Dr. Rita Doerr  

Dr. Rita (nee McCardell) Doerr has been employed by the National Security Agency for nearly 28 years. During that time, she has held numerous positions within both the Signals Intelligence and Research Directorates. Dr. Doerr was a Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Machine Translation where she was completing research towards her PhD. She has also served on an Overseas assignment in Europe for five years.

Initially hired as a Cryptologic Mathematician, Dr. Doerr is currently assigned to the Technology Directorate as a Computer Science Researcher. She holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Notre Dame University of Maryland (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland). Her advanced degrees are both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC): Masters in Applied Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science.

Dr. Doerr is currently on a Joint Duty Assignment (JDA) at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) teaching the required freshman ("plebe") course Introduction to Cyber Security, Technical Foundations.

A native Baltimorean and sports enthusiast, Dr. Doerr resides in Crownsville, Maryland with her husband, Tom, and two (very active!) daughters Jackie and Steffi

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