Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the FBI (2001-2013)
Robert S. Mueller, III is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on investigations, crisis management, privacy, and cyber security work.
Mr. Mueller served as the sixth Director of the FBI from September 2001 to September 2013. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and was sworn in as Director on September 4, 2001 – just one week before 9/11.
His ten-year term was extended for an additional two years at the request of President Barack Obama and pursuant to legislation passed by Congress.
Born in New York City, Mr. Mueller grew up outside of Philadelphia. He graduated from Princeton University in 1966 and later earned a master's degree in International Relations at New York University in 1967.
After college, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as an officer for three years, leading a rifle platoon of the Third Marine Division in Vietnam. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Following his military service, Mr. Mueller earned a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1973 and served on the Law Review.
After completing his education, Mr. Mueller worked as a litigator in San Francisco until 1976. He then served for 12 years in the United States Attorney's Offices, first in the Northern District of California in San Francisco, where he rose to be chief of its criminal division.
In 1982, he moved to Boston as an Assistant United States Attorney where he investigated and prosecuted major financial fraud, terrorist and public corruption cases, as well as narcotics conspiracies and international money launderers.
After serving as a partner at the Boston law firm of Hill and Barlow, Mr. Mueller returned to public service. In 1989 he served in the United States Department of Justice as an assistant to Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh. The following year he took charge of its Criminal Division. During his tenure, he oversaw prosecutions including the conviction of Panama leader Manuel Noriega, the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bombing case and the John Gotti mobster prosecution. In 1991, he was elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
In 1993, Mr. Mueller became a partner at Boston's Hale and Dorr, specializing in complex white collar crime litigation. He returned to public service in 1995 as senior litigator in the Homicide Section of the District of Columbia United States Attorney's Office. In 1998, Mr. Mueller was named United States Attorney in San Francisco and held that position until 2001. He then served as Acting Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice for several months before becoming FBI Director.
Mr. Mueller and his wife, Ann, have two daughters.
Director Enterprise Performance Management in the Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
Department of Homeland Security
Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Department of Homeland Security
Director, Information Security Oversight Office
National Archives and Records Administration
Deputy Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Chief Cyber Strategist, CRGT and Former Corporate Information Security Officer
United States Postal Service
Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security Solutions
Federal Cybersecurity Advisor, Office of E-Government and IT, OMB
Executive Office of the President
Chief Security Engineer, Information Security Office
Department of Homeland Security
Karen Arango is the Product Manager for Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region designed to allow US government agencies, private sector companies, nonprofits and educational institutions to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Since 2012, Karen has been responsible for the technical implementation, vision and direction for AWS GovCloud (US). Prior to joining AWS, Karen spent 25 years supporting the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense, working for SAIC, DynCorp, GTE Government Systems and starting her career as a software developer at the National Security Agency. Karen earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Florida and her master’s degree from George Washington University in Computer Engineering.
John Banghart currently serves as the Director for Federal Cybersecurity in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff, where he focuses on issues related to US government cybersecurity management, governance, and technology implementation. Prior to joining the NSC, John was a Cybersecurity Program and Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he also served as the Program Manager for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). Prior to joining NIST, John was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and the Director for Security Benchmark Development at the Center for Internet Security, as well as several other system, network, and cybersecurity management positions in the private sector.
David B. Behen holds dual roles as director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and as Michigan's chief information officer. In these capacities, he is responsible for setting strategic direction and ensuring timely delivery of state services.
As director of DTMB, Behen leads efforts to provide the full range of information technology and communications, facility management, financial, procurement, fleet and retirement services, among others. As state CIO, he directs development of IT resources to meet the growing needs of Michigan's citizens."Today's technology provides us with tools to reinvent government,” Behen said. "The growth of online resources provides our citizens and businesses with the 24/7 service they have come to expect."
Behen holds a seat on Governor Rick Snyder's Cabinet, advising the governor on technology investments and implementing innovative IT programs.
Michigan offers a full range of technology resources – from traditional desktop computers used by the state's workers to a law enforcement communications network that criss-crosses both peninsulas to mobile applications that allow tourists to reserve campground spots or purchase fishing licenses. Behen is leading a multiyear IT assessment and alignment process that will develop Michigan's portfolio of high-impact, innovative, market-competitive IT services.
In 2014, ComputerWorld recognized Behen as one of its 100 Premier IT Leaders. In 2013, he received the Merit Network Award for innovation in networking and information technology, and Government Technology magazine named Behen and the governor to its top-25 list of IT doers, dreamers and drivers. In 2012, he was chosen as the first winner of Crain's Detroit Business CIO Awards in the government category.
Behen holds a number of board and committee positions in professional and technology organizations. He is a chair of the governing body for the Detroit CIO Executive Summit and a member of the advisory board for the Lawrence Technological University College of Management. He also chairs the advisory board for the Michigan Digital Summit and is a member of the Michigan Homeland Protection Board. His commitment to public service extends beyond his job. He serves on the advisory board of the We Build Character workforce mentoring organization.
Before joining the State of Michigan, Behen cofounded a software company and served as a vice president and CIO of its parent corporation. He previously worked as CIO and deputy administrator of Washtenaw County.
