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  • A systems engineer with nine years of experience in the Intelligence Community working on science and technology issues.  A broad range of technical experience and an ability to support open-ended analytical investigation. Expertise with "Big Data," specializing in scientific data for the purpose of understanding technological trends. Analytical experience with data visualization in order to make sense of large amounts of data.
  • A senior counterproliferation expert in the areas of chemical and biological weapons intelligence analysis, policy, and biosecurity.  He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and actively advised the Department of Defense and Special Operations communities on technical activities.  He developed and implemented numerous domestic and international engagement and assessment methodologies to reduce risks of misuse of biological materials. 
  • A retired Deputy Executive Director for Border Security and Facilitation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  In that capacity he worked closely with the Office of Intelligence and Office of Anti-Terrorism. Prior to the creation of DHS, served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Inspections at the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Responsibilities included the operational oversight of immigration processing at all air, land and seaports in the United States and at numerous pre inspection sites abroad.  Developed many close working relationships over the years throughout the federal, state and local law enforcement community and was instrumental in outreach efforts to his immigration counterparts around the world.  While working for INS also served as a Desk Officer/Area Specialist for the Intelligence Community at the Interagency Counterterrorist Center where he promoted Interagency coordination and cooperation within the Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities.
  • A senior transportation security expert with nearly four decades of experience in the legislative and executive branches of the government, and as a consultant.  He was the FAA Director of Civil Aviation Security Policy, and the FAA Director of Civil Aviation Security Operations in the United States for nine years, and oversaw security at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for three years.  After retiring as a senior executive, he helped DHS tackle information sharing, developed a unique database for DHS on terrorist attacks against public surface transportation and developed and delivered effective training programs using that database for the transit and surface transportation communities and for TSA’s Bomb Appraisal.  He has co-authored two opinion editorials, and nine publications on air and public surface transportation. A senior intelligence operations officer with extensive experience in Latin America and the Middle East.   Worked effectively with a wide range of foreign and domestic partners.  Recognized for his innovative approach to integrating technology into operations and his successful work in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency.  Highly creative and skilled at identifying and overcoming  obstacles."
  • A national security lawyer and policy advisor on the Hill, in the Intelligence Community, and in academia who has completed fellowships in the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy (2005-2006) and at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (2004). Served as the General Counsel (2001-2003) and Minority Counsel (2000-2001) for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was responsible for developing, drafting, and negotiating Title IX of the USA-PATRIOT Act, "Improved Intelligence." Developed policy and drafted the public law provisions in the Senate Intelligence Authorization Bills for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003. These included amendments to the National Security Act of 1947 and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. Oversight responsibilities for her committee regarding operational and policy issues in international terrorism, covert action, counterintelligence and electronic surveillance.  Served as Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, as deputy legal advisor to the Counterterrorist Center in the agency's Directorate of Operations. Provided guidance including issues related to overseas covert operations, criminal law, human rights, and interaction among US intelligence agencies and with law enforcement. 
  • A former managing director of a European bank, economist and financial analyst whose career has engaged both the private sector and the national security space.  He held several private financial sector positions with P&L and balance sheet responsibility, through which he gained an in-depth operating knowledge of international financial markets, payments systems, corporate formations, cross border financing and all aspects of bank operations and compliance requirements.   He subsequently worked for nearly 20 years as a freelance consultant in the areas of financial and commercial operations to U.S. Government agencies and private companies in the national security and law enforcement spaces.  In that capacity, he has advised on, structured and run numerous covert financial, commercial and technical operations targeting the areas of counter-narcotics, money laundering, proliferation and terrorist financing, drug interdiction, the tracking of money flows and the provision of operational funding support.  He has assisted in the development of research models for analyzing illicit banking operations and advised on a number of undercover law enforcement efforts.  He spent five years as a director and audit committee member for a NASDAQ listed corporation.  
  • A Central Intelligence Agency officer for eight years focusing on intelligence collection management. The expert currently runs her independent consulting company specializing in intelligence collection, management, and training.
  • A retired senior Central Intelligence Agency Operations Officer with expertise in both the clandestine HUMINT operational tradecraft  arena and in the instructional design and delivery fields.  Recipient of 22 CIA Exceptional Performance Awards and numerous other honors.  Well-versed in intelligence collection, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorist, foreign liaison operations, covert action and security topics and well-recognized instruction, facilitation, briefing and public speaking skills.  Wide-ranging experience with various Intelligence Community agencies.

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