Richard M. “Dickie” George is the senior advisor for cyber security at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. At the lab, he works on a number of projects sponsored by the U.S. government and provides oversight on additional efforts. He works with senior management at the lab on cyber strategy for protection of critical national systems. He is also the Applied Physics Lab’s representative to the I3P, a consortium of universities, national labs, and non-profit institutions dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States.
Prior to joining APL, he worked at the National Security Agency as a mathematician from 1970 until his retirement in 2011. While at NSA, he wrote more than 125 technical papers on cryptomathematical subjects, and served in a number of positions: analyst, and technical director at the division, office, group, and directorate level.
While at NSA, his work was recognized by the Cryptomath Institute as the most important mathematical contribution to the Agency’s mission in 1980, by two Presidential Rank awards, a Superior Technical Award, a Distinguished Senior Technical Achievement Award, and he was elected to Distinguished Member status into both the Kryptos (Cryptanalytic Society) and the CMI (Cryptomath Society).
He served as the Technical Director of the Information Assurance Directorate for eight years until his retirement.