Speaker Information
Global Issues 2018


Chris Inglis


Chris Inglis

Prof. John (Chris) Inglis is a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA has responsibility for monitoring, collecting, and processing data for foreign intelligence and counter-intelligence purposes. Their specialty is signals intelligence and the protection of U.S. communications networks and information systems. The majority of their work is clandestine. Although it does not collect human-source intelligence, the NSA has been involved in public controversy because of the incidental collection and storage of U.S. citizens' data as part of its worldwide information responsibility.

Prof. Inglis graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976. His post-graduate education includes a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University (1977), M.S. in Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (1984), professional degree in Computer Science, George Washington University (1990). He is a Brigadier General in the Air National Guard, qualified as a command pilot. He served as visiting professor, computer science, at the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.