2019 Faculty

 
 
 
Peter Warren Singer  is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Peter’s award winning books include  Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry ,  Children at War ,  Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century ; and  Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know  and  Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War , a technothriller crossed with nonfiction research, which has been endorsed by people who range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the co-inventor of the Internet to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones. His latest book is LikeWar (Oct 2018, HMH), which explores how social media has changed war and politics, and war and politics has changed social media. It was named an  Amazon  book of the year, a  NY Times  “new and notable,” and reviewed by  Booklist  as “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to. His past work include serving at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Harvard University, an editor at  Popular Science  magazine, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history

Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Peter’s award winning books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, a technothriller crossed with nonfiction research, which has been endorsed by people who range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the co-inventor of the Internet to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones. His latest book is LikeWar (Oct 2018, HMH), which explores how social media has changed war and politics, and war and politics has changed social media. It was named an Amazon book of the year, a NY Times “new and notable,” and reviewed by Booklist as “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to. His past work include serving at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Harvard University, an editor at Popular Science magazine, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history

Peter Warren Singer
Strategist
New America

William R. Evanina  is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, an organization he has led since June 2, 2014. He serves as the head of Counterintelligence (CI) for the U.S. Government and as the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence.    As the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Mr. Evanina is responsible for leading and supporting the CI and security activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Government, and U.S. private sector entities at risk from intelligence collection or attack by foreign adversaries. He oversees national-level programs and activities such as the National Insider Threat Task Force; personnel security and background investigations; continuous evaluation; information technology protection standards and compliance; CI cyber operations; supply chain risk management; threat awareness to sectors of the U.S. critical infrastructure; national-level damage assessments from espionage or unauthorized disclosures, CI mission management, and national CI and security training programs.    Under Mr. Evanina’s leadership, NCSC produces the President’s National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America, which is instrumental in raising foreign intelligence threat awareness, and closing critical CI and security gaps in Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Strategy was enhanced by a highly visible national outreach campaign “Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield,” raising public awareness of the threats posed by foreign intelligence services. Mr. Evanina chairs the National Counterintelligence Policy Board, and the Allied Security and CI Forum of senior CI and security leaders from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. His CI and security expertise is sought by the White House, Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, private sector executives, and U.S. allies.    Prior to his selection as the Director of NCSC, Mr. Evanina served as the Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Counterespionage Group where he led Intelligence Community agencies in identifying, preventing, and neutralizing espionage-related activities by foreign intelligence services. In 2013, Mr. Evanina was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.    In 2011, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Washington Field Office, where he led operations in both the Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions. In 2010, Mr. Evanina served as Special Assistant in the FBI’s National Security Branch where he was responsible for overseeing policy formulation, training, and finance.    In 2006, Mr. Evanina was promoted to Senior Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI’s Trenton, New Jersey, Resident Agency. Following this assignment, he was selected to be the Assistant Section Chief of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in 2009.

William R. Evanina is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, an organization he has led since June 2, 2014. He serves as the head of Counterintelligence (CI) for the U.S. Government and as the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence.

As the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Mr. Evanina is responsible for leading and supporting the CI and security activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Government, and U.S. private sector entities at risk from intelligence collection or attack by foreign adversaries. He oversees national-level programs and activities such as the National Insider Threat Task Force; personnel security and background investigations; continuous evaluation; information technology protection standards and compliance; CI cyber operations; supply chain risk management; threat awareness to sectors of the U.S. critical infrastructure; national-level damage assessments from espionage or unauthorized disclosures, CI mission management, and national CI and security training programs.

Under Mr. Evanina’s leadership, NCSC produces the President’s National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America, which is instrumental in raising foreign intelligence threat awareness, and closing critical CI and security gaps in Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Strategy was enhanced by a highly visible national outreach campaign “Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield,” raising public awareness of the threats posed by foreign intelligence services. Mr. Evanina chairs the National Counterintelligence Policy Board, and the Allied Security and CI Forum of senior CI and security leaders from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. His CI and security expertise is sought by the White House, Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, private sector executives, and U.S. allies.

Prior to his selection as the Director of NCSC, Mr. Evanina served as the Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Counterespionage Group where he led Intelligence Community agencies in identifying, preventing, and neutralizing espionage-related activities by foreign intelligence services. In 2013, Mr. Evanina was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

In 2011, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Washington Field Office, where he led operations in both the Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions. In 2010, Mr. Evanina served as Special Assistant in the FBI’s National Security Branch where he was responsible for overseeing policy formulation, training, and finance.

In 2006, Mr. Evanina was promoted to Senior Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI’s Trenton, New Jersey, Resident Agency. Following this assignment, he was selected to be the Assistant Section Chief of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in 2009.