Behen earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science in public administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. He and his wife, Rosalie, have three children.
Patrick Bland is DLT Solutions' eDiscovery and Information Governance Specialist. Patrick focuses on helping federal agencies build a strong and robust information governance foundation that impacts all data stakeholders throughout the organization. Patrick has a legal background (tax attorney by education) and worked as a solutions architect and consultant in the electronic discovery industry. In addition to his eDiscovery experience, he has over 10 years of experience with various technical roles supporting IT systems from web design, Blackberry/system/storage administration. Patrick is licensed to practice law in South Carolina.
David Blankenhorn joined DLT Solutions in early 2011 as the Chief Cloud Technologist. Today, David is the Vice President of Engineering and Chief Cloud Technologist, leading the pre-sales engineers and solution architects. David’s team assists government customers with the adoption of technologies by providing architectural and technical direction and by aiding in the selection of products and services.
As an executive with a proven record of leadership and business execution within professional and managed services, David brings more than 20 years of extensive experience assisting public and private customers with IT strategy, design, delivery, and management. His expertise lies in Cloud Technologies, Virtualization, Data Center Consolidation, and IT Service Management.
David has worked for a diverse set of companies. He started his career as a System Administrator on a Defense Data Network (DDN) contract before moving on to executive positions at a number of value added resellers. Recently, he spent more than a decade at Sun Microsystems where he was a Principal Engineer, Chief Technologist and Global Manager in the Professional Services and Advanced Services
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Michael A. Brown was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec in September 2014.
Since he was appointed interim president and CEO in March 2014, Symantec has returned to year-over-year revenue growth and has consistently exceeded its revenue and operating margin guidance. Brown has introduced new revenue and efficiency initiatives, which contributed to increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and have put Symantec in position to further enhance revenue growth in the second half of fiscal 2015. He also made key executive hires as he worked to further develop Symantec's industry-leading executive management team.
Brown joined Symantec's Board of Directors following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005, and previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Quantum Corporation. Under his leadership, Quantum grew from $3 billion to $6 billion in revenues and held market leadership positions in primary storage, secondary storage as well as back-up and archiving solutions. More recently, Brown has been a board chairman and chief executive officer coach for several successful technology companies prior to their acquisitions, including EqualLogic, Line 6 and The Echo Nest. In addition to his deep expertise in growing businesses, Brown has extensive experience in leading and developing executive management teams.
Brown serves on the board of the Berklee College of Music. He received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and his BA in Economics from Harvard University. He is married and lives in Palo Alto, California.
John P. Carlin is the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. As AAG, Mr. Carlin oversees nearly 350 employees responsible for protecting the nation against terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats. Mr. Carlin joined NSD after serving as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the FBI.
A career federal prosecutor, Mr. Carlin served as National Coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program, a cadre of prosecutors specially trained to prosecute cyber crime and intellectual property cases.
Mr. Carlin earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College.
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Michael Darling is the Director of Enterprise Performance Management in the Office of Cyber Security & Communications (CS&C). In this role he develops strategy, ensures that the Assistant Secretary’s strategic goals and priorities are reflected across all CS&C programs; measures the effectiveness of initiatives, programs, and projects that support those goals and priorities; and facilitates cross-functional mission coordination and implementation between CS&C components, within DHS, among interagency partners, and internationally.
Prior to NPPD, Michael worked was a Senior Program Examiner in the Office of Management and Budget, as an advisor to the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) led by Deputy Secretary of State for Management, and as a Senior Management Consultant for Navy security operations in Europe and the Middle East. He also served in the Marine Corps on active duty and reserves in a variety of leadership assignments in the U.S., Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Michael holds a B.A. from Wayne State College and a Master’s in Public Policy from John’s Hopkins University.
Damon Davis serves as Director for the Health Data Initiative in the IDEA Lab in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He is responsible for leading the Department's efforts to promote the Health Data Initiative, a movement devoted to implementing policies directed at improving access to federal data resources, and promoting the expanded uses of the data for applications and services to promote innovative solutions to problems in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.
Prior to his post in the CTO's office Mr. Davis worked in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the Office of Consumer eHealth (OCeH). As Special Assistant in ONC his focus was on increasing consumer access to secure electronic personal health information. He joined the department in 2009.
Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College of Maryland.
Michael Dent is the Chief Information Security Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia. A veteran public servant, Michael joined the County in 2002 after managing the security program for information technology at the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Since joining the County, Michael has been the catalyst for establishing the enterprise-wide IT risk management program by developing a county-wide comprehensive IT security risk and privacy program. He proactively works with business units to implement practices that meet the defined policies and standards for information security; advises Executive Management on risk and other matters related to IT security to determine acceptable levels of risk; leads incident investigations and IT forensics, and proactively conducts audits, monitoring and reporting on system-wide status, threat analysis, and new vulnerabilities; develops regular county-wide communication and awareness programs; and addresses system and people compliance issues through a structured enforcement process. He is one of the founding members of the County's Architecture Review Board.
