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Press Release | Sept. 18, 2014

Plunkett Named to New Position

FORT MEADE, Md., September 17, 2014   –  

Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), announced the appointment of Mrs. Debora Plunkett to the newly created position of Senior Advisor for Equality at NSA/CSS.

Picture of Mrs. Debora Plunkett, new Senior Advisor for EqualityMrs. Debora Plunkett, new Senior Advisor for Equality

Admiral Rogers added, "The success of our mission today and tomorrow depends on our ability to recruit, develop, promote, reward, and retain a highly diverse and talented workforce, and provide opportunities for women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities at NSA/CSS that are equal to those of the overall population."

Admiral Rogers clearly articulated his expectations for Mrs. Plunkett stating, "At a minimum, I expect NSA/CSS to be the leader in diversity and equality best practices within the Intelligence Community," adding that taking deliberate and visible steps like this will increase the potential for greater diversity among NSA's technical and professional leaders in the future.

When Mrs. Plunkett assumes her new position on 19 October 2014, she will report to the Director and will focus on developing and overseeing changes that will ultimately result in NSA/CSS becoming a model for equality within the federal government.

Mrs. Plunkett most recently served as NSA's Director of Information Assurance where she led efforts to protect and defend United States national security systems.

For more information about Mrs. Plunkett, please email our public affairs office. More information about the National Security Agency is at