both organizations, he was responsible for providing time critical information to National leaders and to Military leaders worldwide. Daniel has received numerous awards for his many contributions to the Defense and Intelligence Communities, including the prestigious DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2000, the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in 1996 as well as 2001, the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive in 2003, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2003.
Daniel earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology in 1967, and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Maryland College Park in 1978. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University. For the last eleven years he has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Howard Community College, where he teaches classes in C, Advanced C, and JAVA programming.