2019 Government Leadership of the Year
Lynne Clark is Chief of the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Program Office.
Prior to this assignment, Ms. Clark was Deputy Chief of Workforce Resources, Education and Development for NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD). This included responsibility for IAD’s hiring and intern programs, education and professional development for IAD personnel.
From 1993 to 2012, Ms. Clark was assigned to the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff, where she had responsibility for Operations Security (OPSEC) Training and Program Development consultation to all Federal Departments and Agencies with a national security mission. During her tenure at the IOSS, she participated in several inter-agency working groups, most notably as Chair of the National Security Policy Board’s OPSEC and Risk Management Working Group.
Prior to her tenure at the IOSS, Lynne was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force with worldwide assignments in airspace management, radar operations and risk management; she retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1999.
Ms. Clark’s academic credentials include a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute, and a B.A. in Community Development from Baldwin-Wallace College.