Data Systems Analysts (DSA), a provider of enterprise-wide information technology solutions and security services to government and industry, announced today that Mr. Robert F. Lentz, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance (CI&IA), has been named to its Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB).
Mr. Lentz has over 26 years of experience with the National Security Agency (NSA) in the areas of financial management and technical program management. He has served as Chief of the Space and Networks IA Office, Chief Financial Officer of the NSA IA Directorate, Executive Assistant to the NSA SIGINT Collections and Operations Group and Field Chief of the Finksburg National Public Key Infrastructure OPS Center.
Mr. Lentz has also served as the Chief Information Assurance Officer (CIAO) for the Department of Defense (DoD). In this capacity, he managed the DOD’s IA Cyber Program, operating the world’s most robust Identity Management System, and was a member of the DoD CIO Executive Council.
“In today’s security-conscious environment, information assurance is more critical than ever. DSA has been providing our clients the ability to capture, store, manage and share information securely for many decades. Bob’s addition to our board adds further depth to an already distinguished group of advisors whose guidance assists us in remaining on the cutting edge of these capabilities,” stated Fran Pierce, DSA’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Lentz has received the NSA Resource Manager of the Year Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Award, 2006 “Top 20” Excellence.gov Award, the 2003 Presidential Rank Award and the 2004 “Federal 100” award. In 2004, Mr. Lentz also received the highest-level honorary award the Department can bestow on a civilian employee, the prestigious Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. In 2008, he was named Information Security government Executive of the year for the Middle Atlantic region, culminating in his award as the North American Executive of the year. In 2009, he was the recipient of the RSA award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices.
Mr. Lentz is a graduate of the National Senior Cryptologic Course, Federal Executive Institute, Harvard Business School in Strategy Planning, and the Resource Management Course at the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and Social Science from Saint Mary's College of Maryland and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
DSA’s Federal Advisory Board (FAB) provides the company with unique insights into the Civilian, Defense and Intelligence marketplaces. Its purpose is to assist DSA, an employee-owned company, in reviewing its strategic business plan, and to provide guidance on how DSA can continue to deliver innovative technology solutions in the public sector.
Other members of DSA’s Federal Advisory Board include David Borland, former Deputy to the Army’s Chief Information Officer (CIO/G6); Kevin Carroll, former US Army Program Executive Officer (PEO), Enterprise Information Systems; John Gilligan, Former CIO for the US Air Force and US Dept. of Energy; Michael J. Mestrovich, President and CEO, Unlimited New Dimensions, and President and Chairman of the Board of the Federation for Identity and Cross Credentialing Systems (FiXs); Charles A. Self, former Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Technology Service (FTS); and, William Shernit, former Intelsat General Corporation chief executive.
Focused, principled, and experienced, DSA (dsainc.com) has delivered advanced technology solutions to the highly secure and regulated Government and Defense Industry for 45 years. Our deep expertise in system/network engineering, information assurance, identity management, collaboration technologies, certification and accreditation procedures, and Federal regulations/guidelines, provides customers with a competent and trustworthy partner in a broad range of IT disciplines. DSA has operations in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, NY Metro and the Mid-West.