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Learn more about our distinguished panel of speakers for the 2019 General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium.

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    Dr. Lenczowski is the Founder and President of the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of national security and intelligence affairs in Washington, DC. From 1983-1987, he was the Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council and was principle Soviet Affairs Advisor to President Reagan. He has also served as an advisor to Congressmen Kemp and Courter. Dr. Lenczowski's key theme is the challenge of "Winning Without Warfare." He will discuss Russia’s strategic goals today to restore the Russian empire by using Information Warfare to achieve its goal, and likewise the Chinese goal to replace the U.S. as the global superpower by creating an environment conducive to technology theft, industrial espionage, immigration, and possibly colonization.


    Terry L. Thompson, PhD, lectures on cybersecurity at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he teaches graduate courses in Global Cybersecurity, CyberPolicy, and Cybersecurity Risk Management. Following a 30-year career in the Federal Government including 27 years at NSA, he served as a security advisor to MDOT for a year, and then joined Booz Allen Hamilton where he spent 15 years. As Vice President from 2011-2014, he led cybersecurity projects in the Middle East. He is also the author of Ideology and Policy: The Political Uses of Doctrine in the Soviet Union and writes on cybersecurity for The Conversation and Network Middle East.


    Dr. Eric Haseltine is an author, futurist, and Ph.D. neuroscientist. He has held several senior executive positions in private industry and the public sector. He was the associate director and CTO for national intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the director of research at the National Security Agency, an executive vice president at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a director of engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company. He has given several popular TED talks on the future of science and is an inventor with more than seventy patents and pending patents. For the past few years, he has been developing completely new forms of digital media, entertainment, and advertising, in addition to cutting-edge cyber and industrial security solutions. He lives in California with his wife, Dr. Chris Gilbert.


    Mr. Charles Gandy is a consulting engineer in the fields of intelligence, counterintelligence, and security. During his career he developed tactical SIGINT systems for remote control collections, information warfare, MASINT, tactical communications security, and electronic warfare. Among these systems are Guardrail, Explorer, Gunman, and many others. Mr. Gandy was responsible for fielding over 100 programs in support of US warfighters, working directly with HQ and field commanders including General William Westmoreland and his Chief Scientist, William O. McMillan. He was inducted into the NSA Hall of Honor in 2008.


    Mr. Roddy retired from NSA after 39 years of government service. Most of his career was within the COMSEC/INFOSEC/IAD organization. Over his career, he has received numerous awards including Presidential Rank Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. At present he is employed by FEDDATA supporting NSA, DARPA, IARPA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    His Symposium presentation on Project GUNMAN is about one of the most seminal counter intelligence investigations in the late 20th century, of which the effects can still be felt today within the intelligence community. The investigation was stimulated by the discovery of an antenna within a chimney in the US Embassy in Moscow. In Selectric typewriters subsequently returned to the U.S. by the Embassy, NSA discovered battery bar implants that had allowed the Soviets to read the entire text typed on those machines.


    Mr. James Gosler is a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and serves as a member of the Defense Science Board. His career has included 33 years at Sandia National Laboratories, and a 1989 assignment to NSA as the agency’s first Visiting Scientist. In 1993, he established and directed the Vulnerability Assessments Program and in 2002 he became Sandia’s sixth lab Fellow. In 1996, he joined the CIA as the Director of the Clandestine Information Technology Office responsible for the integration of technical and human operations. Mr. Gosler will convey to our audience the rationale behind the belief that a sophisticated offense can easily outmatch the capability of a defensive organization to protect its critical Information Technology (IT) systems.

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