Executive Vice President & General Manager, Security Best Practices
Curtis W. Dukes joined CIS as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Best Practices and Automation Group in January 2017. Prior, Mr. Dukes served as the deputy national manager for National Security Systems (NSS). On behalf of the Director of NSA, the deputy national manager is charged with securing systems that handle classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities. Mr. Dukes served in a variety of organizations within NSA and earned the Distinguished Executive, Meritorious Executive, and Exceptional Performance and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards. He completed an overseas assignment and an intelligence community assignment for the Department of Defense. In Germany, he had operational responsibilities for implementing Information Assurance activities across the European command. His last roles of responsibility at NSA were Deputy Director, then Director, of the Information Assurance Directorate. Mr. Dukes has a masters degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and is a 2004 graduate of the Intelligence Community Officer Training Program.