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|15th Deputy Director of the National Security Agency|
|Preceded by||William P. Crowell|
|Succeeded by||William B. Black, Jr.|
|Born||1941/1942 (age 74–75)
Clinton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Profession||linguist, intelligence official|
|Awards||National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal|
McNamara joined the NSA in 1963 as a Chinese linguist. She rose through a number of analytic, operational, and managerial positions before leaving the Operational Directorate in 1983. McNamara became the first woman to be named Deputy Director of Operations in 1994. In 1997 she became the second woman to be named the agency's deputy director. In June 2000, she received the US Intelligence Community's highest award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. At the time she was one of the highest ranked women in the United States intelligence community. She served as the NSA's Senior U.S. Liaison Officer in London, England shortly before her retirement in 2003.
Currently, she is a board member of Signalscape and Intec Billing.
William P. Crowell
|Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
October 1997 – June 2000
William B. Black, Jr.
- "Body of Secrets". google.ca.
- "2000 Press Release - NSA's Deputy Director Receives Top Intelligence Community Medal - NSA/CSS". nsa.gov.
- "Barbara Mcnamara Nsa – NSA 2nd-in-command is transferred to London". Baltimore Sun.
- CACI International on 10/13/2006
- "Women in Cryptologic History – Barbara McNamara – NSA/CSS". nsa.gov.
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