Michael is currently serving his seventh term as Chairman of the Council of Governments (COG) Chief Information Security Officers group within the National Capitol Region (NCR). Under Michael's leadership, the NCR Interoperable Communications Infrastructure (NCRICI) support team was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor's Technology Award for Cross-Boundary Collaboration for its Identity and Access Management Service (IAMS), effectively eliminating the need for applications to manage multiple individual sets of user credentials. The NCRNet has delivered one of the very first NCR Data Exchange Hubs which allows participating jurisdictions the ability to securely share and exchange CAD to CAD (Computer-Aided Dispatch) information to expedite 9-1-1 mutual aid response.
Michael's diligent efforts and strategic and visionary leadership has earned national recognition for Fairfax County's Information Security Program as one of the leading local government programs in the country. The County's Next Generation Security Program and IT Security Awareness Day program has been nationally recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACO). Michael was recently recognized as the ISE® North America Executive Award Finalist 2014 in the Academic/Public Sector Category.
In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with family and umpiring.
As Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Ann Barron-DiCamillo leads DHS’s efforts in cyberspace to respond to major incidents, analyze threats, and share critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world. US-CERT 24x7 operations receive and analyze hundreds of incident reports and over 40 billion network transactions each day; compare suspicious files against a catalog of 80 million malicious code samples; and work with over 400 public and private sector partner organizations, all while adhering to strict controls to protect the privacy and civil liberties of all Americans.
Prior to joining DHS in October 2012, Ms. Barron-DiCamillo spent over four years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she held positions as the Chief of the Capabilities and Control Branch and the Chief Engineer of the Enclave Host Security Division. She was responsible for providing protection, detection, diagnosis, and reaction capabilities into Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Under her leadership, DISA integrated host-based security and configuration risk management solutions (e.g. HBSS, CMRS) into the DoD enterprise system architecture to achieve a netcentric vision of network operations.
Ms. Barron-DiCamillo’s federal experience also includes time as the Chief of Analytical and Modeling Simulation within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and as a member of the Congressional Staff. In the private sector, Ms. Barron-DiCamillo has worked with large systems integrators as well as small technology businesses. Ms. Barron-DiCamillo is a graduate of Baylor University and earned her Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from American University. She became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2003.
Dr. Patrick Dowd
Dr. Patrick Dowd is the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)’s Chief Technical Officer and also serves as Chief Architect. He recently transitioned to this role after serving as Deputy Director of Mission Capabilities within the Technology Directorate of the National Security Agency.
Dr. Dowd joined the Research Directorate of NSA in 1996, and is co-founder of the Laboratory for Telecommunications Science (R4). He moved from Research to the SIGINT Directorate in 2004, where he directed projects to unify Computer Network Operations (CNO) and developed technical strategies to integrate CNO, SIGINT, and Defense. He then became the Deputy Directorate for Modernization within the Information Technology Directorate in 2006 to execute his work and build out the world-wide operational environment of NSA at scale.
Prior to joining NSA, Dr. Dowd worked for General Electric and IBM and served as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Dowd received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. His areas of expertise are in system security, computer architecture, big data analytic systems and networking. He has authored over 100 refereed technical papers and has been active on editorial boards of scientific journals and professional societies.
Dr. Dowd received the Tau Beta Pi Teach of the Year Award in 1994, NSA Scientist of the Year in 1998, the NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 2002, and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2004.
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Mr. Fitzpatrick was appointed the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, with the approval of the President, on 1 August 2011. He leads the Office in carrying out the President’s programs to improve transparency, openness, and access to information while ensuring that classified national security information is properly protected. These include oversight of the nation’s security classification and declassification programs, the Controlled Unclassified Information program, the Public Interest Declassification Board, the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel, the National Industrial Security Program and the program for classified information for State, Local, Tribal and Private Sector entities.
Before joining ISOO, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Security, the principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on matters regarding the protection of national intelligence and intelligence sources and methods. Mr. Fitzpatrick also served as a leader of Executive branch efforts to transform security clearance processes across the U.S. Government. Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service in a range of security and management disciplines at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
Mr. Fitzpatrick was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in December 2011 and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in October 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the College of William and Mary and is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.
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Gary R. Galloway is the Deputy Director of the Office of Information Assurance at the Department of State. He began his career with the Department of Interior and worked briefly at the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Labor, prior to coming to State in 1986. Mr. Galloway has more than 25 years of project management experience, specializing in IT security and acquisition programs. He is the recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, FCW’s Federal 100 Award; and FedScoop 50 Awards for Federal Leadership in 2013 and FedMentor of the Year in 2012. Mr. Galloway has been an active member/leader within ACT-IAC and AFFIRM, serving as Government Co-chair of AFCEA Bethesda’s Charity Golf Tournament and Children’s Inn at NIH Charity Gala, and as a member of the Symantec Government Symposium Advisory Group from 2008-2013. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is ITIL® V3 Foundation Certified. Mr. Galloway earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.S. from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.
Mike is a PhD economist and Federal 100 award winning cybersecurity expert. He’s currently serves at the National Institute of Standards and Technology implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, working to catalyze a marketplace of innovative online identity solutions through pilot programs, a private sector-led organization developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and early federal adoption of innovative technologies.
