Mr. David P. Luber recently took over as Deputy Director of the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Directorate, which is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to U.S. National Security Systems and critical infrastructure. Prior to assuming this role, Dave served as the Executive Director (ExDIR) in the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The ExDIR position represents the highest-ranking civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber led an organization of over 12,000 personnel, to include a headquarters element, six large Service Cyber Components, 133 Cyber Mission Force Teams consisting of over 6,000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise defense forces. He drove global cyber operations to defend the DoD network, provides cyber options for combatant commanders, and defends U.S. critical infrastructure, while shaping a budget of nearly $700M, and elements of DoD budgets totaling in the billions.
During his 33-year career, Mr. Luber has held a number of technical and leadership positions (including an overseas tour) with emphasis in building high-performance teams, leading highly technical operations, providing warfighter support through leveraging Computer Network Operations, and applying advanced analytical techniques to solve complex problems. From 1987-1997, he provided creative solutions to automate NSA business processes. From 1997-2007, he focused his efforts on maximizing collaboration both technically and operationally throughout NSA and the broader Intelligence Community. From 2007–2015, he developed new tactics to enhance Computer Network Operations in support of NSA and completed a Joint Duty Assignment with the USD(I). From 2015-2018, he leveraged partnerships to produce integrated intelligence critical to warfare in support of national missions and priorities worldwide, led innovative cryptologic discovery, and was the focal point for ELINT analysis and tradecraft development as the Director of NSA/CSS Colorado.
Mr. Luber has received numerous awards including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal (2015), the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award (2012), the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2004, 2008), and the Knowlton Award (1999). He has also served on a variety of boards promoting technological advancement and human capital development.