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Press Release | July 17, 2002

National Security Agency Hires New Associate Director for Research

Following an extensive selection review process of highly qualified individuals, Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric C. Haseltine to his senior leadership team. Dr. Haseltine will serve as the Associate Director for Research and will lead research and technology development programs at NSA/CSS, focusing on supporting the Agency's two missions of collecting foreign signals intelligence and protecting U.S. national security-related information systems through information assurance.

Dr. Haseltine brings more than 23 years of private-industry experience to NSA/CSS, most recently serving as the Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering in California. Prior to over 10 years at Walt Disney Engineering working in various research and development senior leadership positions, Dr. Haseltine was employed by Hughes Aircraft as their Director of Engineering.

"I am thrilled with the addition of Dr. Haseltine to NSA/CSS's leadership team and I'm confident that NSA/CSS will benefit greatly from Eric's broad range of industry exposure and his ability to think strategically to evaluate customer needs and formulate technology-based solutions," Lt Gen Hayden said. "He is the right leader to drive our R&D area to heightened technological superiority for national security."

Dr. Haseltine holds a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from University of California. He officially begins his position with NSA/CSS on 5 August 2002.