William R. Evanina
Director
National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Brian Harrell  was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. Brian now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Recently recognized as Security Magazine's Most Influential People in Security, Brian is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at the Duke Energy Corporation. He is also the former Director of the Electricity ISAC and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber-attack. Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Brian Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. Brian now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Recently recognized as Security Magazine's Most Influential People in Security, Brian is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at the Duke Energy Corporation. He is also the former Director of the Electricity ISAC and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber-attack. Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Brian Harrell
Assistant Director
DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection

Thomas Moyer is the Head of Global Security for Apple Inc. He has overall responsibility for Apple’s global security program including crisis management, physical security, retail loss prevention, executive protection, security related investigations, and the secrecy of new products and prototypes. Thomas and his team were responsible for transforming Apple’s ability to identify leakers and revolutionized its supplier security program to prevent the theft of Apple’s intellectual property. Thomas received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley where he graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and worked as an Operational Intelligence Specialist for the US Navy.

Thomas Moyer is the Head of Global Security for Apple Inc. He has overall responsibility for Apple’s global security program including crisis management, physical security, retail loss prevention, executive protection, security related investigations, and the secrecy of new products and prototypes. Thomas and his team were responsible for transforming Apple’s ability to identify leakers and revolutionized its supplier security program to prevent the theft of Apple’s intellectual property. Thomas received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley where he graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and worked as an Operational Intelligence Specialist for the US Navy.

Thomas Moyer
Head of Global Security
Apple Inc.

Jennifer Kavanagh  is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and director of the Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. Her work focuses on U.S. military interventions, including factors that influence U.S. decisions to intervene and the characteristics that make interventions more or less successful, and U.S. force posture. She also studies military readiness and training, and gender in the military, particularly the integration of women into positions previously closed to them. Outside of her work for the U.S. Army, Kavanagh leads RAND's Countering Truth Decay initiative, a portfolio of projects exploring the diminishing reliance on facts and analysis in U.S. political and civil discourse. She is a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and also teaches research methods courses as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Kavanagh graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government and a minor in Russian language. She earned her Ph.D. in political science and public policy at the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Kavanagh is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and director of the Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. Her work focuses on U.S. military interventions, including factors that influence U.S. decisions to intervene and the characteristics that make interventions more or less successful, and U.S. force posture. She also studies military readiness and training, and gender in the military, particularly the integration of women into positions previously closed to them. Outside of her work for the U.S. Army, Kavanagh leads RAND's Countering Truth Decay initiative, a portfolio of projects exploring the diminishing reliance on facts and analysis in U.S. political and civil discourse. She is a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and also teaches research methods courses as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Kavanagh graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government and a minor in Russian language. She earned her Ph.D. in political science and public policy at the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Kavanagh
Senior Political Scientist
RAND Corporation

Marek N. Posard  is an associate sociologist at the RAND Corporation and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His primary area of research focuses on social problems in military organizations. Posard's research has focused on a range of topics, including diversity in the military, unit cohesion, social media use in military contexts, military families, and the recruitment and retention of personnel. Most of his research uses survey, experimental, or qualitative methods. Posard has Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. and B.A. in political science from Loyola University Chicago.

Marek N. Posard is an associate sociologist at the RAND Corporation and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His primary area of research focuses on social problems in military organizations. Posard's research has focused on a range of topics, including diversity in the military, unit cohesion, social media use in military contexts, military families, and the recruitment and retention of personnel. Most of his research uses survey, experimental, or qualitative methods. Posard has Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. and B.A. in political science from Loyola University Chicago.

Marek N. Posard, Ph.D.
Associate Social Scientist
RAND Corporation

Dr. Stephen Flynn  is the Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University where he leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. At Northeastern, he is also Professor of Political Science with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs.  Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience. He is co-author of the textbook, Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles (Routledge, 2018) and has led teams in conducting post-disaster infrastructure resilience assessments, initially with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and then from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2014, Flynn was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve as a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Council (HSSTAC). He also serves as chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Security Advisory Committee. Additionally, he holds research affiliations with the Wharton School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He previously served as Founding Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Dr. Flynn is also the principal for Stephen E. Flynn Associates LLC, where he provides independent advisory services on improving critical infrastructure security and resilience.  Before joining the faculty at Northeastern University in 2011, Dr. Flynn served as President of the Center for National Policy. Prior to that he spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Prior to September 11, 2001, Dr. Flynn served as an expert advisor to U.S. Commission on National Security (Hart-Rudman Commission), and following the 9/11 attacks he was the executive director of a blue-ribbon Council on Foreign Relations homeland security task force, again co-led by former Senators Gary Hart and Warren Rudman.He served as the principal advisor to the bipartisan Congressional Port Security Caucus, advised the Bush Administration on maritime and homeland security issues, and after the November 2008 election of President Barack Obama, served as the lead policy advisor on homeland security as a part of the presidential transition team. From 2003-2010 he served as a member of the National Research Council’s Marine Board.

