Chief of Innovation
National Security Agency (NSA)
Kevin Keaton is the chief of the innovation office, which provides a place for NSA employees to apply their intellect and creativity to overcome current and future mission challenges. Keaton is a Defense Intelligence senior leader who began his federal career in the U.S. Army Signal Corps more than 30 years ago. His previous jobs included deputy of computer and information sciences research where he led the creation of innovative solutions such as MDR and HLT, and deputy of the SIGINT development organization (SSG) where he jointly led NSA's global SIGINT development and strategic activities, enabling discovery across the enterprise and advancing analytic and discovery tradecraft.