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    Samuel Visner (Sam), ICF’s senior vice president and general manager for cybersecurity and resilience, joined the firmed in 2014 and has more than 35 years of experience in the national security and cybersecurity domains for the private sector and for the U.S. federal government.

    Sam served previously as vice president and general manager of CSC Global Cybersecurity and a as senior vice president at SAIC. Sam also served as Chief, Signals Intelligence Programs, at the National Security Agency.

    Sam is currently an associate of the National Intelligence Council. Sam serves as the co-chair of the Cyber R&D Task Force of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and served previously as a member of the Alliance's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Sam is also a member of the Cyber Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

    Sam is a frequent presenter and published writer on issues related to national and global cybersecurity, and he is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he teaches cybersecurity policy and operations and taught previously on the effects of information technology on international security. A forthcoming article in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs describes the forces shaping cybersecurity today and in the near future.

    Sam has a master’s degree in Telecommunications from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Georgetown University.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Samuel Visner and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.