David Taylor

David Taylor

Performing the Duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (DUSD(I&S))

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Mr. David M. Taylor is Performing The Duties Of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (DUSD(I&S)). As the DUSD(I&S), Mr. Taylor is the deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (USD(I&S)), the Honorable Ronald S. Moultrie, who is the principal intelligence, counterintelligence and security advisor to the Secretary of Defense (SecDef), and the SecDef’s principal representative to the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Taylor previously served as the Director for Defense Intelligence (Intelligence & Security Programs & Resources) (DDI, ISPR) with the office of the OUSD(I&S). In this position, Mr. Taylor was the principal staff assistant to the USD(I&S) for all matters related to the oversight and governance of resources, programming and requirements for intelligence and security capabilities, overseeing a portfolio spanning all the services, SOCOM, and five defense agencies. Mr. Taylor joined OUSD(I&S) in 2010 and served at the Director of Battlespace Awareness and Security Programs for the DDI, ISPR. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Taylor worked as a Senior Technology Fellow at the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Company in Bethpage, NY. In this capacity, he worked on developing the next generation of Maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicles supporting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.

Mr. Taylor began his career in the United States Navy where he served as a Naval Flight Officer in the Electronic Reconnaissance community operating numerous variants of the Navy’s P-3 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Spanning a career of over thirty years, Mr. Taylor commanded at the squadron and wing levels in Misawa, Japan; Brunswick, ME; and Whidbey Island, WA. He also served aboard four Aircraft Carriers at increasing levels of leadership and responsibility prior to assuming his final duties in the Navy as the Chief of Staff, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN aboard the USS NIMTZ in San Diego, CA.

Mr. Taylor attended Michigan Technological University and was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1984. He received his Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval Command and Staff College in 1996.

He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Joan.

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