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Wendy Noble Named Deputy Director of National Security Agency

Wendy Noble

Deputy Director

National Security Agency

Wendy Noble Named Deputy Director of National Security Agency

President Joe Biden has approved Wendy Noble as the deputy director of the National Security Agency.

According to a press release, Noble will act as the organization’s chief operating officer and lead strategy execution and policy implementation. She is expected to support national security rulemaking and advance the NSA’s role as an integrated mission partner.

Noble will succeed George Barnes, who is retiring at the end of September.

U.S. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the NSA and Central Security Service and a 2023 Wash100 winner, noted that Noble has been recognized for her mission commitment and contributions. She is the recipient of a Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, a National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and an NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

Noble most recently worked on foreign partnerships for the Department of Defense.

She previously served as the NSA’s executive director from 2019 to 2022. Noble oversaw operational strategies and policies while representing the organization externally and internally, NSA said.

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