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Mike McConnell

Mike McConnell is executive director of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida. McConnell was vice chair of the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton and is a former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy. During his naval career he served as director of the National Security Agency from 1992-1996. As a civilian, he served as the Director of National Intelligence for two years, a position of cabinet rank, under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Like the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, But for Cyber

The tasks of coordinating cybersecurity efforts and growing a cyber workforce is too big for a White House office and too fluid for a full department.

Defense Systems

What we must do now to prevent a cyber Pearl Harbor

We have the information and ability today to prevent a cyber Pearl Harbor. The question is, will we take steps to avoid it, or will we wait for it to happen?