William Crowell

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William Crowell is a Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. "William Crowell was appointed Deputy Director of the National Security Agency in February 1994, the senior civilian position in the NSA. During his thirty year tenure at that agency he has held the positions of Deputy Director for Operations and Chief of Staff, in addition to participating on many advisory boards. In the private sector Mr. Crowell has served as a consultant to the Atlantic Aerospace Electronic Corporation by cultivating a working relationship with the National Reconnaissance Office. Mr. Crowell has received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award twice, the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, and the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award."[1]

"William P. Crowell is an independent security consultant and holds several board positions with a variety of technology and technology-based security companies. Since 9/11 he has served on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Task Force on Terrorism and Deterrence, the National Research Council Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism and the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. Bill’s past positions have included President and Chief Executive Officer of Cylink, a leading provider of e-business security solutions as well as a series of senior positions at the National Security Agency, including Deputy Director of Operations and Deputy Director of the Agency. He has also served as chairman of the President’s Export Council (PEC) Subcommittee on Encryption, which worked with the Administration, Congress and private industry to substantially loosen restrictions on the export of encryption products and technology." [1]

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  1. Directors, Narus, accessed March 19, 2008.