Robert Lentz is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer. Lentz is the Chief Information Assurance Officer for the Department of Defense. Additionally, Lentz is the Chairman of the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council, Manager of the DOD IA Steering Council, a member of the Presidential Sub-Committee on National Security Systems, and the IA Domain Owner of the Global Information Grid Enterprise Information Management Mission Area.
Previously, Lentz has served as Chief of the Space and Networks IA Officer, 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/Key Management Infrastructure Operations Center. He has over 26 years with the NSA and has worked in areas of financial management as well as technical program management.
Lentz graduated Saint Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in History and Political Science. He then continued his education at the National War College and received as Masters Degree in National Security Strategy. Lentz is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School.In his time at NSA, Lentz has earned the NSA Resource Manager of the Year Award, the 2006 “Top 20″ Excellence.gov Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Award, the 2003 Presidential Rank Award, the 2004 “Federal 100″ award, and the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.