Dr. Stephen Flynn is the Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University where he leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. At Northeastern, he is also Professor of Political Science with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs.

Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience. He is co-author of the textbook, Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles (Routledge, 2018) and has led teams in conducting post-disaster infrastructure resilience assessments, initially with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and then from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2014, Flynn was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve as a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Council (HSSTAC). He also serves as chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Security Advisory Committee. Additionally, he holds research affiliations with the Wharton School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He previously served as Founding Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Dr. Flynn is also the principal for Stephen E. Flynn Associates LLC, where he provides independent advisory services on improving critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Before joining the faculty at Northeastern University in 2011, Dr. Flynn served as President of the Center for National Policy. Prior to that he spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to September 11, 2001, Dr. Flynn served as an expert advisor to U.S. Commission on National Security (Hart-Rudman Commission), and following the 9/11 attacks he was the executive director of a blue-ribbon Council on Foreign Relations homeland security task force, again co-led by former Senators Gary Hart and Warren Rudman.He served as the principal advisor to the bipartisan Congressional Port Security Caucus, advised the Bush Administration on maritime and homeland security issues, and after the November 2008 election of President Barack Obama, served as the lead policy advisor on homeland security as a part of the presidential transition team. From 2003-2010 he served as a member of the National Research Council’s Marine Board.

Dr. Stephen Flynn
Founding & Executive Director
Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

Mr. Mattice has an exceptionally strong corporate track record serving for over 35 years as a senior executive for three major U.S. based global corporations, (Northrop, Whirlpool and Boston Scientific) and one mid-cap company (Wescom, Inc.) all of which are in dramatically different business sectors. His corporate experience-base traverses the defense & intelligence, electronics, life sciences, consumer products and service industries. Mr. Mattice is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both the government and private sector for his work and contributions.  Lynn is considered one of the top subject matter experts in the fields of enterprise risk management, business intelligence programs, cybersecurity, information asset protection (including intellectual property, trade secrets, brand protection & anti-counterfeiting), corporate security, and management systems. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute; a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security; and, is Chairman Emeritus of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute.  He served as a member of the Inaugural Advisory Board for the National Counterintelligence Center (which is now known as the National Counterintelligence and Security Center) and served on the Presidential Task Force established under President George H.W. Bush that established the National Industrial Security Program. This unique task force’s members included the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the CIA and key industry representatives. He also served as a member of the Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, where he remains a Senior Advisor. Additionally, he was one of the founders and member of the Inaugural Board of Directors for the International NGO Safety & Security Association. He also served for several years on the Steering Committee for the Global Congress on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy, which was established jointly by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization.  He served three terms on the Board of Directors for the International Security Management Association, where he remains a life member, and spent several years as a member of ASIS-International’s Standards and Guidelines Commission. He has authored numerous articles and is a contributing author to a number of books. He is board certified in risk and information systems controls (CRISC) and has been recognized as an expert witness at both the state and federal level.

Mr. Mattice has an exceptionally strong corporate track record serving for over 35 years as a senior executive for three major U.S. based global corporations, (Northrop, Whirlpool and Boston Scientific) and one mid-cap company (Wescom, Inc.) all of which are in dramatically different business sectors. His corporate experience-base traverses the defense & intelligence, electronics, life sciences, consumer products and service industries. Mr. Mattice is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both the government and private sector for his work and contributions.

Lynn is considered one of the top subject matter experts in the fields of enterprise risk management, business intelligence programs, cybersecurity, information asset protection (including intellectual property, trade secrets, brand protection & anti-counterfeiting), corporate security, and management systems. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute; a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security; and, is Chairman Emeritus of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute.

He served as a member of the Inaugural Advisory Board for the National Counterintelligence Center (which is now known as the National Counterintelligence and Security Center) and served on the Presidential Task Force established under President George H.W. Bush that established the National Industrial Security Program. This unique task force’s members included the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the CIA and key industry representatives. He also served as a member of the Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, where he remains a Senior Advisor. Additionally, he was one of the founders and member of the Inaugural Board of Directors for the International NGO Safety & Security Association. He also served for several years on the Steering Committee for the Global Congress on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy, which was established jointly by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization.

He served three terms on the Board of Directors for the International Security Management Association, where he remains a life member, and spent several years as a member of ASIS-International’s Standards and Guidelines Commission. He has authored numerous articles and is a contributing author to a number of books. He is board certified in risk and information systems controls (CRISC) and has been recognized as an expert witness at both the state and federal level.

Lynn Mattice
Managing Director
Mattice & Associates Co-Chair Executive Summit Series

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