Carnegie Mellon University

Admiral Dennis C. Blair: Getting Cyber Security Policy Right

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:15-1:20 p.m., Gates Hillman Center 4307

As Director of National Intelligence from January 2009 to May 2010, Admiral Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy (ret.), led sixteen national intelligence agencies, administered a budget of $50 billion, and provided integrated intelligence support to the president, Congress, and field operations. From 2003 to 2006, he was president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a federally funded research and development center based in Alexandria, Virginia, that supports the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Intelligence Community.

Prior to retiring from the Navy in 2002, Admiral Blair served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, the largest of the combatant commands. During his 34-year Navy career, he served on guided missile destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and commanded the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. Ashore, he served as Director of the Joint Staff and held budget and policy positions on the National Security Council and several major Navy staffs.

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.