Leadership

Leaders at the highest echelons of the national security community trust the SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2®) team to deliver results when it matters most. We are driven to defend, and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about your requirements and discuss ways we can partner together to help you achieve your mission.

Leading Minds Focused on Mission Success

SAP NS2 is guided by distinguished leaders with experience across the defense, public sector, software, and legal fields. Our executive team includes thought leaders with real-world experience promoting the mission of national security. Our board and executives include some of the nation’s leading experts in national security strategy and technology innovation. Meet the board and executive team below.

Mark A. Testoni

CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
Mark A. Testoni

Mark A. Testoni

CEO and Member of the Board of Directors

Mark Testoni serves as Chief Executive Officer of SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2®), with responsibility for management, sales, consulting, product support, cloud-delivered applications and infrastructure, and go-to-market strategy for SAP’s most security conscious customers and partners.

In 2013, Testoni founded NS2 Serves, an organization that provided technology training and employment assistance for veterans. To date, 318 veterans have graduated from the program and been placed in high-tech careers.

As a sought after thought leader on cybersecurity and national security issues, he has provided the keynote address at the 2018 World Cyber Congress in London, England. Testoni has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED and Forbes, and is a recurring guest on CNBC’s Power Lunch, Squawk Box, and Bloomberg TV.

Testoni serves on the board of directors for Haven Cyber Technologies and Best Buddies National Capital Region.

Ron Police

President, Customer Operations
Ron Police

Ron Police

President, Customer Operations

Ron Police serves as President of Customer Operations for SAP National Security Services (NS2) where he is responsible for leading the software and professional services lines of business, as well as, NS2’s innovation center, NS2 Labs. Police brings more than 30 years of information technology experience to SAP NS2. His leadership and expertise are focused on corporate strategy, investments, innovation and driving profitable revenue growth.

Before joining SAP, Police provided consulting services for executive coaching, sales, marketing and channel distribution strategies to both commercial and government markets. Police also served nearly a decade as a Vice President for Apple Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of government business. At Apple, he implemented strategies to boost profitability, drive interest in the Mac, and launched mobility solutions for Federal, State and Local Governments.

Prior to Apple, Police worked at Oracle Corporation for seventeen years serving as Senior Vice President for various organizations within Oracle Service Industries. Police earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Logistics at Penn State. He has executive education credentials from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and leadership development credentials from The Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado. Police is actively involved in numerous technology trade associations & nonprofits, and serves on the Advisory Board of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, as well as serving on the Advisory Boards of several Information Technology companies.

Harish Luthra

President, NS2 Secure Cloud
Harish Luthra

Harish Luthra

President, NS2 Secure Cloud

Harish Luthra is the President for the SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2®) Secure Cloud Business. He is responsible for the operations and go-to-market organizations for Secure HANA Cloud, SuccessFactors, S/4 Single Tenant Edition, SAP Cloud Platform, Payroll, SAP Analytics Cloud, Digital Supply Chain, and future cloud initiatives. As part of his responsibilities, he is also the SAP management liaison for other ongoing SAP programs at DLA, Navy ERP, U.S. Army programs (LMP, GCSS, AESIP, and GFEBS), MIT Lincoln Labs, NASA, and Customs & Border Protection.

Harish joined SAP Public Services in August 1997 as a consultant and started the Federal Professional Services practice for SAP in 1999. He became the National Vice President leading the SAP Public Services Consulting business in 2008, responsible for Professional Services sales and delivery to the Federal Government (U.S. DoD and Civilian Departments/Agencies), state and local governments, aerospace and defense corporations, and higher education institutions. Harish has experience in client engagement, program management, and project implementations. As a consulting leader with SAP, he was responsible for leading successful program oversight, staff development in North America, and business development.

In previous roles, Harish was the liaison with SAP solution management and SAP development to ensure the success of client engagements. As the Public Services leader, he served as the executive sponsor for successful implementations at IRS IFS, USPS Human Capital Enterprise, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency SAP (TWELS), City of Portland, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and City of San Diego implementations, among others.

Harish has an MBA from University of Maryland, College Park.

Barry Leffew

President, Software Sales
Barry Leffew

Barry Leffew

President, Software Sales

Barry Leffew serves as President of Software Sales for SAP National Security Services’ Software Business.

Leffew brings more than 35 years of information technology experience to SAP NS2. His leadership and expertise are focused on corporate strategy, investments, innovation and driving profitable revenue growth.

Before joining SAP, Leffew launched and managed BGOV Solutions, which provided consulting services for sales, marketing and channel distribution strategies for the Public Sector market to commercial companies

Leffew also led Adobe Corporation’s Public Sector team for over 12 years, as Vice President of Public Sector.  At Adobe, he led a team of over 250 employees with responsibility for all components (sales, professional services, partners, and marketing) of Adobe’s $350M Public Sector business.

Prior to Adobe, Barry was the Vice President of VeriSign’s Public Sector Division.  During his tenure at VeriSign, he led the development and execution of a business strategy that helped establish VeriSign as a leading provider of managed security and authentication services to the Public Sector market.

Barry worked for Oracle Corporation for over 10 years.  While at Oracle, Barry was in a wide range of senior management positions supporting the Government market including consulting, consulting management, and sales management.  During his career at Oracle, Barry was the Vice President of Oracle’s Advanced Programs Group which served the US Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities.

Barry also led NeXT Software’s Government Sales Division.  Next was an innovative and early leader in the object oriented and web software development markets.

