Mr. Ledgett has four decades of intelligence and cyber experience, including 29 years with the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as Deputy Director from January 2014 until his retirement in April 2017. He was the Agency’s chief operating officer, responsible for providing foreign intelligence and protecting the nation’s most important national security-related networks and information.
Mr. Ledgett led NSA’s Media Leaks Task Force, NSA’s 24/7 Cyber Threat Operations Center (NTOC), global language and analytic operations, global collection and cryptanalytic operations, and all NSA operations in the Pacific. Mr. Ledgett was the Intelligence Community’s first National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, serving as principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on all cyber matters. He was also the DNI’s Director for Collection, overseeing all of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s collection programs.
His civilian awards include the National Security Medal, the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards, the National Intelligence Distinguished and Superior Service Medals, the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the CJCS Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the NSA Exceptional and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, and the CIA Donovan Award.
Mr. Ledgett is a Director on the Boards of M&T Bank and Elbit Systems of America, a Senior Visiting Fellow at The MITRE Corporation, a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and serves on several corporate and startup advisory boards.