Gary Wang serves as director of the intelligence systems and architectures directorate within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources.
Appointed to this post in January 2012, he holds executive oversight of intelligence programs in the armed services and defense agencies.
Wang was named to the Senior Executive Service in 2005 and held executive positions at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command prior to his current position.
His SES positions at SPAWAR included director of corporate operations and command information officer, national competency lead for science and technology, and director of the science, technology and engineering department at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific.
As science director, he coordinated the center’s scientific and technical programs, directed the formulation of technical alternatives to align with military requirements and led transition of technology into the naval fleet.
Between 1988 and 2004, he held several managerial positions at SPAWAR, including three years as program manager for ISR and information operations, where he led the development and acquisition of cryptologic, meteorological, operational effects and intelligence programs for the Navy.
Wang started his federal service career in 1983 as a project engineer at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, where he worked on the MK-48 Advanced Capability torpedo program.
He has also served as executive assistant for information technology in the program executive office for space communications and sensors, division director for technology transition, assistant program manager for combat direction finding, a test and evaluation director and software manager for signals intelligence programs.
Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and is a recipient of two Special Act Awards and three Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards.