Technical Director, NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC)Ryan Agee is the Technical Director for the National Security Agency (NSA) Threat Operations Center (NTOC). NTOC is responsible for conducting 24/7 Cryptologic activities to discover, characterize and proactively counter foreign cyberthreats against systems and networks critical to U.S. national security. Agee has held various technical development positions including hardware, software and systems design. He has served as a Technical Director within various organizations across NSA, mostly within the cyber-arena. He is also active with the academic community as the NSA liaison to Carnegie Mellon University. Agee graduated from the University of Maryland in 1988 with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and he received an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1991.