Mr. Lentz is the Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance (I&IA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer.  In his role he oversaw the Defense-wide IA Program, which planned, monitored, coordinated and integrated IA activities across DoD.  Mr. Lentz has over 26 years of experience with the National Security Agency (NSA) in the areas of financial management and technical program management.  He has received the highest-level honorary award the Department can bestow on a civilian employee, the prestigious Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.