Mike has focused on cyber economics at NIST since 2011 and was previously with the Department of Homeland Security. He has also worked as a market research manager and software engineer. His dissertation analyzed the conditions that induce firms to invest in preventing data breaches and to report them when they happen.
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Cora Han is a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where she investigates and prosecutes violations of federal laws protecting the privacy and security of consumer information, and works on related policy matters. She was one of the organizers of the FTC’s recent workshop on the Internet of Things, and her law enforcement actions include the Commission’s settlement with Facebook. Prior to joining the FTC, Cora was an attorney with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where her practice focused on trademark, copyright, and media law.
Paul Hunter has 19 years' experience supporting the Immigration, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security mission. In 1995, Paul began his Federal career as a U.S. Immigration Inspector at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Paul has supported and led a variety of biometric and identity management programs, including the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), several OBIM (formerly US-VISIT) biometric implementations, and the CBP Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) implementation at land border ports of entry. Paul accepted his current position as Deputy Chief for the Biometrics Division at USCIS in 2013, and oversees operations for 137 biometric collection centers across the United States and US Territories. Paul is a graduate from Newcastle University in England and holds a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
George J. Jakabcin is the Chief Information Officer for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), a $158 million (FY 2015) Independent Audit/Law Enforcement Treasury Bureau. TIGTA (authorized FTE of 835) is routinely recognized as a best place to work, ranking 10th out of 315 agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Government 2014 publication. In fiscal year 2015, TIGTA identified monetary benefits totaling more than $16 billion in IRS recommendations for improved operations or nearly $20 million per FTE. George is an accomplished executive with over 40 years of experience in information technology, information systems security, telecommunications, and systems integration. He has a proven track record of successfully leading people, driving and managing change, and managing significant programs.
Prior to joining TIGTA, George served as the Assistant Deputy Associate CIO (ADA CIO) – Systems Integration (SI) for the IRS. As ADA CIO - SI George was a key leader in organizational development/change management efforts to deliver integrated project support across all engineering and architecture disciplines. The scope of his responsibilities included systems, infrastructure, and security engineering, enterprise architecture management, data architecture and management, integration and performance testing, portal operations, and modernization and core infrastructure projects. He ensured the effective integration of IT systems engineering and aligned business needs with technical solutions while considering emerging technologies.
George joined the IRS in 2002. As Director, Modernization Security he ensured that the modernized security capabilities adequately safeguard taxpayer and other sensitive data. He established the Security Engineering function within IRS and was responsible for providing executive leadership in the design, development and delivery of a comprehensive Service-wide IT Modernization and System Security program. His team led implementation of numerous technological innovations that garnered awards from the highest levels of the IRS. Prior to joining the IRS, Mr. Jakabcin held leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, GTE/Contel, Satellite Information Service Corporation (SISCORP), Informatics, Lexis/Nexis and Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc.
He was the initial Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the Information Assurance Shared Interest Group (SIG) and led the development of the information assurance approach to security management. He was a 2008 finalist for the Government Information Security Leadership Award. He continues to serve as a government representative on the Cybersecurity SIG Government Advisory Panel (GAP). He also serves on the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Chief Information Officer’s Working Group.
Mr. Jakabcin holds a Bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University (formerly LaSalle College) and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and also holds the System Security Engineering – Capability Maturity Model Appraiser (SSE-CMM Appraiser) certification.
George is an enthusiastic music, movie and sports fan. He is a competitive tennis player.
Prem Jadhwani, chief technology officer (CTO), brings 18 years of experience working in the enterprise IT space with both commercial and Federal customers to Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI). As CTO, Mr. Jadhwani provides solution vision, strategy, thought leadership, and subject matter expertise around data centers, networking, cyber security, cloud computing, data analytics, and other emerging technologies.
Mr. Jadhwani has served as a Commissioner for TechAmerica Cloud and Big Data Commission. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from Stuart School of Business in Chicago, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Cyber Security from George Mason University. He also holds 100+ reputable certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CCNP, VCP, ITIL, GCIH, and GSLC.
Dr. Alissa Johnson
Dr. Alissa Johnson is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Executive Office of the President (EOP). She provides vision, guidance, and leadership for the development and implementation of Information Technology (IT) initiatives at the EOP. Dr. Johnson has experience growing and managing IT programs and developing strategic IT solutions for various government agencies. Her background includes areas such as information technology management, cybersecurity, systems engineering and program management. Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in Information Technology Management; an M.S. in Telecommunications and Computer Networks; and a B.S. in Mathematics. Dr. Johnson has most recently won the 2014 Federal Computer Weekly Fed100 Award and the 2013 FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award.
Sheila Jordan was appointed Symantec’s chief information officer in February 2014. In this role, she is responsible for driving the company's information technology strategy and operations with a focus on building and supporting the global information technology effort.
Prior to joining Symantec, Sheila spent nine years at Cisco, where she served as senior vice president of IT, communication and collaboration. She was responsible for delivering and integrating key IT services for Cisco's global workforce, including the development of the company’s WebEx Social Collaboration platform, as well as the deployment of all emerging technologies. She also led mobility services and desktop strategy, in addition to launching an eStore for mobile that provides transactional applications.
