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John C. Davis


Mr. John C. Davis, SCES, is the Director of the National Computer Security Center at the National Security Agency. On the Commission, he lead the Information and Communications Sector Team and the R&D Team.

Mr. Davis brought to the Commission a wealth of experience in the field of information and communications technology. Prior to his current position at the NCSC, Mr. Davis was the Deputy Chief of the INFOSEC Operations and Technical Support Group from January to September 1994. He was the Deputy Chief of the Research and Technology Group from September 1992 to January 1994. The Group was responsible for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Technology, Information Security (INFOSEC) Technology, and Microelectronic Production and Research. He was the Chief of the Microelectronics Office from June 1990 to September 1992 and the Deputy Chief from December 1987 to June 1990. He was responsible for design, fabrication, packaging, testing and research of Agency microelectronics. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Davis was Chief of the Office of Computer and Processing Technology in the Research and Engineering Organization. He was responsible for research on microelectronics, computer architecture, supercomputers, artificial intelligence, computer security, advanced processing techniques, and optical and magnetic data storage.

Mr. Davis was recently approved as the NSA representative to the National Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board. Mr. Davis serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Systems Security (SISS) of the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC); is Co-Chairman of the National Information Systems Security Conference; and is a member of the IEEE Mass Storage Executive Committee. He is a member of the National Information Infrastructure IITF TPWG and a member of the DoD Advisory Group on Electron Devices (AGED).

Mr. Davis previously was a member of the National Archives Advisory Committee; member of the National Research Council Committee on Preservation of the U.S. Historical Records; member of the DoD Millimeter Microwave Integrated Circuit (MIMIC) Executive Committee. He is the former chairman of the Microelectronics Design System Working Group and the former chairman of the NSA Magnetic Recording Committee.

Mr. Davis has been a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mass Storage since its first workshop in May 1974 in Washington, D.C. He recently conducted a workshop on Data Warehouse Information Security in conjunction with the National Information Systems Security Conference (1996). Mr. Davis is NSA's Senior Executive Account Manager for Information Security for the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC).

Mr. Davis graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1961 with a B.S. in Physics and received his M.S. in Solid State Physics in 1962. He completed an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1972. He went from graduate school at Penn State to Bell Telephone Labs. Shortly thereafter he served two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps at NSA. In 1965 he joined NSA as a civilian.

Mr. Davis received the rank of Meritorious Executive in September 1992, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in June 1991.

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