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Mike Vickers

“I like working on some of our hardest national security problems, for which there isn’t a set solution, for which on has to be creative but also realistic. Among the challenges facing us now, for instance, are threats to information infrastructure and intellectual property.”

Michael G. Vickers, a former member of Army Special Forces and CIA intelligence officer, is under secretary for intelligence at the U.S. Department of Defense. He is dedicated to defeating al Qaeda and developing the intelligence capabilities the United States will need for the twenty-first century.