EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. WILLIAM B. BLACK; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 163
(Extensions of Remarks - December 17, 2005)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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           EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. WILLIAM B. BLACK

                                 ______
                                 

                     HON. C.A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, December 16, 2005

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise before you today to extend 
congratulations to a government employee who has shown outstanding 
dedication through his services to the Department of Defense.
  Deputy Director, Mr. William B. Black has serviced the Department of 
Defense for over forty-five years. He is the recipient of the 
Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is 
the highest honor a civilian can receive by the Secretary of Defense. 
The award is given to an individual whose career reflects exceptional 
devotion to duty, as well as, significant contributions to the 
efficiency, economy, or other improvements in the Department of Defense 
operations.
  Mr. Black aided in the success of intelligence production and cyber 
operations for assignments in Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the War 
on Terror. His determination and ambition has also abetted the National 
Security Agency's mounting field of information operations as a result 
of his role as the Special Assistant to the Director for Information 
Warfare.
  The National Security Agency was able to participate resolutely in 
the War on Terror because Mr. Black led signals intelligence and 
information assurance missions into the digital network era.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join with me today to recognize Mr. 
William B. Black for his service to this country. The exceptional work 
he has done for the Department of Defense warrants great recognition. 
Dedication to this country and to the betterment of our intelligence 
operations is a vital part of our success as a powerful nation and 
should be observed and commended more frequently.

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2590]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




           EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. WILLIAM B. BLACK

                                 ______
                                 

                     HON. C.A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, December 16, 2005

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise before you today to extend 
congratulations to a government employee who has shown outstanding 
dedication through his services to the Department of Defense.
  Deputy Director, Mr. William B. Black has serviced the Department of 
Defense for over forty-five years. He is the recipient of the 
Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is 
the highest honor a civilian can receive by the Secretary of Defense. 
The award is given to an individual whose career reflects exceptional 
devotion to duty, as well as, significant contributions to the 
efficiency, economy, or other improvements in the Department of Defense 
operations.
  Mr. Black aided in the success of intelligence production and cyber 
operations for assignments in Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the War 
on Terror. His determination and ambition has also abetted the National 
Security Agency's mounting field of information operations as a result 
of his role as the Special Assistant to the Director for Information 
Warfare.
  The National Security Agency was able to participate resolutely in 
the War on Terror because Mr. Black led signals intelligence and 
information assurance missions into the digital network era.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join with me today to recognize Mr. 
William B. Black for his service to this country. The exceptional work 
he has done for the Department of Defense warrants great recognition. 
Dedication to this country and to the betterment of our intelligence 
operations is a vital part of our success as a powerful nation and 
should be observed and commended more frequently.

                          ____________________