Patrick K. Schneider serves as Deputy Chief of the Encryption Production & Solutions Group in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Fort Meade, Maryland where he co-leads a diverse team in the design, development and production of keys, codes, and cryptographic devices which protect of the nation’s most critical secrets.
Mr. Schneider graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He has completed several graduate-level classes in Leadership and Computer Science. He is a 2007 graduate of the Intelligence Community Officer Training Program.
Mr. Schneider has held many diverse positions at the NSA. He most recently served as the Chief of a Computer Network Operations Product Group, which focused on collecting information on our Nation’s highest priority adversaries. Prior to that position, he was Deputy Chief, of the Midpoint Collection Capabilities Development Office. He also has served as the Chief of NSA’s Cyber Security Operations On-net Pursuit Office, where he was responsible for operating NSA’s Cyber Red, Blue, Hunt and Communications Security teams. Mr. Schneider was a NSOC Senior Operations Officer (SOO) charged with leading the Global Cryptologic Enterprise. The NSOC/SOO is commonly referred to as “DIRNSA after Dark.” He has completed an overseas assignment in Germany, where he helped stand-up a new intelligence operations center. He has served in a hostile area deployment in Afghanistan. He led the NSA’s Cybersecurity Customer Relationships Division, which included leading a Directorates’ support through a Presidential Transition. Mr. Schneider was the Chief of the NSA Red Team, during which time the NSA Red Team was awarded the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) Information Assurance Award for significant accomplishments to the DoD.