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The National Security Law Journal, published by George Mason University School of Law, will present a thought-provoking discussion on cyber-security. The discussion will feature a panel consisting of:
- General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA Director
- Ronald D. Lee, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, former General Counsel, National Security Agency
- Suzanne E. Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Dr. Mark Troutman, Associate Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University School of Law will moderate.
A reception will be held from 6pm to 7pm. The panel discussion will commence at 7pm.
Recent events have placed a spotlight on cyber-security and what policies are necessary to best defend against cyber-intrusions from state-sponsored and civilian threats. Our panelists will discuss the various policy proposals and whether cyber warfare is the next great threat to the United States.
About the panelists:
GENERAL MICHAEL V. HAYDEN, Former Director, National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency
As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions, and capabilities of America's adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the United States.
Before becoming Director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country's first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence -and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Director of the National Security Agency.
Currently, he serves as a principal at The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisory firm, and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University.
RONALD D. LEE, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, former General Counsel, National Security Agency
Ronald Lee is a Washington, DC national security, cyber-security, and government contracts lawyer. He advises and represents clients on data security, electronic surveillance, computer crime, identity theft, doing business with the US defense, intelligence, and homeland security agencies, supply chain security, security clearances and legal issues relating to classified information, and other information technology, security, and privacy issues. He also represents clients in matters relating to export controls, economic sanctions, and the counterterrorism, intelligence, and other national security programs and agencies of the US government, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). His national security and cyber-security practice includes corporate governance, risk management, and legal strategy.
Mr. Lee was formerly Associate Deputy Attorney General with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as Director of the Executive Office of National Security. His responsibilities included terrorism preparedness, foreign intelligence, the DOJ's participation in the CFIUS process under the Exon-Florio statute, and other national security matters, transnational issues, and the critical infrastructure protection initiatives of the DOJ. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Lee served as General Counsel of the National Security Agency, where he was responsible for all aspects of the agency's legal affairs, served as one of the senior leaders of the agency, and represented the agency's interests in a wide variety of fora. In 1996, he was Chief of Staff of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to serving in the US government, Mr. Lee concentrated on litigation, international, and regulatory matters in the firm's Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP in 1987, Mr. Lee clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Abner J. Mikva of the United States Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Lee received his law degree at Yale Law School, where he was article and book review editor of the Yale Law Journal.
SUZANNE E. SPAULDING, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Suzanne E. Spaulding serves as Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). As Deputy Under Secretary, she oversees Infrastructure Protection, US-VISIT, and the Federal Protective Service, with a mission to reduce the risk to, and enhance the resiliency of, critical infrastructure, secure federal facilities, and advance identity management and verification.
Ms. Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and for both sides of the aisle in Congress. She was most recently a principal in the Bingham Consulting Group and of Counsel for Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C. She previously served as the minority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for Ranking Member Jane Harman (D-CA), as general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and senior counsel and legislative director for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA). She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she was assistant general counsel and legal adviser to the Director of Central Intelligence's Nonproliferation Center.
In 2002, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to the Secure Commonwealth Panel, established after the attacks of September 11, to advise the governor and the legislature regarding preparedness issues in the commonwealth of Virginia. After 9/11, Ms. Spaulding also worked with key critical infrastructure sectors including the nuclear power, electricity, and chemical sectors, and served as Security Counsel for the Business Roundtable.
In addition, Ms. Spaulding served as the executive director of two congressionally mandated commissions: the National Commission on Terrorism, chaired by Amb. L. Paul Bremer III, and the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, chaired by former CIA Director John Deutch. She was a member of the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President and a consultant on the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (“Gilmore Commission”) and on the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (“Robb-Silberman Commission”).
Ms. Spaulding has convened and participated in numerous academic and professional advisory panels, and been a frequent commentator in publications, media, and before Congress.
Ms. Spaulding was a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security; and founder of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.
Ms. Spaulding earned both her law degree and undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.
DR. MARK TROUTMAN, Associate Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University School of Law
Dr. Mark Troutman joined the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security as Associate Director in October, 2011 following his retirement from the United States Army as Colonel at the conclusion of 28 years of service. His duties include strategic planning and development for the Center and oversight of daily activity.
Dr. Troutman's final military assignment was Deputy Chair of the Economics Department, Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. In this capacity, he developed and taught executive masters level courses in economics and led seminars focused on study of the defense and financial services industry. An Armor (Operations) officer his career included over twenty years command and planning assignments in the United States, Europe, South Korea and the Middle East. Key assignments include Director, Army Programs at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Office of Secretary of Defense; Chief of Plans, Multi National Forces-Iraq; and member of an assessment team for transition of leadership to NATO headquarters in Afghanistan.
Mark is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the United States Military Academy. Military education includes School of Advanced Military Studies (US Army Command and General Staff College) and the Army War College (National Security Policy Program). Civilian education includes Master, Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and PhD (Economics), George Mason University.
This evening program is sponsored by the International Law Section.
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- General Michael V. Hayden, Former Director, National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency
- Ronald D. Lee, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Suzanne E. Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate
- Dr. Mark Troutman, Associate Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University School of Law (Moderator)
- CLE Credit
Government and Non-Profit Employees $10.00
International Law Section $15.00
Law Students (Registration is required.) $0.00
Non-Section Members $20.00