Curtis Dukes joined CIS as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Best Practices and Automation Group in January 2017. Prior to CIS, Dukes served as the Deputy National Manager (DNM) for National Security Systems (NSS). Dukes joined the National Security Agency in 1984 as a Computer Scientist. He served in a variety of roles within NSA, and earned the Distinguished Executive, Meritorious Executive, as well as Exceptional Performance and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards. He served as Deputy, then Chief of the Network Architecture and Applications Division, and Chief of the Systems and Network Attack Center. He served as Director NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center. His last roles at NSA were Deputy Director, then Director of the Information Assurance Directorate.