Board of Advisors



Officer, Army National Guard

Joel Buffardi comes to Daniel Morgan from the Maritime College of the State University of New York, where he serves on the professional staff of the Regiment of Cadets. In that capacity, he serves as the Senior Battalion officer over the cadet organized battalions. His primary responsibility is conducting the day-to-day cadet operations, including coordination […]

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US Ambassador (ret.), Adviser to U.S. companies doing business in Africa

A career Foreign Service Officer and specialist in African affairs, he retired from government service in November 1993.  His last position was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993).  During his 38-year career, he served in five African countries and twice in France.  He was the American Ambassador […]

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Founder, One Defense

Stephen P. Rodriguez is the founder of One Defense, an agile network of market leading, non-traditional technology companies, venture capital firms and research universities dedicated to scouting advanced software and hardware applications and enabling their transition into the national security enterprise. Concurrently, he has served as a Venture Partner supporting the above-market venture portfolio performance […]

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Advisor

Dr. Charles Gengler is an entrepreneurial academic administrator with experience in program innovation, fundraising, and forging partnerships to develop new programs domestically and internationally. He has over 25 year of experience as a leader in academics, consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures. Dr. Gengler has experience running large academic departments of over 60 faculty at accredited business […]

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Senior Director of Cyber Assurance at Capital One

Renee Forney is currently the CEO of the Forney Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm focusing on Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Workforce, as well as the Executive Managing Director of Global Cyber Security Management at Equinoxys Inc. Mrs. Forney previously served as Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity and Enterprise […]

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Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard

William J. Walker retired as a Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2014 with over thirty years of distinguished service in positions of increasing responsibility. Promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2003 and Deputy Assistant Administrator in 2004, Mr. Walker’s final senior leadership position was Director of Strategic Warning, DEA Intelligence […]

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Advisor

David Shedd served 31 years in the US Intelligence Community. He was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from August 2014 to January 2015 following four years service as Deputy Director/DIA. As Acting Director he leads the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce comprised of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. This workforce […]

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Former Head of Counterintelligence at CIA (retired)

Paul Redmond served in the clandestine service of the CIA as an operations officer for 33 years, from 1965 to 1998, working in Europe, Eastern Europe, and East Asia. A member of the Senior Intelligence Service, his headquarters assignments included senior positions in counterintelligence and counterespionage. He supervised the team that identified CIA employee Aldrich Ames as […]

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CIA careerist, author

Dr. Edward Mickolus wrote the first doctoral dissertation on international terrorism while earning a Ph.D. from Yale University.  He then served in analytical, operational, management, and staff positions in the Central Intelligence Agency for 33 years, where he was CIA’s first full-time analyst on international terrorism; analyzed African political, economic, social, military, and leadership issues; […]

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Advisor

Mark Kelton served as a senior Central Intelligence Agency executive with 34 years of experience in intelligence operations. His career culminated as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI), one of the most senior ranking positions in the Clandestine Service and, as such, directed CIA’s counterintelligence and counterespionage programs and protected the […]

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