Barnes is the former deputy director, National Security Agency (NSA) where he was responsible for guiding and directing operations, studies, and policy.
Prior to his appointment, Barnes served as director of the NSA’s Workforce Support Activities Directorate where he was responsible for ensuring the effective operation and integration of enterprise-wide human capital management, education & training, security & counterintelligence, and installations & logistics.
Barnes is a certified cryptologic engineer with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. His professional recognitions include the prestigious National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, a Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and Distinguished & Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Awards.
former deputy director,
National Security Agency (NSA)