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Mike McConnell

Mike McConnell is executive director of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida. McConnell was vice chair of the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton and is a former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy. During his naval career he served as director of the National Security Agency from 1992-1996. As a civilian, he served as the Director of National Intelligence for two years, a position of cabinet rank, under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Winning the war for cyber – and cyber talent

A White House cyber director lacks budget and staff, and a cabinet-level "Department of Cybersecurity" risks alienating stakeholders, but there is a model already in place that could manage the "whole of government" cybersecurity approach.