Previously, Sheila held leadership roles at Grand Circle Corporation, as chief information officer and executive vice president, where she was responsible for developing the company's technical strategy, and at The Walt Disney Company, where she was a senior vice president for Destination Disney and vice president of marketing and sales finance. She was also a senior financial analyst at Martin Marietta, a construction supplies aggregate company.
Outside of work, she is a frequent speaker on topics addressing collaboration, mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issues, and women's leadership. She also serves as a director for NextSpace, a provider of innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, and sits on the CIO Advisory Board for SnapLogic.
She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Mark Kane graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelors in Computer Science. He served five years as a Surface Warfare Officer before joining the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's (NCIS) Antiterrorism Alert Center (ATAC). In 2000, he co-founded DDK Technology Group, a small company providing broad-scoped cyber investigative support to NCIS. In 2012, Mark accepted a government position and is now a Senior Analyst in NCIS's Cyber Operations Field Office (CBFO).
Mark Kneidinger is Senior Advisor of the Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications. In this position, Mr. Kneidinger leads outreach and engagement for the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation Program (CDM), and manages a number of strategic initiatives. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Kneidinger held leadership positions in the commercial sector, including as Vice President and Managing Partner. Mr. Kneidinger has further held several senior positions in state and federal government, including as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Steve Lazerowich is the Director of Cybersecurity Solutions for the U.S. Public Sector market for HP Enterprise Services. In his role, he is the security solution leader and provides detailed security architectures and solutions to public sector clients, including the U.S. Army and Air Force, FEMA, NASA, Veterans Administration (VA), the Federal Reserve and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to joining HP, Lazerowich served as an Associate Director with Provtiviti Government Services, providing project management and subject matter expertise to a number of government identity management programs, including the E-Authentication initiative, the Federal Identity Credentialing Committee (FICC), the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) Subcommittee of the CIO Council, as well as provided support to the Chair of the Federal PKI Policy Authority. He has more than 15 years of experience in the federal information security space.
Lazerowich holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts. He has done graduate work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Harvard University Graduate School of Business, and George Washington University. He holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA, as well as a certified Federal IT Security Professional Manager from the Federal IT Security Institute. He was a contributing author to a book on wireless security, has published a paper in the George Washington University Journal of Information Security, and has been a speaker at the RSA Security Conference, Digital Government Inc. events, and was a keynote speaker during the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) cybersecurity awareness week.
Dr. Ray Letteer
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Jason G. Martin currently serves as the Civilian Deputy for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Services Directorate (SE). He is responsible for optimal and rapid delivery solutions for mission critical enterprise and tactical systems across Warfighter, Business, and Intelligence mission areas leveraging the enterprise user vision. He implements and sustains all enterprise applications in the DISA Service Catalog, leads Mission Partner and DISA application DECC and cloud implementations, oversees DISA business process improvements, and directs DISA computing standards.
Previously he served as the Deputy for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), PEO Enterprise Services (PEO-ES). He served as senior authority for delivering global and enterprise-wide capabilities to the Department of Defense (DoD) while providing policy, oversight, and guidance to enable information sharing government-wide. The Enterprise Services portfolio included DoD Enterprise Email, DoD Enterprise Portal, Enterprise Storefront, Unified Capabilities, Identity and Access Management (IdAM), Global Content Delivery Service (GCDS), Defense Connect Online, and milCloud. Each initiative was part of the Joint Information Environment roadmap for achieving DoD-level efficiencies by maintaining and evolving DoD-level enterprise services.
Previously, Mr. Martin served as the Chief, Enterprise Infrastructure, overseeing the delivery and operation of Enterprise Infrastructure services including IdAM, GCDS, the Net-Centric Enterprise Services Service Oriented Architecture capabilities, milCloud, and Rapid Access Computing Environment. Mr. Martin entered the Federal Service in August of 2009. He was then assigned as the Chief, DISA Program Support within the Computing Services Directorate, implementing and integrating more than 100 Agency applications into DISA Enterprise Computing Centers, including workload from the Command and Control, Enterprise Services, Satellite and Telecom Services, and Information Assurance/NetOps communities.
Prior to entering Federal Service, Mr. Martin served as a Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting. He led multiple application development, project, and financial management support contracts within DISA and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Serving in these roles for eight years; he managed, took responsibility for, and directly oversaw high visibility projects across each DoD Combatant Command, Service, and Agency.
Mr. Martin began his career as a Software Engineer and Project Manager for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) supporting MCI/Worldcom and General Motors Europe. Mr. Martin received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Doug Matthews is Vice President, Information Availability, with responsibility for driving product strategy and development for Symantec’s Information Availability product line (Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, and Data Insight).
Most recently, Doug was Vice President, Product Management for Information Availability where he was responsible for release program management and product operations for the Information Availability team. Since joining Symantec in 2004, he has specialized in the areas of storage optimization and business continuity, and also led a global team of Regional Product Managers devoted to creating solutions helping Symantec customers increase their business service availability, reduce their overall data center infrastructure spend, and derive maximum return from their investment in Symantec solutions.
