CURRENT POSITION
(U//FOUO) Mr. George "Dennis" Bartko is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service and is currently serving as US Cyber Command's Director, Capabilities Development Group (CDG), and Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CDG was created and stood up by Admiral Rogers in February 2016 as "a distinct and core element" of the Command and directed it to "coordinate, integrate, and prioritize cyberspace capability development efforts to rapidly deliver joint operational products through integrated project delivery, enabling full-spectrum cyberspace operations." The CDG took over the functions and personnel of USCBYERCOM's J3 Special Projects Team, J6, and J9, to include CIO responsibilities, striving to focus on delivering capabilities and services that advance the mission while organizing and operating as a single team. Mr. Bartko also serves as NSA's People with Disabilities Employee Resource Group's Senior Advocate for Section 508 Compliance.

EDUCATION
Mr. Bartko graduated from Drexel University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Drexel, he was a residential tutor in physics, calculus, and computer programming. In 1991, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science in Engineering as a participant in the Agency's "after hours" program. Mr. Bartko is a 2001 graduate of the Senior Leadership Development Program.

PRIOR POSITIONS
Mr. Bartko began his work at NSA as a cooperative education student in 1982 during his sophomore year of college, joining the Agency full-time upon graduation in 1985. He has served as a project engineer, program manager, and line manager in a number of technical organizations within NSA since that time. As an NSA Legislative Fellow, Mr. Bartko served as legislative assistant for then Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Mr. Bartko was also the leader of NSA's FY00-01 Congressional Budget Justification Book Editorial Board and the Agency's FY00-01 Budget Hearings Team. After performing a one-year tour at Bell Atlantic/Verizon Communications to learn business processes and practices, he returned to NSA to lead the development of the Agency's FY02-03 and FY04 Business Plans. Mr. Bartko then contributed to SID Transformation efforts as the leader of Operation SIGINT Task Force #1, and served as the Signals Intelligence Directorate's Senior Executive Account Manager for the United States Space Command and North American Air Defense Command. Mr. Bartko served as the Chief of the Office of Target Pursuit in Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services, where he also represented NSA on the National Media Exploitation Center/National Virtual Translation Center Board of Directors. He then served as the Deputy Chief of Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services and Turbulence Production Coordinator, and was the leader of the Director's Technical Architecture Governance Team. Most recently, Mr. Bartko served as the first Special Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force, where he represented NSA on the National Security Staff's Cyber Interagency Policy Committee as well as multiple other departmental, interagency and international forums. He served as Lead, Director's Charge Coordination and Integration and was responsible for coordinating and integrating the work of the teams established by the Director to explore 12 focus areas critical to the continued success of NSA/CSS. In this role he enabled the teams to be informed, not only by each other, but also by the NSA/CSS workforce.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Mr. Bartko is a member of several organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and NSA's African American & People With Disabilities Employee Resource Groups. His awards at NSA include Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Awards, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Director's Productivity Improvement Award, and 2015 Equality Award, as well as National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations.

PERSONAL: A native of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bartko's hobbies include music (drums & percussion), hockey, and model railroading. He and his wife Robin have three children.