Ann Z. Caracristi
|Ann Z. Caracristi|
|9th Deputy Director of the National Security Agency|
April 1, 1980 – July 30, 1982
|Preceded by||Robert E. Drake|
|Succeeded by||Robert E. Rich|
Ann Zeilinger Caracristi|
February 1, 1921
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
January 10, 2016 94) (aged|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Russell Sage College|
Federal Executive Institute
|Profession||Cryptanalyst, intelligence consultant and official|
Ann Zeilinger Caracristi (February 1, 1921 – January 10, 2016) was an American cryptanalyst, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, where she served at various positions over a 40-year career. She served as a member of the Secretary of Defense Joint Security Commission and President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. She became the first woman at NSA to be promoted to GS-18 rank, in 1975.
In 2002, her name was given to a Naval Intelligence Professionals' award. Caracristi died January 10, 2016, in Washington at the age of 94. She had dementia in her later years.
- 1980 - Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.
- Former Deputy Directors NSA website.
- Who's who of American women. Marquis Who's Who. 1973. ISBN 9780837904085. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- Orton, Kathy (2016-02-26). "Little red cottage is a cozy secret tucked away in Georgetown". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- Ann Caracristi Award Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. on the Naval Intelligence website
- Weil, Martin (2016-01-11). "Ann Caracristi, who excelled at code-breaking and management, dies at 94". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
- Ann Z. Caracristi short biography on the NSA website.
- Biographical Information on the Federation of American Scientists website.
Robert E. Drake
|Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
April 1980 – July 1982
| Succeeded by|
Robert E. Rich