Prior to joining Symantec, Doug worked in the IT engineering and architecture departments of several major US telecommunication companies. He holds advanced technical certifications in the areas of Operating Systems, Storage Management and Database Administration awarded by Oracle, IBM, Symantec and Microsoft. He also has a small business entrepreneurial history in the retail and quick service restaurant industries.
Doug holds a Bachelors of Science specializing in Mathematics and Sociology from Excelsior College. He is an experienced ultra-marathoner and has completed over 50 marathon events globally over the last 10 years. His wife and two children are also accomplished marathoners who have enjoyed several events with him.
Charles L. (Chuck) McGann, Jr., the Chief Cyber Strategist for CRGT a government contractor providing IT and Security services to DOD, Army, USPS, VA among other agencies. In his current role, McGann is working to leverage CRGT capabilities among the Federal Civilian agencies as well as review emerging vendors for possible partnerships for increasing agency support needs. His experience is helping solidify the strategic initiatives roadmap for Cyber and Intel Solutions.
Former Corporate Information Security Officer
Chuck is the former Corporate Information Security Officer for the United States Postal Service (USPS). In this capacity, he had the responsibility of securing an intranet that is one of the largest maintained by any organization in the world, with over 200,000 workstations; over 45,000 retail terminals; more than 16,000 servers and over 220,000 Mobil Delivery Devices. The USPS infrastructure encompasses over 600 business applications that support all aspects of business operations as well as movement of the mail.
In his 27 years with the Postal Service, Chuck held numerous positions, entering as Manager, Information Systems for the Springfield, Massachusetts district, and later served as an Acting Postmaster, Business Systems Analyst, Business Project Leader, Distributed Systems Security Specialist and CIRT Manager.
Chuck holds an MBA from Strayer University, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and two Associate’s degrees from Springfield Technical Community College. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified information security manager (CISM) and holds a certification for information assurance methodology (IAM) from the National Security Agency (NSA).
He is the former Co-Chair of the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board on Cyber Security, and served as a Government Information Security Leadership Awards Judge for the last three years and chaired the Federal CISO for CISO’s quarterly meetings. He is also a member of the Symantec Government Education Advisory Board, the RedSeal Customer Advisory Board.
Over his distinguished career has received numerous awards and recognition. The Information Security Executives (ISE) Southeast Awards 2012 recognized him by awarding him both the 2012 ISE Southeast Security Executive Award and the Southeast People’s Choice Award. He also received the I.S.E National Executive of the Year Award for Government in 2012. In 2014 McGann was a finalist for the FedScoop 50 in Cybersecurity Leadership.
He belongs to various national, regional, and local organizations such as the Government Technology Research Alliances’ group, FBI InfraGard, National Security Agency (NSA), and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to name a few.
Chuck is a frequent presenter, speaker and/or panelist for various symposiums, conferences, and workshops. Such as: IANS Annual Conference, Digital Government Institute Conference, Meritalk, Symantec Annual Conference, Cyber Security Forum, Raleigh RTP, FedScoop Radio, and several other security venues.
Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin
Lt Gen James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin is the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command (USCC), Fort Meade, Maryland. USCC directs the forces and daily activities of U.S. Cyber Command and coordinates the Department of Defense computer network attack and computer network defense missions.
General McLaughlin entered the Air Force in 1983 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels and has served on the staffs at major command headquarters, combatant command headquarters, the National Reconnaissance Office, Air Force headquarters, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to assuming his current position, General McLaughlin was the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas.
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Nick Mistry is the Senior Director of Product Management leading the Global Public Sector for Symantec's CTO organization. Nick joined Symantec in February 2014.
Nick's role focuses on identifying, validating and prioritizing Targeted Offerings for Global Public Sector, which includes the certification and accreditation of our portfolio, aligned to Government standards and expectations.
Nick has over 20 years of experience in leading the development and implementation of new and emerging technologies and establishing innovative solutions that address the complex challenges of Federal Government and Fortune 500 companies.
Most recently Nick served as Vice President at eGlobalTech (eGT) where he led the company’s expanding business portfolio and set strategy for system implementations focused on cloud computing, mobile and cyber security. At eGT, Nick worked directly with the U.S. Federal CIO and Federal CIO Council Agencies in supporting major IT transformation initiatives including the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (FCCI), Cloud Computing Services PMO, Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Furthermore, Nick also served as a senior technical consultant in developing and supporting the “fix it” strategy for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) systems working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Prior to eGT, he served as a Senior Executive (Partner) at Accenture, where he led delivery of management consulting services for the North America Communications and High Tech business unit. At Accenture he led end-to-end systems solution design and enterprise architecture for Fortune 500 companies as well as state and federal government agencies. With extensive experience in cloud computing, mobile strategy and platform implementation, Nick has had the opportunity to work with leading industry forums and organizations in developing IPv6 assessment methodologies and tools as well as telecommunications industry operational support systems standards. Nick is a recipient of the North America Communications and High Tech Innovators Award (2008) and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.
