Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer
National Security Agency (NSA)
Current Position: Mr. Gregory L. Smithberger is the Director, Technology Directorate (TD), and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Security Agency. In this role, he serves as the principal for all functions and authorities related to information technology and technology infrastructure across the Extended Enterprise.
Education: Mr. Smithberger graduated from Ohio State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In 1988, he attained a Master of Science in Mathematics from Ohio State University.
Professional Background: Mr. Smithberger has served in a variety of Agency and Community assignments as a DISES including his current position as the Director, Technology Directorate (TD) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Agency. Before this assignment, Mr. Smithberger was the Assistant Deputy Director of the Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID); served as Deputy Director for the Data Acquisition (DA) organization; was Chief of a Special Operations Group; took on an ODNI assignment as the Director of the Intelligence Collection Architecture (ICA); represented the Agency to the US Central Command; was an Issue Manager in SID; and served as the Deputy and Acting Office Chief for the Commercial Technologies, Data Acquisition organization.
Notable Awards: Mr. Smithberger has achieved many awards during his career, most notably the CIA’s Donovan Award in 2011; DNI’s National Intelligence Achievement Medal in 2008; the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award in 2006; Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2005; and the NSA’s Directorate of Operations Medal in 2001
Personal: Mr. Smithberger was born in Columbus, Ohio, and currently lives in Potomac, Maryland. He is married Kristin Smithberger and they have two daughters.