Samuel Sanders Visner
is the Director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and
Development Center (MITRE), sponsored by the National Institute of Science and
Technology (appointed October 30, 2017). Sam also serves as member of the Cyber
and Domestic Security Councils of the Intelligence and National Security
Alliance, and the Cyber Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and
Electronics Association. Sam is an adjunct professor of Science and Technology
in International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he teaches a course on
cybersecurity policy, operations, and technology. Sam is also a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and is a member of the
Intelligence Community Studies Board, sponsored by the National Academy of
Science and serving the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Sam
served previously as Senior Vice President at SAIC, and as Chief of Signals
Intelligence Programs at the National Security Agency, from which he received
the Agency's highest award for civilian service. Sam also served as a member of
the Board of Directors, CVG/Avtec (2008-2010). Sam holds a Bachelor's degree in
International Politics from George Washington University. Sam served twice on
the intelligence, surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force of the Defense
Science Board, and has published articles on national and cybersecurity in
World Politics Review, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the
Defense Intelligence Journal. Sam is married to Antoinette (Toni) Burnham,
Washington DC's leading urban beekeeper.
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