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Joseph B. Famme

Course Coordinator and Moderator: 281


Mr. Famme is the President of ITE, Inc., Arlington, VA.  Mr. Famme formed ITE in 1996 to provide electronics business development and engineering services to U.S. and international companies. ITE is built on 26 years of business and product development experience with major U.S. companies such as Singer-Link and international companies like CAE Electronics where he was responsible for business / product development of high technology tactical / C4I simulation and naval ship automation and control systems. This industry career follows a twenty-three year naval career where then Commander Famme served in frigate command and operational assignments, including three combat deployments to Vietnam (1968, 1969, 1972) and the Arab-Israeli War (1973). Key naval shore assignments included Operations Instructor for the Surface Warfare Prospective Command Course, Student Command and Staff Course, NWC, Aide to the President Naval War College, Staff (ASW) Commander Surface Forces Pacific and Staff Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group One. He is a graduate of San Diego State University in Industrial Management, and received his Masters Degree (with Highest Distinction) at the Naval War College.


Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal

Course Coordinator and Lecturer: 203

Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal is the President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy.  Dr. Lowenthal has served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production and as the Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council.  He was the Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 104th Congress (1995-97), where he directed the committee’s study on the future of the Intelligence Community, IC21: The Intelligence Community in the 21st Century.  He has also served in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), as both an office director and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.  He was also the Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.  Dr. Lowenthal has written extensively on intelligence and national security issues, including five books and over 90 articles or studies.  His most recent book, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy (Sage/CQ Press, 5th ed., 2011) has become the standard college and graduate school textbook on the subject.  Dr. Lowenthal received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University; he was an adjunct at Columbia University from 1993-2007.  In 2005, Dr. Lowenthal was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.  In 1988, Dr. Lowenthal was the Grand Champion on Jeopardy!, the television quiz show.

Jason Healey

Course Lecturer: 204, 205, 206

Jason Healey is the Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, focusing on international engagement for a more secure cyberspace.  He also serves as the Executive Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, is a lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University, and is a senior consultant at Delta Risk - a boutique cyber defense firm.  He has unique experience working issues of cyber conflict and security spanning fifteen (15) years across the public and private sectors.  As Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure.  He has worked twice for Goldman Sachs, first in 2001 to 2003 to anchor their team to respond to malicious cyber incidents and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2009, to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank's regional crisis management capabilities to respond to earthquakes, tsunamis, or terrorist attacks.  He is a former Vice Chairman of a key public-private homeland security partnership, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the sharing arrangements he put in place between the sector and U.S. government are still strong.  He is also is a founding member of the Joint Task Force - Computer Network Defense, the world's first joint cyber war fighting unit.  He has degrees from the United States Air Force Academy (political Arts), Johns Hopkins University (Liberal Arts) and James Madison University (Information Security).

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