KEYW Advisory Board
Charles E. Allen retired from the CIA after more than 40 years of distinguished service. His career covered the gambit from program management, analysis and production, collection management, and warning. He was the Assistant DCI for Collection and chaired the National Intelligence Collection Board. More recently, Mr. Allen served the Director of Homeland Security as the Under Secretary for Intelligence Analysis and Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis and Intelligence.
Jim Barnett has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Science from the United States Naval Academy. He has a Master of Science (Business Management) from the University of Laverne in Laverne, California. He has done additional course work in Business and Public Administration at the University of Alaska, Chapman College, University of Arkansas, and the Naval Post Graduate School. Mr. Barnett completed a 30 year career in the Navy beginning as a Surface Warfare Officer and culminating as a Cryptologist. During those 30 years he served in a variety of command and leadership positions at sea, overseas, and in the United States. His more than 12 years in the Pentagon on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Air Force, Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff exposed him to every aspect of Defense planning and programming as well as crises management and contingency execution. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Barnett joined the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as a Professional Staff member. He began as the "cross portfolio manager" and the research and development monitor. He then oversaw the National Reconnaissance Program portfolio before assuming responsibility for the Cryptologic Resource and Special Reconnaissance Programs.
As the Staff Liaison to Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Trent Lott (R-MS) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Mr. Barnett covered a variety of bi partisan issues and acted as a subject matter expert to the Committee as well as other Committees with relevant interests. From there, Mr. Barnett moved into industry where he became the corporate relations director for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance programs, products and capabilities for a multi-billion, multi-national Defense Contractor. His primary focus was cybersecurity, and intelligence collection, processing, and analysis systems from space to silt. He has over 40 years of multi disciplined management experience related to systems design, development, acquisition and sustainment. Working at every level of the government and within two of the three branches of government, Mr. Barnett has played a key role in building and deploying critical operational capabilities from the generation of baseline requirements to fielding and operations that continue to keep the world a safer and more secure environment. Mr. Barnett remains committed to fielding efficient, effective systems that make a difference for national security.
General Fiel entered the Air Force in 1981 as a graduate of Officer Training School. He has held a variety of assignments and has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. Additionally, he has held a variety of staff positions at major command, unified command, Air Staff and Secretary of the Air Force levels. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Vice Commander, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
General Fiel has significant experience in combat and leadership positions in major joint contingency operations. He commanded a special operations squadron during Operation Deliberate Force in Bosnia and Operation Noble Anvil in Kosovo operations. From September 2001 to March 2003, he was forward-deployed as the Joint Special Operations Air Component Commander in Operation Enduring Freedom. From May 2006 to April 2008, he was forward-deployed as a Task Force Commander multiple times for operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On January 26, 2011 Fiel was nominated by the Pentagon to replace Donald Wurster as the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.
Lieutenant General Rhett A. Hernandez is a retired officer in the United States Army and the former commander of the United States Army Cyber Command which is the Army’s service component to U.S. Cyber Command. Hernandez, as a major general, assumed the position upon its activation (which included the command receiving and perpetuating the lineage and honors of the former Second United States Army) on October 10, 2010, with its headquarters at Fort Belvoir Virginia. He received a promotion to lieutenant general on March 25, 2011. As head of US Army Cyber Command, Hernandez was responsible for planning, coordinating, and integrating the network operations and defense of all US Army networks. Hernandez also was tasked with conducting cyberspace operations in support of Army operations through his command of approximately 21,000 soldiers and civilians. Hernandez oversaw a command that brought an unprecedented unity of effort and synchronization of all Army forces operating within the cyber domain. Under Hernandez, the command concentrated its efforts on operationalizing cyberspace and improving Army capabilities in the cyberspace domain. As a first step, the command established the Army Cyber Operations and Integration Center collocating intelligence, operations, and signal staffs, together with a critical targeting function, and bringing a new synergy to Army cyberspace operations. To improve the Army’s cyber capabilities the command fielded a World Class Cyber Opposing Force at the National Training Center; developed new doctrinal concepts for Land-Cyber operations; and identified the Army’s capability requirements needed to fully operationalize the cyberspace domain and grow the Army’s cyber force.
Cindy E. Moran is the Director for Network Services and is responsible for managing the sustainment and program management of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN). In this position she is responsible for providing carrier class voice, video, data, and transport services for the Department of Defense (DoD). Ms. Moran previously served as the Chief, Center for Network Services, where she transformed the Network Services Center into a Directorate. She also served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer/Vice Director for Strategic Planning and Information (SPI), where she supported the DISA Director in decision making, strategy development and communicating that strategy both internally and externally; aligning DISA program execution with DoD strategy in planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding, and supporting global net-centric solutions; operating the Global Information Grid (GIG); information assurance; and management of DISA information technology resources.
Prior to her SES appointment, she was the Chief, Data Services Division. In that role, Ms. Moran was charged with the evolution of DoD’s operational networks. She was responsible for the design, procurement, engineering, and implementation plans, as well as the actual installation of the equipment in the networks. Before joining DISA, she held multiple positions in support of DoD Information Technology systems, to include hands-on network and system administration jobs. This hands-on experience at every level of implementation; operation, management, performance, and security provided a sound foundation and comprehensive knowledge of the dependencies of information systems and how to ensure that these dependencies are all accommodated for in any information system implementation.
Ms. Moran received her undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, European Division, in July 1988. She received her graduate certificate in Information Security Management from George Washington University in August 2002.
Alden V. Munson, Jr., recently served as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition. Prior to that position he had a distinguished industry career leading numerous space, intelligence, and information technology organizations and activities.
The NRO named Mr. Munson in the first group of Pioneers of National Reconnaissance, and he has received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. He continues to consult and advise a wide variety of U.S. Intelligence agencies and industry.
Admiral William Oliver Studeman retired from the Navy after more than 35 years of distinguished service. His service included extended periods as Acting Director of Central Intelligence, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, Director of the National Security Agency, and Director of Naval Intelligence.
He spent 10 years in industry and continues to serve on various government, university, and corporate advisory boards. He has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees and many commendations and citations.