Arthur Friedman

Identity Strategist
Defense Information Systems Agency


Art Friedman is a National Security Agency employee detailed to DISA providing strategic guidance to their Cyber Development Directorate. He is responsible for advising DISA and DoD CIO leadership to develop Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) enterprise capabilities for the Department of Defense. Additionally, he co-chairs the Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS) ICAM Working Group providing policy guidance for the Intelligence Community, DoD, and civilian agencies responsible for protecting National Security Systems.
Prior to this role at NSA he managed the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP) for the National Security Council. He has held various technical and managerial positions at NSA supporting the Nuclear Command and Control mission, the development of cyber tools and capabilities, and policy for Biometrics and Identity Management while assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Friedman retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Colonel. Prior to retiring from the Reserves in 2009, he held positions with the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare and the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations, USSTRATCOM.
He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a member of the (ISC)² Board of Directors, and an adjunct faculty member at Towson University.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Hofstra University, a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.


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