Lt David Mulholland
Major David (Dave) J. Mulholland serves as the Commander, Technical Services Branch for the United States Park Police. He is the current chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Police Technology Subcommittee and the IJIS Institute/APCO Emergency Communications Task Force. He is a former senior advisor to the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council, senior public safety technology advisor/consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), board member for the IACP Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Section, chair of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Civil Contingencies Network, and co-chair of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council’s Assessment of Future Spectrum and Technology working group. Dave is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Professional, Certified Information Professional, Certified Business Process Management Master (BPMM), Certified Information Systems Risk and Compliance Professional (CISRCP), and is a Registered Public Safety Leader (RPL) with APCO.
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Steve O'Keeffe is the founder of MeriTalk, the government IT network. MeriTalk is an online community that hosts professional networking, thought leadership, and focused events to drive the government IT dialogue. A 20-year veteran of the government IT community, O'Keeffe has worked in government and industry. In addition to MeriTalk, he founded Mobile Work Exchange, GovMark Council, and O'Keeffe & Company.
Rob Palmer is the Acting Deputy Executive Director of the Enterprise Systems Development Office (ESDO) within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security. OCIO’s Enterprise System Development Office provides the planning and delivery of secure, high-quality enterprise application services for DHS customers through implementing a customer-centric business model for the efficient delivery of enterprise IT services.
Previously, Mr. Palmer served as Director of the Information Assurance Division (IAD) within ESDO leading a team dedicated to continually supporting the rapidly changing information landscape through applying a holistic approach to security assessment and risk management enabling the delivery of flexible and innovative IT services. Mr. Palmer has also spent several years in the area of Security Operations Center (SOC) analysis, consulting and program management with the Army, the Missile Defense Agency, and DHS TSA.
Mr. Palmer has more than 15 years of program and project management experience, over 10 focused in IT and IT Security. Along with being a Certified Acquisition Professional (CAP) in Program Management Level III and Contracting Officers Representative (COR), he has also achieved a Masters Certificate in Project Management with a concentration in IT Project Management from The George Washington University.
Nico Popp is Vice President of product management and development for Information Protection at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, Nico was CTO of VeriSign Security Services where he led the efforts to develop new products and services for Trust Services and Identity Protection. Before VeriSign, Popp was chief technical officer for RealNames Corporation. Popp was also co-inventor and engineering manager for WebObjects at NeXT Software and Apple Computer. Popp holds a M.S. degree in Robotics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Aeronautics from Sup'Aero, France.
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Tony Sager is the chief technologist at the Center for Internet Security, which recently merged with the Council on Cyber Security to form a single nonprofit organization with the goal of providing national and international leadership in cybersecurity. In this position, he helps identify, validate, scale and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. Previously, Sager spent more than 30 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he headed the Systems and Network Attack Center, established and led security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as the founding chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was the chief operating officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. In addition, he led the release of NSA security guidance to the public and greatly expanded the agency’s role in the development of open standards for security. In 2012, Sager was named director of the SANS Institute, a private corporation specializing in computer and network security training and also assumed the lead role for the Consortium for Cybersecurity Action. Sager holds a B.A. in mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.
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Matthew Scholl is the Deputy Division Chief within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Computer Security Division. In his role, Scholl promotes the development of strong cybersecurity standards, practices and metrics to meet programmatic and operation needs.
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John P. Skudlarek is the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Skudlarek develops and coordinates FCC information technology plans; establishes and administers IT policies; manages IT architecture; leads stakeholder outreach; directs capital planning and budget activities; approves IT acquisitions; and oversees performance management. John works closely with the CIO to implement FCC’s IT Transformation Program to foster innovation, transform business processes, speed delivery, reduce costs, and improve security. He joined the FCC in May, 2014.
Mr. Skudlarek was Deputy CIO at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Department of Commerce, from 2012 to 2014. He oversaw IT budget planning and execution, enterprise planning, governance, acquisition, and information assurance activities in support to NTIA’s Spectrum Management, Internet Policy-making, and Broadband Expansion missions and supported stand-up of the First Responder Network Authority. He was instrumental in improving NTIA’s IT acquisition performance and information security posture.
Mr. Skudlarek served as IT Portfolio Manager for the United States Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from 2010 to 2012. He directed PBGC IT Capital Planning and Portfolio Management activities for over $100 million in IT investments and served as Chair of the Agency’s IT Investment Review Board. During 2009, Mr. Skudlarek served as a Senior Enterprise Architect supporting the DoD Chief Information Officer’s Enterprise Architecture and Standards Directorate. He was played a key role in standing up the CIO’s DoD-wide Architecture and Standards Review Group, developed and coordinated DoD policy on Enterprise Architecture implementation, and authored Departmental performance objectives as a member of the CIO’s strategic planning working group.
From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Skudlarek was Chief Information Officer of the Defense Security Service, United States Department of Defense. At DSS, John provided IT capabilities to over 120,000 government and industry security professionals supporting over four million cleared individuals and 12,500 cleared contractor facilities, and provided IT services to DSS customers at over 70 locations nation-wide. He managed the development and operations of multiple enterprise IT systems including the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and Industrial Security Facilities Database, and co-chaired the DoD-wide JPAS Executive Steering Committee.
Prior to beginning his civilian career, Mr. Skudlarek served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He served both as an Infantry Officer and as a member of the Military Intelligence Corps. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense and Army Meritorious Service Medals and Army Commendation Medal.
