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.
Mr. George Cotter retired from the NSA after more 60 years of distinguished service. His career included tours as an analyst, technical leader, manager, and senior executive. He served as Chief of Staff to the Director, Deputy Director for Telecommunications and Computer Services and Chief Scientist. Mr. Cotter established the DoD Computer Security Center, revitalized the High Performance Computer Program, and reestablished the Information Technology Directorate. More recently, Mr. Cotter served the Director of National Intelligence as a Senior Cryptologic Advisor.
Before starting Old Guy's Wisdom, from March 2000 through August 2011, he worked at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) variously as Corporate Vice President and Director for Intelligence Programs in the Space, Intelligence and Information Sector, as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mission Integration Business Unit in SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology Group, and as Senior Vice President and Director of SAIC's Shared Services Center.
Previously, Mr. Hazlewood managed and led SAIC's Shared Services Center in Oak Ridge, TN, Huntsville, AL, and Tucson, AZ. In that role, he directed SAIC's "back office" support organization, providing a range of HR, finance, procurement, and security shared services to SAIC's US-based workforce. Under Hazlewood's leadership, the Shared Services Center reduced service costs to 30 percent below that of its predecessor organizations, reduced cycle times, and improved customer satisfaction.
Mr. Hazlewood served a 23-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. On detail from CIA, he served as the first Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (then the National Imagery and Mapping Agency). In that position, he was responsible for attempting to unify NGA's capabilities in imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial information. Before his assignment to NGA, Mr. Hazlewood served in a number of senior positions at CIA, including Comptroller (now re-named CFO); Director, National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC); Executive Director (now re-named Associate Deputy Director); and Deputy Director for Administration (now re-named Director of Support). He retired from CIA in March 2000.
Mr. Hazlewood is a board member of several organizations of national security professionals, including the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the National Intelligence Education Foundation (NIEF). He is an emeritus member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Board of Directors.
He received his Undergraduate from Georgetown University, an Master's Degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana), and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.