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David E. Frederick, Jr.

Assistant Deputy Director for China, National Security Agency

Mr. David E. Frederick, Jr. serves as the National Security Agency’s first Assistant Deputy Director for China.  In this position, he sets and directs Agency-wide mission strategy for addressing the People’s Republic of China, prioritizes mission investments, and postures NSA to achieve greater near- and long-term mission outcomes.

Most recently, Mr. Frederick served as the Executive Director, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). In that position he assisted the Commander in leading the cyber mission force with a portfolio focused on strategic management initiatives, including innovation and academic partnerships. His intelligence career started in the United States Army as a signals intelligence (SIGINT) analyst and Korean linguist, before joining the NSA as a language analyst. Mr. Frederick has held a wide array of managerial, strategic planning, and technical positions, with multiple overseas assignments.  Among his key positions, Mr. Frederick led the Strategic Counter Cyber Operations Office, and represented NSA at the National Security Council on cyber policy matters. He co-led the design and establishment of NSA's Cybersecurity Directorate as the Deputy Chief.

Mr. Frederick is a two-time recipient of Presidential Rank Awards (Meritorious Executive); earned the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal as well as the NSA/CSS Meritorious Civilian Service Award; won Joint and Army military awards; and was honored by a key foreign partner with a National Security Service Medal.

Mr. Frederick completed the Defense Language Institute Korean Basic Course before graduating from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Honors)/Minor in Asian Studies. He received his Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Colorado State University. He attended the George Washington University Defense Policy Seminar and Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in National & International Security programs.