Barry is a graduate of George Washington’s MBA program.  Barry has an undergraduate degree in Management Science from Shippensburg University.

Leffew is actively involved in numerous technology trade associations, nonprofits and community charitable organizations.

Robert Butler

President, NS2 Enterprise Security & Support, and Member of the Board of Directors
Robert Butler

Robert Butler

President, NS2 Enterprise Security & Support, and Member of the Board of Directors

As President, NS2 Enterprise Security & Support, and Board Member, Robert Butler is responsible for all customer support and security operations. With over 40 years of information technology experience, he leads the company’s U.S. based secure support for government and critical infrastructure organizations that use on-premise SAP or SAP Cloud solutions. As the company’s Chief Security Officer, his leadership and expertise are focused on cybersecurity, information security, facility security, FOCI mitigation and compliance.

Prior to joining the company, Butler was the President of CGI-AMS Secure, Inc., which he founded and led subsequent to the acquisition of American Management Systems (AMS) by CGI, a Canadian corporation. At AMS, prior to the acquisition, he served as Vice President responsible for various segments of AMS' public sector business over a 25-year career. His AMS responsibilities included numerous large, complex ERP implementations for federal, state, and local government clients. He was also general manager of AMS' national ERP practice for state and local governments, including license sales, implementation consulting services, customer support centers, and product development.

He is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Butler received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his MBA degree with distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Joseph Moreno

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Joseph Moreno

Joseph Moreno

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Joseph Moreno is the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2). Prior to joining NS2, he was a Global Litigation partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in the firm’s New York and Washington DC offices. With over twenty years of experience advising clients in the defense, technology, cybersecurity and financial services sectors on complex litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, Joseph is an internationally recognized practitioner and has frequently appeared on BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other networks to comment on national security and law enforcement topics.

Before private practice, Joseph served as a federal prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice in the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section, where he investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. He was also appointed a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases and successfully argued before the Fourth Circuit. In 2014, Joseph was appointed as a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he served on the staff of the FBI’s 9/11 Review Commission. He has also testified before Congress on matters involving lone wolf terrorist financing.

A decorated combat veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Joseph is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and has served on active duty in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2004 he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq. Joseph is a recognized expert in the area of international and operational law, and currently serves at Headquarters, Department of the Army, at the Pentagon.

Joseph earned his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University, his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He is a member of the bars of New York, Virginia, and Washington DC, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Joseph is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

Kim Brannon

CIO
Kim Brannon

Kim Brannon

CIO

Kim Brannon serves as Chief Information Officer for SAP National Security Services (NS2) where she leads the enterprise-wide information technology (IT) strategy, governance and operations.  Kim provides leadership for the digital platform that enables the NS2 community to communicate and collaborate securely.  Kim is overseeing digital innovation and transformation in support of the growth and maturity of the SAP NS2 business.    

 

Kim brings over 25 years of experience in information systems and business services to SAP NS2.  Before joining SAP NS2, Kim worked at Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.  Kim held a variety of positions in her 17 years with Raytheon’s Global Business Services and Enterprise IT, including leading the automation and information systems in support of Raytheon’s effort to build a culture of export/import excellence.  Other roles included leading Raytheon’s desktop framework transformation as well as IT customer relationship leader, working closing with Raytheon’s businesses and functions to understand and support IT and automation needs/requirements. 

 

Before joining Raytheon, Kim was a management consultant in the technology solutions practice of A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.  Prior to A.T. Kearney, she was employed as a business systems consultant through the mergers of GE Aerospace, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin. 

 

Kim holds a master’s degree in business from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Penn State University.  Kim also received a CIO Certificate in the Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University.

David A. Erley

CFO
David A. Erley

David A. Erley

CFO

David Erley is the Chief Financial Officer for SAP NS2. He is responsible for all financial activities, including forecasting, business planning and analysis, driving finance efficiency and profitable revenue growth for SAP NS2. He was previously the CFO of SAP Canada, in Toronto Canada with over 2,000 employees and $700M in revenue and prior to that he was previously the vice president for the North American Services organization where he was responsible for $1.5B in revenue and the overall financial plans, forecasting and budgeting for the consulting and education lines of business. David reports directly to Mark Testoni, the CEO of SAP NS2.

David joined SAP in 1998 as a senior financial analyst. During his tenure with the company he has held numerous finance and management related positions including: senior director of finance supporting strategic industries, inside sales and the small and medium enterprises sales line of business.

Prior to joining SAP, David worked in various finance and business related positions at VerticalNet, Deloitte and Touche, Cox Enterprises and Bass Worldwide.

David is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of business administration in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brian Paget

CSO
Brian Paget

Brian Paget

CSO

Brian Paget is the Chief Strategy Officer for SAP National Security Services. In this role he focuses on the next generation of NS2 products and solutions as well as innovation for the company, partners and customers. He also leads go-to-market efforts, SAP technology integration, and operational strategy to improve corporate performance.

Prior to his role at SAP NS2 Brian spent 10 years at Adobe Inc. as Director of Technology for Adobe's Public Sector business, delivering innovation focused on digital experience solutions. While at Adobe Brian was involved in many large government IT initiatives including launching the first FedRAMP accredited SASS solution, leading a team as part of the tech surge after the healthcare.gov launch, and working closely with policy makers on key initiatives including the Whitehouse Open Source policy and the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act.

Laura Carmack

CHRO
Laura Carmack

Laura Carmack

CHRO

Laura serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for SAP National Security Services® (SAP NS2®). In that role, Laura is responsible for human resources and recruitment for the company.

