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Michael J. Morell

Chairman, SAP NS2 Advisory Board

Michael J. Morell

Michael Morell, the recently retired Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is one of the country's most prominent national security professionals, with extensive experience in intelligence and foreign policy. During his 33-year career at CIA, Michael served as deputy director for over three years, a position from which he managed the Agency's day-to-day operations, represented the Agency at the White House and Congress, and maintained the Agency's relationships with intelligence services and foreign leaders around the world. Michael also served twice as Acting Director, leading CIA when Leon Panetta was named Secretary of Defense and again after David Petraeus left government. Michael's senior assignments at CIA included serving for two years as the Director of Intelligence, the Agency's chief analyst, and for two years as Executive Director, the CIA's top administrator—managing human resources, the budget, security, and information technology for an agency the size of a Fortune 200 firm.

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Ambassador John Negroponte

Chairman, Intelligence and National Security Alliance

Ambassador John Negroponte

Ambassador John D. Negroponte became Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) on January 1, 2013. As Chairman, Ambassador Negroponte will preside over, guide and manage INSA's Board of Directors. He will work with the Board and staff to further develop and implement INSA's strategic vision, policies and programs to advance the interests of the INSA membership.

Ambassador Negroponte has held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has served as Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as Director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as Deputy National Security Advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as Deputy Secretary of State, where he served as the State Department's chief operating officer.

While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company's international activities. During those years he was also chairman of the French-American Foundation.

In 2009 Ambassador Negroponte joined McLarty Associates as Vice Chairman and began a part-time position at his alma mater, Yale University, as a distinguished senior research fellow in grand strategy and as a lecturer in international affairs. He serves as Chairman of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and as a trustee of the Asia Society. He is also Co-Chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Society and a member of Secretary of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

Ambassador Negroponte has received numerous awards in recognition of his more than four decades of public service, including the State Department's Distinguished Service Medal on two separate occasions, the highest award which can be conferred by the Secretary of State, and on January 16, 2009, President Bush awarded Ambassador Negroponte the National Security Medal for his outstanding contributions to U.S. national security.

Dr. Stephen A. Cambone

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

Dr. Stephen A. Cambone

Dr. Cambone is an independent consultant, drawing on his extensive experience in government and business to advise public and private sector leaders and managers in strategic plans and planning, operations, resource allocation and the use of technology to transform operations and business practices to increase capability and effectiveness, improve efficiency and achieve mission (public sector) or financial (private sector) objectives.

He is the founder of Adirondack Advisors, LLC, and is an advisor to start up and early stage technology companies, public and private companies that service the national security market, and non-profit organizations. He sits on the Proxy Board of MDA IS LLC and chairs its Government Security Committee. He is the Thomas W. Smith Senior Fellow at the Ryan Center, Villanova University, and a member of the board of the Rumsfeld Foundation.

From 2007-2012 he served in senior corporate positions for QinetiQ North America. As Senior and later Executive Vice President for Strategic Development, his responsibilities included QNA's long-term strategic planning efforts, including mergers and acquisitions. As President of QNA's Mission Solutions Group (MSG), a $500M business supporting federal civilian agencies and the Intelligence Community, he was responsible for the integration of a number of QNA acquisitions into a single business unit. During his tenure MSG was awarded the largest contract in QNA's history at $1.8 billion to support NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Prior to joining QNA, Dr. Cambone served from 2001-2006 in the Department of Defense. During that time he was twice nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for senior positions in DOD, including as the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

As a senior official in the Department of Defense, Dr. Cambone led the development of the Department's 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the DOD's premier strategic planning effort. In response to the guidance provided by the QDR, he directed a review and revision of the Department's contingency plans for operations abroad and the military command structure, which resulted in part in the creation of Northern Command with responsibility for homeland defense. He also directed the analysis supporting significant initiatives in DOD's FY 2004 budget and its FY 2004-2009 future years defense plan to develop capabilities to complement the strategic direction provided by the QDR.

Dr. Cambone completed his tenure at the Pentagon as the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, responsible for the oversight of DOD's intelligence policy, activities and budgets and its relationship with the Director of National Intelligence and the broader Intelligence Community.

In recognition of his accomplishments while serving in DOD, Dr. Cambone was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal by the Director of National Intelligence.

During the 1990s, he served as staff director for two congressionally mandated and highly influential commissions: one on ballistic missile threats to the US and the other on the organization and management of space assets by the US government. He was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Director of Research at the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University. During this time Dr. Cambone published and presented widely in the United States and abroad on national security topics.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Cambone served on the staff of the Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a Deputy Group Director for a consulting firm in Washington, DC and as an office director in the DOD.

He is a member of the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the board of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of the Volgenau School of IT and Engineering at George Mason University.

Dr. Cambone received his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in political science from Claremont Graduate School and his Bachelor's degree in political science from The Catholic University of America.

Jack Devine

President, The Arkin Group, LLC

Jack Devine

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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Ken Dilanian

Intelligence Writer, Associated Press

Ken Dilanian

Ken Dilanian covers the intelligence community in the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press. He previously wrote about national security for the Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he spent three years as a Rome-based foreign correspondent making frequent trips to Iraq. A 1991 graduate of Williams College, he lives in Capitol Hill's Eastern Market neighborhood with his wife and two young sons.

Michael W. Hewitt

Founder and Senior Partner of HSH Analytics

Michael W. Hewitt

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.

Adam Karcher

Deputy Director - Office of Data Exploitation
National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force

Adam Karcher, NCIJTF Deputy Director, Office of Data Exploitation, oversees the acquisition and analysis of the broad spectrum of domestic cyber threat data at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF). In this role, DD Karcher leads the engineering and analysis efforts focused on the integration and visualization of cyber threat data, to include the teams of technical analysts assigned to track major threats to US National Security, and the intelligence production teams charged with synthesizing this analysis into products designed to impact investigations and operations.

In his 10 years at the FBI, DD Karcher has almost exclusively conducted field investigations into computer network exploitation (CNE) activity conducted by nation-state adversaries or provided program management guidance in support of national security investigations from Cyber Division headquarters. Prior to his service in the FBI, DD Karcher utilized his education in molecular biology in research at the National Cancer Institute and then in the private sector as a bioinformatics specialist focused on the detection of genetic targets for drug development at the genomic level.

Carmen Krueger

Senior Vice President and GM, Cloud Operations, SAP NS2

Carmen Krueger

Carmen Krueger serves as the General Manager of the Cloud line of business for SAP National Security and Services (SAP NS2), where she is responsible for the stand up and operation of the SAP NS2 U.S. Federal Secure Cloud.

Prior to this position, Carmen served as a Vice President of Sales with SAP America, leading sales teams across the federal government, aerospace, and defense markets.

Since joining SAP, Carmen has had a unique career, holding both sales and strategy positions. She started in 2005 as an Industry Principal, developing the overall industry strategy and solution direction for the federal government market. Next, she led a team of Solution Principals focused on the rollout of new solutions and products. In 2008, Carmen moved into a direct sales role, assuming the position of Account Executive for strategic customers in aerospace and defense, and state and local government.

Carmen began her software career at Siebel Systems and worked in a variety of positions, including identifying investment targets for the Venture Group, supporting sales operations for the head of global sales, and assisting with product marketing for the Public Sector team.

While in law school, Carmen joined the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. She was first assigned as Trial Counsel representing the government in court-martials and administrative proceedings. She also served as the principal legal advisor to the Navy's Basic Training Center while managing the Recruit Training Command Legal Office.

Carmen holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a B.S. in political science from Arizona State University. She is admitted to practice in the State of Arizona.

Bob Palmer

Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation, SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2)

Bob Palmer

Bob first joined the SAP organization in 1999, and since joining SAP NS2 in 2012 he has been focusing on empowering clients in the national security mission with solutions for data management, data analysis and visualization, data quality, and data integration. Bob earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and a Master's degree from Indiana University Bloomington. His white papers on the Visualization and Analysis of Big Data are currently available for download from, as well as Government Executive, Government Computer News, and Federal Computer Week.

Max R. Peterson, II

AWS Director & General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector

Max R. Peterson II

Max Peterson is AWS Director and General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. Mr. Peterson is responsible for developing and supporting AWS public sector partnerships with system integrators, solution providers, independent software vendors and value added resellers. AWS' rich partner ecosystem plays a key role enabling government and education customers to leverage AWS cloud solutions. Mr. Peterson's AWS Capture and Contracts teams are responsible for identifying and winning large public sector programs and performing pre- and post-award contract management.

Mr. Peterson is a public sector industry veteran with over twenty-five years of experience. He joined Amazon Web Services in February 2012. Prior to joining Amazon, he was Vice President and General Manager for Dell Federal Civilian and Intelligence Agencies. Before joining Dell in May 2007, Mr. Peterson held executive management positions at CDWG where he was Vice President of Federal Sales and Commerce One where he was Vice President of Public Sector Sales. Among Mr. Peterson's government IT accomplishments, at Commerce One, his organization was responsible for many e-government “firsts” such as Navy Seaport and GSA's FirstGov.Gov citizen portal.

Mr. Peterson earned both a bachelor's degree in finance and master's of business administration in management information systems from the University of Maryland. He is an active member of the Industry Advisory Council, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and past board member of the Government Information Technology Executive Council.