John P. Skudlarek is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree from the Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC and a Master of Science in Information Management degree from the Syracuse University iSchool. Mr. Skudlarek also earned a Chief Information Officer Certificate from National Defense University. He holds Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certifications. Mr. Skudlarek is a graduate of the French Joint Forces Staff College in Paris, France where he was awarded the French Brevet Technique. He has ten years of overseas experience in Europe and Asia and speaks French and German.
Mr. Skudlarek is a member the Fairfax County, Virginia, IT Policy Advisory Committee. He served as Vice-President for Education of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Northern Virginia Chapter and remains active supporting STEM Education initiatives. John was awarded the AFCEA International Meritorious Service Award in 2014.
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Stephen F. Smith was appointed the U.S. State Department's Insider Threat Program Coordinator in January, 2015. He is an accomplished global security executive with an exemplary career with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Steve held a series of progressive program management assignments in the international arena, with eight overseas assignments in seven different countries. He has a well-developed talent for building, coaching and leading cohesive and collaborative multi-cultural teams.
Having successfully carried out his senior leadership and security advisory roles for U.S. Ambassadors and senior Department leadership, navigating some of the most critical foreign policy and national security issues domestically and abroad, Steve was selected for the role of the North Atlantic Security Organization's (NATO's) Director of Security in 2010. He was highly successful in refocusing NATO's approach to the emerging security challenges facing the Alliance, to include the task of highlighting and mitigating insider threat inside the 28 member Alliance. After a broad and rewarding career as a special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service, Steve moved into the Insider Threat Coordinator role earlier this year.
In his role as coordinator for the Department’s Insider threat Program, Steve is building a policy and governance structure, operational protocols and procedures, and awareness and training programs to better support a trusted workforce and to detect, deter and mitigate potential insider threat activities.
Ryan Swann is the Director of Data Analytics for the Office of Government-Wide Policy at GSA. His office focuses on data governance, data quality, and data analysis in order evaluate government-wide policy and find cost savings or efficiencies. Prior to GSA, Ryan served in a wide range of business intelligence positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, served in the United States Marine Corps, and is an alumnus of University of Maryland at College Park and Villanova University.
He is a resident of Glenn Dale, Maryland and enjoys playing golf, traveling, and helping others achieve their goals.
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As the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Mr. Turk serves as the Department’s Chief Information Security Officer charged with managing the agency’s enterprise cybersecurity program. Mr. Turk advises the Department’s CIO and senior agency officials in the implementation of cybersecurity and the Department’s Risk Management Approach. Mr. Turk provides executive leadership and guidance for joint agency and Administration cybersecurity initiatives including for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity and Initiative, safeguarding of the Defense Industrial Base and critical infrastructure protection, and assistance to the Mission Executive Council in establishing cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) priorities to improve the national cybersecurity posture.
Prior to joining the Energy Department, Mr. Turk’s was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Mr. Turk managed and oversaw the Department of Commerce's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. Mr. Turk joined the Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Mr. Turk holds an MBA from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Suzanne "Zan" Vautrinot
Suzanne “Zan” Vautrinot is President of Kilovolt Consulting Inc. and a retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force, with three decades of experience in space and cyber operations. She retired as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber Command where she oversaw a multi-billion dollar cyber enterprise; leading a workforce of 14,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel, while supporting 850,000 customers and conducting cyber operations worldwide. Zan previously served as Deputy Commander for the nation’s Network Warfare Command and was instrumental in the establishment and early operation of US Cyber Command. She is universally respected as a motivational leader and change agent. As a cyber subject matter expert, she addresses technical, business and university forums, guides key task forces, and has testified before Congress. She currently advises industry, academia as well as government agencies and laboratories on Cybersecurity strategy, technology innovation and workforce development.
Zan presently serves on the Boards of Directors for Wells Fargo, Symantec Corporation, ECOLAB Inc., and Parsons Corporation. She is also an advisor to the Air Force Doctrine Advisory Group, America300, the University of Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Uniformed Services Benefit Association
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. She also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College, and was a National Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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Bill Wright is the Director of Cybersecurity Partnerships. He brings nearly 20 years of experience spanning the legal, policy, and operational spectrums of national security, law enforcement, and international partnerships. In addition to heading up the Norton Cybersecurity Institute program, Bill manages a number of global cybercrime and cybersecurity operational and policy partner relationships with governments and industry. Prior to joining Symantec, Bill was Staff Director and General Counsel for two U.S. Senate Subcommittees focused on homeland security, government IT and oversight. He also served as the chief advisor to Senator Scott Brown for cybersecurity, national security and intelligence issues. Prior to the Senate, Bill worked in the Intelligence Community as a Senior Operations Officer at the National Counterterrorism Center Operations Center (NCTC). For his work at NCTC, Bill earned the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation from the Director of National Intelligence. He also served in several capacities at the U.S. Department of State where he worked across multiple agencies to coordinate law enforcement and counterterrorism programs worldwide, serving at U.S. Embassies in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prior to his government career, Bill was an attorney with a Chicago law firm where his practice focused on civil litigation. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.