ProfileIn October, 2007, Dr. Maconachy assumed the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD. Dr. Maconachy is charged with sustaining and enhancing the academic quality of programs of study ranging from Business Administration through Engineering, Computer Science and Information Assurance. He also oversees the operations of Distance Learning Services, the Library, The Cyber Battle Lab, and the Space Operations Institute. He is the liaison officer for the university to the Middle States Association. Dr. Maconachy holds the rank of professor, and teaches graduate and undergraduate research courses in Information Assurance. Prior to Joining Capitol College Dr. Maconachy served at The National Security Agency, where he held several leadership positions. He was appointed by the Director of the NSA as the Deputy Senior Computer Science Authority where he built a development program for a new generation of Cryptologic Computer Scientists. Prior to this position, Dr. Maconachy served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program. Prior to joining the NSA, Dr. Maconachy worked for the Department of Navy. He developed and implemented INFOSEC training programs for users and system maintainers of sophisticated cryptographic equipment. He also served as the Officer In Charge of several INFOSEC-related operations for the Department of Navy, earning him the Dept. of Navy Distinguished Civilian Service medal. Dr. Maconachy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He has numerous publications and awards related to Information Assurance, and is the recipient of the prestigious National Cryptologic Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Maconachy is also the Co-Founder and current Chairman of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (WWW.CISSE.info), an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing Information Assurance Higher Education.