New Faces at the Intelligence Committee

It turns out that this blog can be an effective recruitment device. At least two newly-elected members of the prestigious AFCEA Intelligence Committee tell me that they applied for the biannual selection process after first reading about it here earlier. This week LTG Bob Noonan (retired head of U.S. Army Intelligence and the committee’s chair) announced the new members, and the list is indeed impressive. As the vice chair, I am surrounded by members with stellar careers and I always quietly keep in mind the great line from Groucho Marx, “I refuse to belong to any organization that would have me for a member.”

Congratulations to our new superstar members, listed here in either alphabetical order or by height, I can’t remember which:

  • Robert Ames, Sr. Director, Emerging Technologies, VMware and former SVP, In-Q-Tel
  • Jason Bacheler, Principal, Corporate Information Security, Lockheed Martin
  • Melissa Cutter, Director, AT&T
  • David Lee, President, ASRC Federal – Exatech
  • Katharina McFarland, President, Blue Oryx, Inc. and former Asst. Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Lisa Porter, Co-President, LogiQ, Inc., former Director of IARPA and former Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
  • Teresa Smetzer, VP, National Security Programs, Salesforce and former Director, Digital Futures, CIA
  • LtGen Vincent Stewart, USMC (Ret), CEO, Stewart Global Solutions and former Deputy Commander, US Cyber Command and former Director, DIA

Congratulations to them all. We’re going to put them all to work now, starting with the upcoming annual AFCEA/INSA Intelligence & National Security Summit – which is virtual this year, meaning that naturally there are still tickets available 🙂 and you can register here.

One Response

  1. Having completed two terms I am going back on the bench. I have been a member of this committee off and on since 1997. We should be proud of the work that we have done on this committee and I am very pleased to see the talent coming onto the committee this term. I will be watching…


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