For Immediate Release Contact: Daphne Larkin
March 8, 2013
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Norwich presents cyber security expert during spring lecture series
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University continues the Spring 2013 Todd Lecture Series with “The Future of Cyber,” a presentation by VADM Mike McConnell on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.
Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts, McConnell is Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government, where his primary roles include serving on the firm’s leadership team and leading Booz Allen’s rapidly expanding cyber business.
McConnell joined Booz Allen after retiring from the Navy in 1996 as a Vice Admiral. In 2007 he left the firm to serve as the Director of National Intelligence, and returned in 2009 to lead the firm’s intelligence business.
“Cyber warfare is one of the big questions for the near future—how imminent is it and how damaging will it be—and having someone of the Admiral’s stature and experience here to discuss the issue is really a treat for us,” said Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Andrea Talentino, PhD.
McConnell holds an M.P.A. degree from George Washington University, is a graduate of the National Defense University, the National Defense Intelligence College, and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Furman University.
The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of MG Russell Todd (USA Ret.) and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the University. MG Todd, ’50, serves as Norwich President Emeritus. With this series, Norwich reaches out to bring significant lecturers to campus. All events are free and open to the public.
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