Włodzimierz Nowak has held various positions in the military sector, including at the Polish Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Digital Affairs and NATO. He has long-standing and broad experience in cybersecurity, and has held posts such as Head of the Information, Technology and Telecommunication Department at the Polish Ministry of National Defence and Director of the Cybersecurity Department at the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs.
In the years 2015-2017, Włodzimierz Nowak held a number of functions in the field of cybersecurity consulting and was the Director of the Cybersecurity Department at the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs. On June 30, 2016 he ended his professional military service, which he had begun in 1986 as Commanding Officer of the Commanding Platoon at the Pomeranian WOP Brigade in Szczecin. From 1991 to 1994 he was the Head of Technical Services – Deputy Commander of the 33rd Communications Battalion in Szczecin. Later, in 2006, he served in the General Staff of the Polish Army, starting as a specialist and finally becoming the Head of the Board of Communications and Computer Science in the General Command and Communications Board – P6. In the years 1998–2003, he acted as project manager for communication between Poland and NATO, and as a representative in NATO’s National Technical Telecommunications Technical Working Group. From 2007, he was the Director of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications at the Polish Ministry of National Defence, and from 2010 to 2012 – the acting Operations Director of NATO NCSA (NATO CIS Services Agency). Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Deputy Commander / Chief of Staff of the NATO CIS Group (SHAPE) in Belgium. After returning from service in NATO structures, he took up the position of Director of the Department of Armed Forces at the Ministry of National Defence, where he developed the Regional Support Assistance Programme (ReSAP).
Włodzimierz Nowak is a graduate of the Military University of Technology and of postgraduate studies in Organization and Management at Bialystok University of Technology. In 2006, he was awarded for his outstanding achievements in military service and his contribution to strengthening the defence system of the Republic of Poland, by being entered into the Book of Honour of the Minister of National Defence.