By Harrison Donnelly
Military Information Technology
Volume: 11 Issue: 2
Published: March 08, 2007
Interview with Daniel G. Wolf
Director, Information Assurance Directorate National Security Agency
Daniel G. Wolf is director of the Information Assurance (IA) 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. Through ongoing contact with NSAs customers, he ensures that
the IA 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.
Wolf has served in a variety of technical and analytic organizations
within NSA for the past 38 years. Prior to his appointment as IA
director, he was the Directorates 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 and worldwide military leaders.
A 1967 graduate of Case Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of
Science degree in electrical engineering, Wolf received a Master of
Science degree in electrical engineering (computer systems) from the
University of Maryland in 1978.
Wolf was interviewed by MIT Editor Harrison Donnelly.
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