Terry Roberts

VP for Cyber Engineering & Analytics, TASC

Terry Roberts

Terry Roberts is the VP for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running Cyber/IT and Financial & Business Analytics cross cutting, innovative services within all of TASC's four business Sectors and leading customer strategy and engagement within TASC's Cyber, SIGINT, Security Sector. Prior to coming to TASC, Terry was the Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire US Interagency, with a special focus on technical innovation, transition and acquisition excellence across today's cyber/computing environment.

Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Terry Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information- warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than $5 billion in resources, technologies, and programs globally, working seamlessly with the entire defense-intelligence and Intelligence Community senior leadership.

Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Ms Roberts served as the Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI). At USDI, she led the creation, establishment, and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the Services, the Combat Support Agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The program encompasses more than 30 percent of the intelligence resources, capabilities, and manpower of the U.S. government.

An intelligence professional since 1979, Ms Roberts has held many senior intelligence positions, including Director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH; Director, Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office (manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program); Director, Naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis at the Office of Naval Intelligence; special assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the Chief of Staff for the Director Military Intelligence Staff. In addition, Ms Roberts has directed, conducted, and enabled intelligence operations globally, with much of this work being focused on the requirements, planning, and implementation of intelligence and communications technologies, software, and architectures.

Ms Roberts is the Co-Chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Council and four Task Force efforts, an active Member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee and Engagement Committee Chair for Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP).

Her personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; the Navy Senior Civilian Award of Distinction, the NGA Personal Medallion for Excellence; the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award; the Director of Central Intelligence National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction; the National Intelligence Reform Medal; and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

Jill Tummler Singer

Chief Executive Officer of Tummler Singer Associates

Jill Tummler Singer

Jill Tummler Singer recently completed 27 years of federal service and is now the Chief Executive Officer of Tummler Singer Associates, LLC, and a partner at Deep Water Point. Singer advises clients on transformation, strategy, leadership, and technology, and she is an outside director and advisory board member to several companies in the intelligence and defense spaces. Singer serves as an Executive-on-Grounds for the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is co-chair of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee. She is also an accomplished speaker and published author (see

As a federal employee, she was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the Deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service for the Department of State. She held industry positions with Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC), GE Aerospace, and IBM. She received her MS in Systems Analysis and BS in Computer Science from the University of West Florida. She graduated from several leadership programs including the Federal Executive Leadership Program and the University of Virginia's (UVA) Executive Leaders Program.

Jill Singer has received numerous awards including GovConExec Wash100 (2013); CloudNow's Lifetime Achievement in Information Technology Legacy Award (2013); Top Ten Global Breakaway CIO (2012); Top Ten Women in Cloud (2012); Ten Most Powerful Women in Federal Technology (2011); CIA Mentor of the Year (2010); CIO Executive Council "Ones to Watch" (2010); and CIO Magazine Stand-Out Award for Collaboration and Influence (2010).

Alan Wade

Former CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency

Alan Wade

Alan Wade retired from federal service at the end of 2005 after a 35-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired as the Chief Information Officer, a position he held since 2001.

Wade 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, California; Chiliad Inc. in Washington, DC; and Assyst Inc. in Herndon, Virginia. Additionally, he serves on the public sector advisory boards of several technology companies; on the advisory board of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech; and on the Board of the Organization of Retired CIA officers.

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

Ken Westbrook

Consultant, Crumpton Group

Ken Westbrook

Ken Westbrook joined Crumpton Group in May 2013. Crumpton Group provides intelligence-based advice to the private sector to help companies resolve hard problems, anticipate challenges, and maximize opportunities.

Prior to Crumpton Group, Mr. Westbrook served for 33 years with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, including four years in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). During his CIA career, Mr. Westbrook served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions, including:

  • Deputy Chief, Interagency Balkan Task Force;
  • Chief, Nuclear Weapons Security Task Force; and
  • Director, Business and Information Strategy, where he established the strategic direction for the Directorate of Intelligence's use of information technology in support of CIA's analytical mission.

At ODNI, Westbrook served as Director, Information Sharing and Mission Requirements, in the Office of the Intelligence Community's CIO. He conceived and led numerous projects that significantly improved information integration, sharing, and protection. He also headed the “Share and Protect” subgroup of the Interagency Committee formed by the White House to address the “WikiLeaks” crisis.

Westbrook is a graduate of Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. He also holds Master's degrees from the U.S. College of Naval Warfare (National Security and Strategic Studies) and from Georgetown University (Government).

He is a recipient of numerous CIA and Intelligence Community awards, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal and the William L. Langer Award, the highest commendation offered by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence.