Thomas (Tom) Wingfield - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Peace & Security Division
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Wingfield joined the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in January 2021 as a Senior Lecturer in the Peace & Security (P&S) Division. Mr. Wingfield is ISG’s Cyber Capability Functional Lead and is responsible for the cyber elements of ISG's security cooperation mission.
Mr. Wingfield served most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In that role, he was responsible for formulating and executing DoD cyber policy and strategy. He coordinated authorities and operations from the White House to CYBERCOM, and cyber policy with Congress, the interagency, and international partners.
Previously, Mr. Wingfield was Acting Chancellor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace, the nation’s cyber war college. He also served as a Professor of International Law and Strategy at the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, UAE; the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He deployed to Afghanistan 2009-2010 as Rule of Law Advisor to GEN McChrystal’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team.
A graduate of Georgetown Law, Mr. Wingfield is an expert in cyber law and policy. He was an original drafter of the Tallinn Manual, and has received awards for excellence in teaching and security cooperation. He lives with his wife and two children in Bethesda, MD.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
- Ethics & Leadership
- Media & Information Security
- Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development