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The ARLIS External Advisory Board members lend their expertise to steer the broad research and impact goals of ARLIS. These advisors, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, are leaders in government, corporate, and academic arenas. The ARLIS External Advisory Board members lend their expertise to steer the broad research and impact goals of ARLIS. These advisors, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, are leaders in government, corporate, and academic arenas.

Prof. David Bader

Dr. David Bader (UMD PhD 1995) is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Institute for Data Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Dr. Steve Cambone

Steve Cambone is Associate Vice Chancellor for Cybersecurity Initiatives and Professor of Practice at Texas A&M University, and previously served as the first Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, a post created in March 2003.

Lt.Gen. (ret) James Clapper

Lt.Gen. (ret) James Clapper is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and is the former Director of National Intelligence and former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, among other roles.

Prof. Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell is Distinguished University Professor at UMD, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a former director of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Steve Fetter

Steve Fetter is Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland and former leadership within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Gary Flake

Gary Flake (UMD PhD 1994) is a technology advisor, investor, and inventor, with past technical leadership roles at Salesforce and Microsoft and as the founder of Yahoo! Research Labs.

Dr. Robert Kahn

Robert Kahn is founder and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). Among other technical achievements Dr. Kahn was responsible for the system design of the Arpanet and originated DARPA's Internet Program.

Ms. Letitia Long

Letitia Long is Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency -- the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency

Mr. Gilman Louie

Gilman Louie is a partner at Alsop Louie Partners and is the founder and former CEO of In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit venture capital firm established with the backing of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Louie is also a commissioner to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Chairman of the Federation of American Scientists.

Admiral (ret) William Moran

Admiral (ret) William Moran is the former Vice Chief of Naval Operations, with previous roles as the Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education.

Dr. Eliahu Niewood

Eliahu Niewood is Vice President, Intelligence Center and Cross-Cutting Capabilities at MITRE.

Dr. Alton Romig

Alton Romig is  executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering and former VP & GM   of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Advanced Development Programs (i.e., Skunk Works) and Deputy Lab Director of Sandia National Laboratories.

Major General (ret) Annette Sobel

Major General (ret) Annette Sobel is Associate Professor in Medical Education and Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University and an expert in human factors research. Past roles include senior advisor for biological defense for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Office of the Secretary of Defense.

LtGen (Ret) Vince Stewart

LtGen (Ret) Vince Stewart, USMC, is Chief Innovation and Business Intelligence Officer for Ankura, former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency.

Adm (Ret) William Studeman

Adm (Ret) William Studeman is a retired admiral of the United States Navy and former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency -- with two extended periods as acting Director of Central Intelligence -- and former director of the National Security Agency.

Prof. Ellen Williams

Ellen Williams is Distinguished University Professor at UMD and Chair of the JASONs. Her past experience includes serving as Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).

Dr. Michael Vickers

Dr. Michael Vickers is a former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.  He previously served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities, as a CIA Operations Officer, and as an Army Special Forces Officer.