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Press Release | Sept. 29, 2005

National Security Agency Hires New Director of Research

LTG Keith B. Alexander, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), is pleased to welcome Dr. Frederick R. Chang to his senior leadership team. Dr. Chang will serve as the Director of Research and will lead research and technology development programs at NSA/CSS.

"I am elated to have Dr. Chang join the NSA/CSS leadership team as the Director of Research," said LTG Alexander. "A forward-thinking strategist, Dr. Chang brings to the table a wealth of experience in the technology and research arenas within the private sector. I'm confident that under Dr. Chang's innovative leadership, our R&D organization will raise the level of its research efforts and enhance our relationships with our partners in private industry."

Dr. Chang most recently served as Director, Center for Information Assurance and Security, and Research Professor, Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Chang holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He also completed the Program for Senior Executives at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Chang is a member of the National Security Agency Technology Panel, as well as a member of the Committee on Telecommunications Research and Development, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chang officially began his position with NSA/CSS on 19 September 2005.