DRI International is proud to announce that former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell will address attendees at its annual conference, DRI2014, to be held May 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
McConnell will take part in a unique, personal, one-hour Q&A session that will start DRI2014 off in the spirit in which it was intended – information sharing with senior level attendees and speakers in an intimate venue. The session is scheduled for Monday, May 18, at 8:00 a.m.
“Rather than simply speaking to our attendees, Mike McConnell is going to have a conversation with them,” said DRI President Al Berman. “That kind of high-level discussion is the focus of DRI2014 and opportunities to go beyond the traditional speaker-audience roles are found throughout the event. And we’re honored to have Mike kick our event off.”
McConnell is is Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he leads the firm’s cyber security business. After retiring from the Navy in 1996 as a Vice Admiral, McConnell joined Booz Allen, and led the development of the firm’s Information Assurance and Intelligence business focused on policy, operations, transformation, homeland security, intelligence analytics and counter-terrorism.
Upon being asked by President George W. Bush in 2007 to become the second Director of National Intelligence, he left Booz Allen and served as the DNI, a position of cabinet rank, and a member of the White House National Security Council for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama. As the DNI he managed the expansive national Intelligence Community – an organization of over 100,000 people, and an annual global enterprise budget of over $50B. As a Cabinet Rank Officer and member of the National Security Council, he had extensive interactions with the White House, the President’s Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the US business community. In 2009, Mr. McConnell returned to Booz Allen as an executive vice president to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. In 2011 he was elevated to his current position as Vice Chairman of the firm.
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