Richard Scalco

NIWC Senior Cyber Engineer & MOSAICS CyberSHIELD Technical Manager

Naval Information Warfare Center

Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Scalco serves as a Senior Cyber Engineer and the More Situational Awareness for Industrial Control Systems (MOSAICS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Technical Manager. In this role, Mr. Scalco is leading a National level technical team to develop solutions to secure our Nations Critical Infrastructure.  

Mr. Scalco graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering Baltimore, Maryland, in 1985 with a Masters of Science in Technical Management. He also holds an additional Masters degree awarded in 1999 from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft McNair, Washington D.C. with a major in National Resource Strategy and a minor in Information Strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Capital College, Laurel, Maryland 1982 and an Associate in Arts degree in Engineering Technology with Phi Beta Honors from Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland 1974. Mr. Scalco is a professionalized Cryptologic Engineer and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified Acquisition Level III. Mr. Scalco also attended the Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society Program, Charlottesville, VA and National Security Agency (NSA) Senior Development Program.  

Mr. Scalco served as the Deputy Chief of the National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) Engineering Office. The Engineering Office developed, evolved and managed information assurance engineering solutions required for an assured National Security information technology enterprise. Prior to this position he DOD’s Director of the Global Information Grid Information Assurance Portfolio Office (GIAP) where he oversaw the DOD’s Information Assurance budget of over $3 billion annually. In July 2001, Mr. Scalco was accepted into the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) and served until departing NSA in 2015. Mr. Scalco has over forty-two year’s government service including five years with the United States Census Bureau, Suitland, Maryland prior to coming to DoD. Mr. Scalco has served as a project engineer, program manager, branch chief, division chief, office chief and special assistant in multiple NSA/DOD directorates.