David Luber

David Luber

Executive Director

United States Cyber Command

Mr. Luber is the Executive Director (ExDIR), United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The ExDIR position represents the highest-ranking-civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber leads 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 6000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise defense forces. He drives 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.

Mr. Luber graduated from the University of Maryland, University College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science. He earned a Master of Science in Network Security from Capitol College, Laurel, Maryland, in 2004.

During his 31 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 war fighter support through leveraging Computer Network Operations, and applying advanced analytical techniques to solve complex problems. From 1987-1997, provided creative solutions to automate NSA business processes. From 1997 to 2007, focused his efforts on maximizing collaboration both technically and operationally throughout NSA and the broader Intelligence Community. From 2007 – 2015, 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, leveraged partnerships to produce integrated intelligence critical to warfare in support of national missions and priorities world-wide, led innovative cryptologic discovery, and 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), 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.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Luber enjoys bicycling, hiking, photography, and spending time with his family.