National Interest Security Company, (NISC), a top provider of innovative information technology, announced today that Dr. Les Dreiling, former technical advisor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS), has joined NISC as Chief Scientist of NISC Advanced Information Solutions.
With 29 years of experience behind him, Dreiling recently retired from the CIA. Through the years he gained knowledge in the design, development, and execution of innovative, scalable data processing, exploitation, and analysis solutions for the CIA. As a Senior Scientist he served as Technical Advisor to the NCS Associate Deputy Director for Technology, as Chief Scientist in the NCS/Information Operations Center, and as Chief of an R&D unit engaged in creative problem finding, shaping, and solving. Dreiling was the only staff officer twice-awarded the “CIA Scientist of the Year” (1992, 2002). He was also awarded with the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2006). He holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Maryland.
Dreiling’s main responsibilities will focus on advanced, next-generation media forensics, cybersecurity, and large-scale analytical visualization initiatives. He will be working with senior leadership at NISC to create and propagate a set of software development and software engineering best practices that are reflective of his many years of experience running successful projects at the CIA. Dreiling joins other distinguished leaders from the intelligence community at NISC, including General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA.