John Massey

Deputy Assistant Director, Enterprise Security Operations & Critical Technology Protection, Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA)
2021 Joint NDIA/AIA Industrial Security Spring Webinar

Mr. Massey has served as the Deputy Assistant Director of Enterprise Security Operations at the Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) since January 2021. In this role, Mr. Massey manages the strategic development of new and emerging mission sets for DCSA Critical Technology Protection. Prior to this, Mr. Massey served as the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Technology Acceleration for the Department of the Air Force, Concepts, Management, and Development Office as part of a six-month joint-duty assignment. In that position, he developed two strategies for the organization focused on upskilling the organization’s workforce with respect to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and enabling the organization with a toolset to rapidly develop and acquire cutting-edge technologies. Mr. Massey completed this assignment upon graduation from the Air War College.

Mr. Massey previously served in a number of other roles at DCSA. As the Assistant Deputy Director of Operations, he led and managed Critical Technology Protection by setting priorities and providing guidance for field personnel. He also oversaw the DCSA Facility Clearance Branch and Operations Center and led the agency’s efforts to reduce risk to national security information. Mr. Massey also served as Field Office Chief for three years. In that role, he led a team of nine Industrial Security Representatives supporting over 700 cleared contractor facilities throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Prior to becoming Field Office Chief, he supported the DCSA Operations Analysis Group (OAG) at DCSA Headquarters. As part of his duties with the OAG, Mr. Massey facilitated, monitored, and addressed critical issues overlapping with multiple DCSA directorates which impacted operation of cleared facilities and cleared personnel under the purview of the National Industrial Security Program.  Prior to supporting the OAG, he joined DCSA as an Industrial Security Representative.

Mr. Massey also has previous experience as an Investigator with the Office of Personnel Management and Diplomatic Security Officer with the Department of State. Before entering civil service, he taught a variety of criminal justice courses at the college level. During his civilian career, he has supported the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Office of Personnel Management, and Department of State.  Mr. Massey is a member of the Defense Senior Leader Development Program and recent graduate of the Air War College, where he obtained a Master’s in Strategic Studies. He also has Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Radford University and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.  His areas of expertise include national security, industrial security, counterintelligence, personnel security, critical technology protection, artificial intelligence, and operations management.