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Ann Z. Caracristi
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Deputy Director of the NSA
In office
1 April 1980 – 30 July 1982
Preceded by Robert E. Drake
Succeeded by Robert E. Rich
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Born
Ann Zeilinger Caracristi

(1921-02-01)February 1, 1921
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Died January 10, 2016(2016-01-10) (aged 94)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater Russell Sage College, Federal Executive Institute
Profession cryptanalyst, intelligence consultant and official

Ann Zeilinger Caracristi (February 1, 1921 – January 10, 2016) was an American cryptanalyst. She was the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, where she served at many positions over a 40-year career. She served as a member of the Secretary of Defense Joint Security Commission and President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. She became the first woman at NSA to be promoted to GS-18 rank, in 1975. She was born in Bronxville, New York.

In 2002, her name was given to a Naval Intelligence Professionals' award. Caracristi died January 10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. from complications of dementia at the age of 94.

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