Deputy Director, Information Assurance, NSACurtis W. Dukes is currently the Deputy Director of NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD). The IAD is the focal point for cyber security, cryptography, and information systems security for all national security systems. . With 30 years at NSA, Mr. Dukes has served in a number of leadership and operational roles in both the Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance missions. Mr. Dukes was previously the Director of the NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center which addresses the strategic needs of the National Security community. Mr. Dukes received the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service for sustained superior accomplishment. He also received the Meritorious Civilian Service for distinguished and unselfish service.