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Press Release | June 13, 2024

NSA Announces Kristina Walter as the new Chief of Cybersecurity Collaboration Center

FORT MEADE, Md. – Kristina Walter has been named Chief of the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center (CCC). Walter previously served as the lead for NSA’s Future Ready Workforce Initiative, which plays a critical role in ensuring that NSA is a premier workplace that combines a fulfilling mission, engaged leadership, and a positive, healthy, and supportive work environment.
Walter is returning to the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center after her integral role in helping to establish the center in its infancy. Her roles as the strategist for the CCC and chief of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) cybersecurity helped shape the standards and operations of NSA’s DIB Services and overall mission of the CCC.
“I am extremely excited to have a CCC alumni returning as our chief and look forward to her leadership as the CCC continues to capitalize on our industry partnerships across multiple different fronts,” says former Chief of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, Morgan Adamski.
With more than 15 years of experience, Walter has held various positions within the NSA. She led NSA’s program build activities to deliver a validated and justified Consolidated Cryptologic Program (CCP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP) budget to NSA’s overseers, served as the executive assistant to the Director of the Business Management & Integration (BM&I) Directorate, assisting senior leadership in planning, executing, and administering high-level tasks.
With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Walter looks to continue the work of the CCC with a passion for NSA’s overall mission and a commitment to continue working with partners across the community.
“Kristina’s role in the initial standup of the CCC makes her the perfect person to take on its leadership,” said General Timothy Haugh, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service. Gen Haugh further noted, “her recent work as the Director of NSA’s Future Ready Workforce Initiative illustrates her strong commitment to advancing an innovative NSA workforce, which will prove critical for advancing the future-focused mission of the CCC and its efforts to partner with industry, the DIB, and others. I look forward to working with her on this important collaborative endeavor to help safeguard the Nation against malicious cyber activity.”

NSA Media Relations