Thresa B. Lang, Ph.D.
Director, SPAWAR Washington Operations
Deputy Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy)
Senior Information Security Officer
Department of the Navy
Dr. Lang serves as the Director of the Navy Cybersecurity Division (N2/N6F4) for the Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (DCNO N2/N6). As N2/N6F4, she
manages analytic, technical, and assessment efforts driving continued cybersecurity
improvement across the Navy. She also serves as the Director, Washington Operations, for the
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) providing executive presence in the
National Capital Region for programmatic issues, strategic planning, and Cyber requirement
development and implementation.
Dr. Lang entered the Senior Executive Service in December, 2016. Prior to her appointment, she
served in various leadership positions for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.
Dr. Lang stood up the Requirements Branch for OPNAV N2N6F42. She also served as the Task
Unit Lead for Cybersecurity/Assessment & Authorization and as the Chief Information Security
Officer for the Naval Enterprise Networks Program Office.
In addition to her government experience, Dr. Lang has leadership experience in the private
sector. At Dell Inc., she filled positions including the Dell Corporate Security Strategist and
Technical Director, Business Assurance and Strategic Initiatives. As the Director of Federal
Security, she developed a full-service program supporting over 600 cleared employees producing
over $3B in annual revenue. Dr. Lang also conceptualized the Dell Supply Chain Integrity
process and worked with U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit developing the Supply Chain Integrity
and Security Guide. This work resulted in her briefing supply chain integrity on behalf of the
U.S. Department of State at a sponsored forum in Gaborone, Botswana in 2012.
Dr. Lang ran her own consulting business providing Special Security instruction and services to
Intelligence Community agencies and their supporting contractor organizations. In this capacity,
she served as the Lead Technical Instructor for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Special Security Center. This work was complemented by her support of multinational contractor
organizations in the areas of Operations Security and International Trade in Arms requirements.
Dr. Lang's education includes a Master of Science, Management Information Systems, and a
doctorate degree in Information Systems and Information Assurance Policy. She also has a 4th
Degree in French from L’Institute de Touraine. Dr. Lang’s numerous certifications include a
Certification Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certification Information Systems
Manager (CISM), Certification Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certification
Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Systems Analyst Certificate.