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William Landay

Vice Adm. William Landay serves as the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a position he has held since August 2010. The DSCA is the agency responsible for foreign military sales, and as its director, Landay provides leadership, management and oversight of programs for sales, training and humanitarian assistance …

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Bob Butler

Robert “Bob” Butler is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, a position he has held since 2009. In this role, he is responsible for providing policy advice and support to the defense secretary and other senior defense officials by creating and recommending strategies to improve the department’s …

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Rear Adm. Greg Smith

  Rear Adm. Greg Smith is the deputy chief of staff for communication for U.S. and NATO International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, a position he has held since 2009. Smith is responsible for all communication activities in theater, including public affairs, military information support operations and traditional communication. He …

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Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate was a deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism in the George W. Bush administration. He now serves as a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in the D.C. think tank’s Transnational Threats Project. Before joining the National …

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Timothy J. Healy

Timothy J. Healy was appointed director of the Terrorist Screening Center in May 2009. The TSC is an FBI organization tasked with identifying suspected or potential terrorists and administering the government’s terrorist watchlist. Prior to being named TSC director, Healy served as an FBI special agent and as a program …

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Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider, now a principal with The Chertoff Group, previously served as deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the 220,000 employee-strong agency and was responsible for an annual budget of $52.6 billion. Earlier, as undersecretary for management, he was responsible for …

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Jack Holt

Jack Holt serves as a public affairs planner in the Defense Department’s Defense Media Activity. He previously headed the Defense Department’s “new media” strategies as a senior strategist for emerging media for DMA. The emerging media office was created by the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review — the Pentagon’s four-year planning …

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GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly

Mindy Connolly joined the General Services Administration in February 2011 after serving as the senior policy analyst at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy where she led the agency’s natural resources division. In her role there, she was instrumental in President Barack Obama’s 2009 federal executive order aiming to cut …

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William J. Lynn III

William J. Lynn III was named the 30th deputy secretary of defense by President Barack Obama in 2009. He worked in a number of positions in the Defense Department, including director of program analysis and evaluation, as well as DoD comptroller, a position he served in from 1997 to 2001. …

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James W. Cluck

James W. Cluck is the deputy for acquisitions for the U.S. Special Operations Command based at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. In his role at USSOCOM and as a member of the Senior Executive Service, he is responsible for all special operations forces research, development, acquisition, procurement and logistics. …

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