Carmack's background and expertise include more than 21 years in human resources, with 16 of them being with Sybase, Inc. At Sybase, Inc. Laura was responsible for human resources for all of North America Sales and Services as well as Latin America. She has planned, implemented and evaluated employee relations as well as human resources policies, programs and practices.

Laura has also worked at Societe Generale in New York for several years in their human resource department in charge of their stagiaire program. This was where her HR career began after several years of teaching French at various private high schools.

Carmack is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where she majored in French with a concentration in Education.

Kim Kasprow

President, NS2 Mission
Kim Kasprow

Kim Kasprow

President, NS2 Mission

Kim Kasprow serves as President of NS2 Mission for SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) where she leads the national security mission-focused software and services lines of business comprised of three acquisitions—Volume Integration, Technology Management Associates (TMA), and Apex Expert Solutions.

Kim joined SAP NS2 in 2016 through the acquisition of Volume Integration, LLC, where she currently serves as President. Under Kim, Volume Integration increased Volume Analytics software sales by triple digits and won a $235M competitive contract within the IC. Kim has over 20 years of Business, Program Management, Operations and Finance experience, with extensive experience in the Federal Government, IC sector.

Prior to joining Volume Integration, Kim spent over 11 years with The Boeing Company where she advanced through a number of leadership roles and to include running large IC software development program.

Kim holds a Master’s in Management: Information Systems and Services from University of Maryland, a B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and a Master Certificate in IS/IT Project Management from Villanova University.

Mary Beth Hardy

CCO
Mary Beth Hardy

Mary Beth Hardy

CCO

Mary Beth is the Chief Culture Officer for SAP NS2.  In her role, she works with people across the organization to champion and enable the NS2 mission: We crush complex problems. We obsess over security. We make a difference.

Prior to joining NS2, Mary Beth founded and was president of MBHardy Consulting, a boutique leadership development firm. She worked with leaders across industries to cultivate and sustain high-quality team leadership, knowing the direct impact it has on the achievement of business results. Her diverse career path as a senior-level financial services executive, clinical psychologist and management consultant allowed her to form exceptional insights and make relevant, hard-hitting recommendations when consulting with business leaders.

As an internal talent management professional, she held the role of Senior Director of Talent Management at Cimpress N.V. (formerly Vistaprint), a publicly-held global mass customization company. In this role, she oversaw the design and implementation of various global talent management efforts including leadership development, high potential identification and succession planning. Prior to joining Cimpress, she was a Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Bank of America where she held both client-facing and enterprise-wide leadership development roles focused on executive assessment and development, team effectiveness, and senior team succession planning and management. Before taking on these internal corporate roles, Mary Beth was a Principal with RHR International LLP, a management consultancy, where her practice was focused on executive assessment, development, and onboarding; succession management; and management due diligence. While at RHR, she conducted numerous executive assessments across a variety of sectors, and advised senior executives and their teams in the areas of leadership development and effectiveness.

Mary Beth also spent 15 years in financial services, including seven years as Senior Vice President and Co-Director of trading for John W. Henry and Co., Inc. In this position, she reported directly to the Chairman and founder of the firm and had principle responsibility for trading and operations of a $2.2 billion client portfolio in the global foreign exchange, commodities, and futures markets.

Mary Beth earned her BBA in Finance from Pace University in New York and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She lives in Boston with her husband. She is a licensed psychologist in both Massachusetts and New York.

Dale Turza

Executive VP, Legal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Dale Turza

Dale Turza

Executive VP, Legal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives

Dale Chakarian Turza is the Executive VP, Legal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives of SAP National Security Services, Inc.® (SAP NS2®). Prior to joining SAP NS2, Dale was a Partner in the White Collar Defense and Complex Litigation Group of the New York law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP, and, prior to that, she was a Partner in the global law firm, Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells, LLP. With over three decades of experience, Dale is a nationally recognized expert in issues relating to national security, corruption, commercial and arms exports, boycotts and economic sanctions. In private practice, she represented many U.S. and foreign defense contractors, industrial companies, financial institutions, and news organizations, among others, and she handled numerous enforcement actions, internal investigations and compliance matters over the years.

Dale received her B.A. degree summa cum laude from Connecticut College for Women, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her M.A. degree from Columbia University and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center where she was editor of the Journal of Law and Policy in International Business. She has lectured extensively and has contributed numerous articles to the New York Law Journal, Asia Law and the Petroleum Economist.

Dale is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Her professional affiliations include the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Bar Association. She is past Vice Chair of the ABA's Task Force on Professional Responsibilities Regarding Money Laundering and past Vice Chair of the ABA's Task Force on International Standards for Foreign Corrupt Practices. Dale is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences of Columbia University, a 2011 Columbia University Alumni Medalist and a past Trustee of Connecticut College.

Frank Larkin

Vice President of Corporate Development
Frank Larkin

Frank Larkin

Vice President of Corporate Development

Frank Larkin joined SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) as Vice President for Corporate Development.

Prior to SAP NS2, Frank was the 40th United States Senate Sergeant at Arms. As chief law enforcement and executive officer of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms enforces rules of the Senate; provides a range of technical and administrative services to Senators in their Washington D.C., and state offices; and maintains security in the Capitol and Senate office buildings.

Frank has been a member of the federal Senior Executive Service for more than 10 years, serving as both the Acting Director and the Vice Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and Director of the Counter IED Operations-Intelligence Integration Center within the Department of Defense.

