Asymmetric Threat Symposium XI
Lieutenant General Daniel J. O’Donohue, USMC
Director for Joint Force Development (J7), Joint Staff
Prior to becoming Director for Joint Force Development (J7), Joint Staff, Lieutenant General O’Donohue served as the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command. His staff assignments included serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, ISAF Joint Command; Deputy Director for Force Management, Joint Staff J-8; Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps; Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, 1st Marine Division; and Branch Head, Ground Combat Element Branch, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps.
Senior Advisor to the Director, National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Lead, NSA/USCYBERCOM (USCC) Election Security Small Group, NSA
As the NSA lead for the joint NSA/USCC Election Security Small Group, Anne Neuberger plays a central role in an initiative established by the Director of NSA to counter potential foreign interference in the 2018 mid-term elections. Previously, Ms. Neuberger served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary of NSA’s Operations Directorate, leading NSA’s foreign intelligence, cyber security, and information assurance operations as the civilian deputy of a three-member leadership team. Ms. Neuberger served as NSA’s first Chief Risk Officer and as a member of NSA’s Senior Leadership Team. She also served on the U.S. Cyber Command Implementation Team, which led the planning and stand-up of USCYBERCOM. Prior to joining NSA, Ms. Neuberger served as the Navy’s Deputy Chief Management Officer and as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, with responsibility for guiding Navy enterprise IT programs.
Lieutenant General David D. Thompson, USAF
Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
Lieutenant General Thompson is responsible to the Commander of Air Force Space Command in carrying out Air Force space missions and integrating space policy, guidance, coordination, and synchronization of space-related activities, and issue resolution for Air Force Space Command and the Department of the Air Force. General Thompson is a career space officer with assignments in operations, acquisition, research and development, and academia. He has commanded operational space units at the squadron, group, and wing levels. Prior to his assignment as Vice Commander, General Thompson was Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, USA
Director of Strategic Operational Planning, National Counterterrorism Center
Lieutenant General Nagata’s office was established by an act of Congress in the wake of 9/11 and reports directly to the President of the United States for counterterrorism strategic operational planning activities. Previously, Lieutenant General Nagata served as Commander, Special Operations Command Central – a sub-unified command of U.S. Central Command. Lieutenant General Nagata has deployed extensively throughout his career, participating in contingency and combat operations in such varied locales as Somalia, the Balkans, Iraq, and elsewhere.
Asymmetric Threat Symposium XI
VADM Lowell (Jake) Jacoby, USN (Ret)
Jacoby Associates, LLC
Lowell (Jake) Jacoby has served in senior leadership positions within industry and the Department of Defense. He retired from the Navy in 2005 as a Vice Admiral and Director, Defense Intelligence Agency. Previously, Mr. Jacoby was CACI Executive Vice President for Strategic Intelligence and Business Group Manager for CACI’s National Solutions Group serving the Intelligence Community. Mr. Jacoby sits on several boards and is a regular participant as a speaker and panelist at conferences and symposia concerning intelligence and national security matters and as a mentor for young intelligence professionals.
Frank J. Gaffney
Founder and President, Center for Security Policy
In addition to his role as founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney is also the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program that addresses current and emerging threats to national security. Mr. Gaffney previously served under President Reagan as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, where he had responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control, and U.S.-European defense relations.
Dr. Lani Kass
Senior Vice President and Corporate Strategic Advisor, CACI International Inc
Dr. Lani Kass leads efforts to advance CACI’s presence in the U.S. national security market and supports the development of corporate strategy. Previously, she served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she supported the development of integrated strategies, programs, and plans essential to America’s security. Dr. Kass also served as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and as Director of the USAF Cyber Task Force, where she developed the concepts that led to the establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command. She was the first woman to serve as Professor of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College, National Defense University.
Lieutenant General Bruce A. Wright, USAF (Ret)
Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Lieutenant General Bruce “Orville” Wright has held senior leadership positions in both the Department of Defense and in industry. He recently served as the Vice President, Cyber and S&T, Lockheed Martin Government Affairs, where his focus was on the integration of advanced technology into weapon systems. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2008, General Wright completed 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. During that time, he was extensively involved in joint and coalition combat operations and led 65 combat missions. He served as the Director for Information Operations on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon and commanded the U.S. Air Force Air Intelligence Agency. He also served as Vice Commander of Air Combat Command, where he was engaged in achieving operational capability for the F-22, fielding of the Sniper targeting pod, and integration of Predator UAV capabilities into combat operations. In his last assignment, he was the Commander of 5th Air Force and U.S. Forces Japan, where he was responsible for 50,000 personnel and directed significant improvements in joint and allied operations, as well as enhancements to ballistic missile defense capabilities.