Innovative and decisive leader in the national security community. Frequently called upon by the White House, Pentagon, NATO and other international partners for insight and advice. Has lived and conducted business on five continents. Formerly: worked in national security policy, defence planning, and intelligence analysis, with posts both inside and outside government, in the US and abroad; directed 8 research and engineering centres, with over 7,000 scientists, engineers, and analysts working around the globe; led a policy think tank, National Defense University, focused on the intersection of technology and national security. Since 2002, has held a variety of leadership positions in the national security community, with frequent emphasis on strategy, policy, and learning. Chief Technology Officer, Alion Science and Technology, an advanced science and engineering company with 80 years of experience applying cutting-edge science and technology to solve complex problems. Member, International Security Council, World Economic Forum. Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University. Interests: yoga; combatting human trafficking.