Frank served for more than two decades as a special agent in the United States Secret Service (USSS). He conducted complex criminal investigations and protected four US presidents, until his retirement as the Deputy Assistant Director for Protective Research and the agency’s Chief Technology Officer.

In the private sector, Frank was Director, Program Management & Leadership, for the Raytheon Company, and more recently, worked at Lockheed Martin’s Defense & Intelligence Solutions responsible as a senior program manager for intelligence community support.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Frank served as a special warfare operator in the Navy SEALs. After his Navy service, he was a uniformed patrol officer with the Norristown (PA) Police Department, a homicide detective with the Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney’s Office, and a Maryland State Trooper-Flight Paramedic.

Frank holds a BA degree in criminal justice and a MS degree in public administration from Villanova University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, to include the USSS Valor award, the Department of the Army’s Exceptional Civilian Service award and the Superior Civilian Service award.

Amy Isom

Chief of Staff and Vice President, Business Operation
Amy Isom

Amy Isom

Chief of Staff and Vice President, Business Operation

Amy Duffy Isom serves as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Business Operation for SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2). Amy is responsible for seamless collaboration across the senior management staff, as well as, sales processes and logistics across all lines of business.

Amy has over 17 years of experience in the technology industry. She began her career at PeopleSoft, proceeded to Oracle and joined SAP in 2006. Amy has held various roles across Sales Operations and Marketing. Amy has worked with many different sales industries, most notably with the U.S. federal sales team since 2008.

Amy holds a BS in human physiology from the University of Georgia.

Kristen Sanchez

Vice President, Public Relations and Communications
Kristen Sanchez

Kristen Sanchez

Vice President, Public Relations and Communications

Vice President of Public Relations and Communications at SAP NS2.

Sanchez's background and expertise includes more than 14 years in public sector marketing and communications. Prior to joining SAP NS2, she served as an Industry Marketing Director at SAP Public Services, focusing on the Federal and defense sectors. Before joining SAP, Sanchez spent five years at Oracle where she held both sales and field marketing positions focusing on the public sector market. Sanchez has also held account executive positions at INPUT and Upstart Vision, a public relations firm focusing on technology start-ups.

Sanchez is a graduate of Radford University, where she majored in communications with a concentration in public relations.

Frances Fragos Townsend

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Frances Fragos Townsend

Frances Fragos Townsend

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Frances Fragos Townsend is the Executive Vice President at MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc. Townsend was a corporate partner at the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP.

Previously, Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. Moreover, she spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice under the administrations of President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush.

Currently, Townsend is an on-air contributor for CNN as an expert on counterterrorism, national security, and homeland security. She is a director and chairs the compensation committees of three private companies' boards of directors and serves as a director of two public companies. She serves on numerous government advisory and nonprofit boards. In addition, she is a former chair of the Board of Directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and is a member of the board of the Bipartisan Policy Council. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

H. Lowell Brown

Member of the Board of Directors
H. Lowell Brown

H. Lowell Brown

Member of the Board of Directors

H. Lowell Brown has practiced law in Falmouth, Maine since 2000. A former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and an Assistant General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Brown was Assistant General Counsel of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 1991-2000. He has served as an independent special compliance officer for Raytheon Corporation and the DIRECTV Group to oversee compliance requirements of consent agreements entered into with the United States Government.

Brown currently serves as a director of two foreign-owned corporations that provide goods and services to the U.S. government. In addition, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Bangor Theological Seminary and serves as a member of the board of Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls, and as a director of the Maine Bar Foundation.

Brown is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Maine School of Law and is a frequent speaker on white collar crime. He has written law review and journal articles concerning compliance programs as well as the ethical and legal issues facing corporate counsel in regard to internal investigations. He is the author of High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Presidential Impeachment, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

William Vinson

Member of the Board of Directors
William Vinson

William Vinson

Member of the Board of Directors

William T. Vinson is a Director and the Chairman of the Westminster Free Clinic (pro bono), which provides free medical services to the homeless and working poor.

He also has assisted many major corporations in acquisition and corporate governance matters. Vinson retired in 1998 as the Vice President and Chief Counsel of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. He previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Lockheed Corporation (1992) and prior to that as Vice President-Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of Lockheed Corporation (1990).

Vinson joined Lockheed in 1975 as an attorney, serving as counsel on various major domestic and international programs, including those related to fleet ballistic missiles, strategic defense, space station, international launch joint ventures, offshore oil recovery and commercial ocean mining. In 1990, he moved to the corporate headquarters, where he served as counsel to management in a number of diverse legal situations.

Vinson has been a speaker on numerous occasions in the areas of U.S. Government Procurement Law, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and the FCPA, and has been included in "Who's Who in American Law" and "Who's Who in America."

David Aguilar

Advisory Board Member
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Advisory Board Member

David Aguilar is a Principal at GSIS where he advises clients on a broad range of national homeland and international security matters including border security and logistics, global trade and commerce, supply chain management and security, risk management, viability assessments, and strategic planning and implementation. Mr. Aguilar focuses on tailoring global risk management solutions related to supply chain security, customs compliance, and all issues related to border protection at and between international ports of entry.

David Aguilar retired from U.S. Government service on March 31, 2013 after having served 35 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the United States Border Patrol, acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience in border law enforcement and administration, domestic and international policing, strategy, tactics, and policy development. He served the last three and a half years of his career as the highest-ranking career officer in the United States’ largest federal law enforcement organization.

David V. Aguilar was appointed Acting Commissioner of U. S. Customs and Border Protection on December 30, 2011. As Commissioner, Mr. Aguilar led the United States government’s largest law enforcement organization with a workforce of 60,000, including 43,000 uniformed law enforcement officers. He strategically planned, formulated, and executed a yearly budget of nearly 12 billion dollars. He was responsible for the management and oversight of over 320 Ports of Entry, the security of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada, and the largest civilian Law Enforcement Air Force in the world.

Prior to being named Acting Commissioner, Mr. Aguilar had served as the Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner beginning on April 11, 2010. He served as chief operating officer, overseeing the daily operations of the agency. Mr. Aguilar’s primary responsibility was to ensure that CBP’s mission of protecting U.S. borders from all threats including terrorists and terrorist weapons was carried out effectively. Mr. Aguilar also acted as the agency’s strategic liaison to all other foreign and domestic agencies including other federal, state, local and foreign partners.

Mr. Aguilar served as National Chief of the United States Border Patrol from 2004 through 2010. During this time, he oversaw the largest expansion of the Border Patrol in its 88-year history, doubling its size to over 21,000 Agents. As National Chief, Mr. Aguilar was responsible for securing over 6,000 miles of land border between the ports of entry against the smuggling of illegal entrants, terrorists and terrorist weapons, illicit goods, narcotics, and weapons into the United States.

Mr. Aguilar’s leadership, professional integrity, and commitment to excellence have earned him numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award in 2008, the President’s Meritorious Excellence Award in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Lifetime Achievement Award.

RADM (retired) Brian L. Losey

Advisory Board Member
RADM (retired) Brian L. Losey

RADM (retired) Brian L. Losey

Advisory Board Member

Brian collaboratively guides corporate strategy, product and business development for autonomous edge maneuver and processing systems in Shield AI, Inc. As an independent consultant in Commons Federated, LLC, he provides senior advisory counsel and project support to organizations and enterprises seeking expertise in special operations technology applications and integration.

Brian transitioned from 33 years of service in the U.S. Navy and Special Operations community in 2016. He commanded U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. He served in key command and staff positions in Task Forces deployed to the Middle East, Central Asia, the Balkans and Africa, and has significant experience in contingency operations around the world. He served as a Director for Combatting Terrorism and Director for Maritime Security on the National Security Council Staff under the Bush and Obama Administrations.

Brendan McCord

Advisory Board Member
Brendan McCord

Brendan McCord

Advisory Board Member

Brendan is President of Tulco Labs and EVP of Tulco, a holding company that transforms static industries using AI. Previously, Brendan founded the U.S. Department of Defense Joint AI Center, authored the first DoD AI Strategy, and was Head of Machine Learning at the Defense Innovation Unit. Brendan led a team of deep learning researchers and engineers at a startup backed by Bill Gates and served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer. He is Board Member of the Harvard Data Science Review, Special Government Employee with the National Security Commission on AI, and affiliate at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI and Center for International Security and Cooperation. He holds an SB from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.

Wayne Rehberger

Advisory Board Member
Wayne Rehberger

Wayne Rehberger

Advisory Board Member

Wayne Rehberger served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Engility (EGL) from 2015 until his retirement in 2019. Mr. Rehberger held the same position with TASC, from 2010 to its subsequent merger with Engility in 2015. As CFO, he helped guide both companies through numerous high profile events as the industry cycled through a severe downturn, recovery, and a subsequent period of consolidation. Currently, Mr. Rehberger serves as a Director of QTS Realty Trust (QTS) and serves on both the Audit and Security Committees given his financial, cyber, and government security experience.

Originally recruited by TASC’s private equity owners after a spin-out, Mr. Rehberger’s initial objectives included building the corporate finance team and implementing the company’s first ERP system. Mr. Rehberger led TASC through a strategic re-positioning during the industry’s retraction, and was instrumental in closing the Engility/TASC merger. As Engility’s Chief Financial Officer, Rehberger was responsible for financial functions and activities, including capital markets activity, investor relations, external accounting, financial planning and reporting as well as information technology and cyber security.

During his tenure with both companies, he reported directly to multiple Chief Executive Officers and provided tenured advice and counsel to the company and its Board of Directors regarding strategy, enterprise risk management, cyber security and compensation. Mr. Rehberger was responsible for the integration of the two companies, which resulted in over $100M of synergies, and then undertook several major refinancing activities which saved the company $30M+ in annual interest expense.

In 2017, Virginia Business awarded Rehberger the Virginia CFO of the Year award for his outstanding commitment to financial stewardship and dedication to the success of Engility.

Finally, Mr. Rehberger worked closely with the new CEO to implement a strategic growth plan that included enterprise-wide talent, technology and cultural overhauls, which concluded with the acquisition of Engility by SAIC in early 2019 for $2.5 billion.

Prior to his CFO roles in the professional services industry, Mr. Rehberger served as the chief operating officer (COO) of XO Communications (XOXO). In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of XO’s operations, including marketing, sales, network operations, and technology. Before taking on the role of COO in 2004, Rehberger served as the company’s chief financial officer for more than four years. During that time, he led the company through a successful financial restructuring, amid acute shareholder activism, and the acquisition of the company by Icahn Enterprises. Subsequently, he managed the $450M acquisition and integration of Allegiance Telecom.

Formerly, Rehberger was affiliated with MCI Communications, where he held several broad financial roles, including senior vice president of finance, and served on the Concert Board (a one billion dollar MCI/British Telecom International Joint Venture). In prior financial management positions, he worked with MCI’s CFO and EVP of Corporate Development on multiple acquisitions and investments.

Mr. Rehberger began his corporate career with the KPMG consulting business in Washington, D.C. Rehberger also served for 10 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, achieving the rank of major. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University, and a MBA from the Moore School, University of South Carolina. He and his wife Marcy have four children and reside in Vienna, Virginia.

The Honorable Michael Rogers

Advisory Board Member
The Honorable Michael Rogers

The Honorable Michael Rogers

Advisory Board Member

Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Army and as an FBI special agent in Chicago. While in Congress, Mr. Rogers chaired the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) where he led the bipartisan Huawei investigation and report issued in 2012 and authorized and oversaw a budget of $70 billion which funded the nation's 17 intelligence agencies. Today, Mr. Rogers advises C-suite executives from Fortune 100 companies, providing analysis and expertise on the challenges facing companies operating in the digital era, as well as cybersecurity and executive leadership. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board at the MITRE Corporation, and as a Director at leading companies including CyberSponse, IAP, and 4IQ. He is also a partner in JD2, a technology holding company developing solutions in healthcare, energy efficiency, and communications. Additionally, Mr. Rogers is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University and a member of the Board of Trustees and the David Abshire Chair at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, where he directs the Center’s national security programs. Mr. Rogers is a regular public speaker on global affairs, cybersecurity, and leadership. He also serves as a regular national security commentator on CNN and hosts the channel’s documentary-style original series Declassified, offering viewers insights into America’s spy stories. Mr. Rogers is a 1985 graduate of Adrian College. He is married to Kristi Rogers and has two children.

 General (Retired) John F. Campbell

Advisory Board Member
 General (Retired) John F. Campbell

 General (Retired) John F. Campbell

Advisory Board Member

John Campbell retired from the US Army on 1 May 2016 after 37 years of active duty service. General Campbell was most recently the Commander of NATO Forces for the ISAF/Resolute Support Mission and Commander of United States Forces—Afghanistan from August 2014 to March of 2016. Prior to this command assignment, he served as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; the second highest ranking officer in the 1.1 million US Army. Prior to serving as the Vice Chief, General Campbell was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations-G3, 5, 7running the day to day operations of the US Army.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979, General Campbell began his career as an infantry officer with his initial assignment in Germany. Upon completion of this tour he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and Special Forces Qualification Course and he was assigned to his first of three tours to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Campbell subsequently commanded a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha in the 5th Special Forces Group, and then commanded an Infantry company in the 82nd Airborne Division. After a tour serving as a Professor of Military Science at the University of Calif-Davis, he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, deploying in support of Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. After promotion to lieutenant colonel he assumed command of the 2d Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Upon graduation from the Army War College and after a tour of duty on the Joint Staff, Campbell was promoted to colonel and then assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 82d Airborne Division and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He then assumed duties as the Executive Officer to the 35th Army Chief of Staff and upon promotion to brigadier general was assigned as theDeputy Commanding General (Manuever), 1st Cavalry Division and deployed as DCG Multinational Division Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the historic surge into Iraq in 2006-2007. After another tour on the Joint Staff as the Deputy Director for RegionalOperations he was promoted to major general and assigned as the Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 2010-2011 he deployed the entire division and assumed command of US and NATO forces as Commander, Combined Joint Task Force 101 in Bagram the operational headquarters for Regional Command East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. MilitaryAcademy and master’s degrees in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and MS in National Security Strategy from the Army War College. During his military service, General Campbell earned a number of individual and campaign awards and decorations to include the Defense Distinguished Service medal, threeDistinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, two Humanitarian Service Medals, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge as well as the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs.General Campbell is a member of the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., and API Technologies, member of the Organizational Executive Board of J.F. Lehman & Company; and member of the advisory board for SAP NS2 and AM General.

Robert Work

Bob Work 

Advisory Board Member
Bob Work 

Bob Work 

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Robert Work was the 31st Deputy Secretary of Defense, serving under three different Secretaries across two administrations. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Under Secretary of the Navy. 

Mr. Work served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for 27 years, retiring as a Colonel in 2001. He joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in 2002, where he wrote and spoke extensively on maritime affairs. He also was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. 

He is now the President and owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security and defense affairs, including defense strategy and policy; operational concepts; emerging and dual-use technologies; revolutions in war; the “Third Offset Strategy;” and defense programming and budgeting. 

Mr. Work holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois; a master of science in systems management from the University of Southern California; a master of science in space system operations from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a master in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 

Alan Wade

Alan Wade 

Advisory Board Member
Alan Wade 

Alan Wade 

Advisory Board Member

Alan Wade retired from federal service at the end of 2005 after a thirty five year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired as the Chief Information Officer, a position he held since 2001. 

Alan graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1973, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1978, he received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

Alan held a series of senior positions at CIA, including the Director of Communications, Director of Security, and Chief Information Officer. In his assignment as Chief Information officer, he was dual-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Intelligence Community. 

During his career, Alan’s contributions were recognized several times. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director’s Medal, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. 

Since retirement, Alan has worked with several early stage companies. He served on the boards of Safeboot N.V. (acquired by McAfee in 2007), Detica DFI (acquired by BAE Systems in 2008), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco in 2013) and Applied Communications Sciences (acquired by The SI Organization in 2013). He currently serves on the boards of the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA, Chiliad Inc. in Washington D.C. and Assyst Inc in Herndon VA. Additionally, Alan serves on public sector advisory boards of several technology companies, on the advisory board of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Va. Tech., and on the Board of the Organization of Retired CIA officers. 

Alan lives in Annandale Virginia with his wife and two children. 

Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers

Advisory Board Member
Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Michael Vickers is widely recognized as one of our nation’s top national security professionals. He was a key operational strategist for the two great wars of our time: the operation in the 1980s to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan that helped bring an end to the Cold War – the largest and most successful covert action program in the history of the CIA – and the ongoing war with al-Qa’ida. He played a major policy and planning role in the operation that killed Usama bin Ladin.

From 2011 to 2015, Vickers served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, an $80 billion, 180,000-person, global operation that includes the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Security Service, and the intelligence components of the Military Services and Combatant Commands.

From 2007 to 2011, he served as the first and only Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities. Vickers served as the “Service” Secretary for all Special Operations Forces – a 70,000-person, $10 billion enterprise with personnel deployed in 90 countries – and had policy oversight of all of DoD’s core operational capabilities – strategic forces (nuclear forces, missile defense, space, cyber), conventional forces (air, ground and maritime), and Special Operations Forces.

Earlier in his career, he served in the Special Forces and in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, and had operational and combat experience in Central America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.

Dr. Vickers has received the nation’s highest awards in the fields of intelligence and defense, including the Presidential National Security Medal.

Joanne Isham

Joanne Isham

Advisory Board Member
Joanne Isham

Joanne Isham

Advisory Board Member

Joanne O. Isham is an experienced and results-driven executive noted for her leadership skills, strategic acumen, loyalty and commitment to success. She consistently delivers against commitments. Joanne is currently the President of Isham Associates, LLC. Isham Associates partners with clients to identify and shape high value strategic business opportunities, address critical business and program challenges, develop a high-performance culture and position clients for success.

Joanne retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after a distinguished career as a Senior Executive in 2006. From 2001 until 2006, she served as Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In addition to effectively managing day-to-day activities in the midst of a national crisis, she was responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of mission critical systems. Previously she was the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the CIA. As the senior technical advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence she managed the research, development, deployment and operation of technical intelligence programs of national importance. During this timeframe, Joanne played a significant role in the creation of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s non-profit venture capital firm designed to allow the CIA to compete with the commercial marketplace with speed and agility.

An Intelligence Community professional since 1976, Joanne held many senior leadership positions in the CIA and other Intelligence Community organizations. Of particular note were her assignments as Director of Congressional Affairs for CIA, Deputy Director of the Resource Management Office and Director of Program Analysis of the Community Management Staff. In these assignments she was responsible for developing the legislative priorities for the Intelligence Community and CIA. She also had a trusted role in developing, overseeing and reviewing the National Intelligence Program budget. Previously, she spent a number of years on assignment to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as Director of Legislative Affairs and a Program Manager.

Upon her retirement, Joanne joined BAE Systems as the Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Network Systems where she was responsible for operations and identifying strategic opportunities for new mission focus within the Intelligence Community. Subsequently, she joined High Performance Technologies, Inc., as Chief Operating Officer. Her leadership responsibilities included the management and operational oversight of the firm specializing in computational science, enterprise technology and planning, and secure software development. She formed Isham Associates, LLC.

Joanne has received numerous awards throughout her career including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, the CIA and NGA Distinguished Intelligence Medals and the DIA Director’s Award.

In addition to serving on a number of corporate advisory boards, she is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Analytic Services, Inc., the Board of Visitors National Intelligence University, and the Board of Directors of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. Joanne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She resides in Virginia, with her husband, Brian, and their three daughters.

Michael W. Hewitt

RADM (retired) Michael W. Hewitt

Advisory Board Member
RADM (retired) Michael W. Hewitt

RADM (retired) Michael W. Hewitt

Advisory Board Member

Rear Admiral Michael Hewitt retired from active duty on 1 January 2014, after 31 years of service in the United States Navy.

A career naval aviator, RDML Hewitt distinguished himself across a diverse spectrum of defense-related competencies. He was not only an outstanding leader at the flag rank in naval aviation, he also had unqualified successes in major acquisition programs, legislative affairs, joint warfare, and most notably as lead for Information Operations, Cyberspace Operations, Non-Kinetic and Net warfare for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He was recognized as one of the department's leading experts in strategy for asymmetric warfare, non-kinetic warfare, and sensitive collaborations within the DoD, Interagency, and National Security Staff. Unique among naval Officers, Hewitt served six years in the Operations directorate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leading information ops, cyber warfare, and operational oversight of all DoD Special Access Programs. During this period, Hewitt was also assigned to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as his chief innovator and entrepreneur, standing up the department's first Special Programs Cross Functional Team. He was widely recognized by the Interagency and National Security Staff for his keen ability to create collaborative environments, spark innovation, and develop campaigns focused on difficult national security challenges.

As the founder and senior partner of HSH Analytics, Hewitt now provides his unique skill set to support new solutions in the national security environment. HSH Analytics is composed of unique leaders and technical experts who are dedicated to the pursuit of innovative problem solving and disruptive technologies. HSH provides unmatched expertise in special access program operational employment, future warfighting scenario development, and emerging technologies aligned to asymmetric warfare. HSH focuses on the nexus of intelligence and military operations across the DoD, IC and Interagency. Hewitt is an advisor for several corporate entities involved in cyber warfare, countering weapons of mass destruction, commercial capabilities for USG requirements, and advanced warfare concepts. Complementing his technical and advisory support to the private sector, RDML Hewitt is dedicating much of his time to support academic endeavors, think tanks and interagency task forces tackling our nation's most difficult national security challenges.

Nicholas Rasmussen

Nicholas Rasmussen

Advisory Board Member
Nicholas Rasmussen

Nicholas Rasmussen

Advisory Board Member

 Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen currently serves as Senior Director for Counterterrorism Programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. and as Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University (ASU). Rasmussen joined the McCain Institute and ASU on May 21, 2018 after having stepped down as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) on December 23, 2017. He is also currently serving as an intelligence and national security analyst/contributor with NBC news and MSNBC. 

Rasmussen is a senior national security professional with over twenty-seven years in U.S. government service, including in senior counterterrorism posts at the White House and in the U.S. Intelligence Community from 2001 to 2017. With a unique blend of experience as a senior policy executive and intelligence official, Rasmussen capped his federal government career as Director of NCTC, where he led more than 1,000 professionals from across the Intelligence Community, federal government, and federal contractor workforce. Rasmussen served in senior posts across three White House administrations, serving on the National Security Council (NSC) staff under Presidents Bush and Obama before being appointed Director of NCTC by President Obama and continuing his tenure at the request of President Trump’s administration in 2017. Rasmussen was one of only a handful of presidentially appointed officials held over from the Obama Administration to serve in the Trump Administration. 

In 2014, Rasmussen was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the fifth Director of NCTC. NCTC was created by Congress in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks to serve as the primary organization in the U.S. government for analysis and integration of all terrorism intelligence. As Director of NCTC, Rasmussen provided independent assessments on counterterrorism issues to the President and National Security Council, led and integrated the counterterrorism community on behalf of the Director of National Intelligence, and conducted strategic operational planning of U.S. counterterrorism activities in support of the President. He regularly testified before committees of the United States Congress in both open and closed session. 

During his tenure, Rasmussen prioritized deepening the Center’s intelligence analysis to support the U.S. government’s campaign against ISIS and expanding NCTC’s reach with federal, state, and local partners as well as the private sector and foreign allies. Prior to becoming Director, Rasmussen served as NCTC’s Deputy Director from 2012 to 2014. 

Rasmussen joined the counterterrorism community six days after the 9/11 attacks, serving as the Director of Regional Affairs in the Office of Combating Terrorism on President George W. Bush’s NSC staff from 2001 to 2004. Rasmussen rejoined the Bush Administration NSC in 2007 and continued his NSC service into President Obama’s administration to serve as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism. In this role, Rasmussen was charged with leading the development of U.S. counterterrorism policy and strategy, including supporting policy deliberations leading up to the U.S. military raid against Usama bin Laden. 

During his nearly eight years of service across two administrations at the White House and his nearly six years as both the Deputy Director and Director of NCTC, Rasmussen was a key participant in national security decision making on a wide range of issues, to include policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East, North and East Africa, Southeast Asia, as well as on issues impacting our Homeland Security capabilities. 

Rasmussen began his career at the Department of State in 1991 as a Presidential Management Intern and served at State for more than a decade in a variety of key positions. As Special Assistant to the State Department’s Middle East Coordinator, Ambassador Dennis Ross, from 1996-2001, Rasmussen was intimately involved in the Department’s work on the Arab-Israeli peace process. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant to Ambassador-at-Large Robert Gallucci supporting the negotiation and implementation of the U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework. 

A recipient of a bachelor’s degree with High Honors from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Rasmussen is also the recipient of the highest honors the U.S. Government awards to intelligence professionals and career civil servants, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2017, the Director of National Intelligence’s Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2016. In 2017, he was presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award by Wesleyan University during commencement weekend. 

Rasmussen has regularly provided expert analysis on terrorism and national security issues for major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, CNN, Fox News, PBS and National Public Radio. He previously served as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he taught a course on U.S. counterterrorism policy. He and his wife Maria reside in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Jack Devine

Advisory Board Member
Jack Devine

Jack Devine

Advisory Board Member

Jack Devine is a founding partner and President of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem solving. He is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA"). Mr. Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA's operations outside the United States from 1993-1995, where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992-1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA's sensitive projects in Latin America.

Between 1990 and 1992, Mr. Devine headed the CIA's Counternarcotics Center, which was responsible for coordinating and building close cooperation between all major U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies in tracking worldwide narcotics and crime organizations. From 1985-1987, Mr. Devine headed the CIA's Afghan Task Force, which successfully countered Soviet aggression in the region. In 1987, he was awarded the CIA's Meritorious Officer Award for this accomplishment.

Mr. Devine's international experience with the U.S. government included postings to Latin America and Europe. During his more than 30 years with the CIA, Mr. Devine was involved in organizing, planning and executing countless sensitive projects in virtually all areas of intelligence, including analysis, operations, technology and management.

He is the recipient of the Agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal and several meritorious awards. He is a recognized expert in Intelligence matters and has written articles for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Miami Herald, The World Policy Journal and Politico. He has also made guest appearances on National Press Club, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CSPAN as well as the History & Discovery channels, PBS, NPR and ABC Radio.

Mr. Devine resides in New York City and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has a Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance and is a Board Member of the CIA Memorial Foundation. Mr. Devine's book, "Good Hunting! A Spymaster's Story," will be published later this year. It focuses on his Agency career and the role of covert action in the past and the future. Mr. Devine speaks Spanish and Italian.

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