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Former DIA director to join SBD Advisors

Michael Flynn

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who until August ran the Pentagon’s spy agency, will join Washington, D.C-based SBD Advisors as a consultant focusing on cybersecurity and risk management, among other issues.

There is no firm start date for Flynn at SBD Advisors, and his portfolio could include some teaching and non-profit work, said CEO Sally Donnelly, in an email to FCW.

The consulting firm has been popular with top Pentagon officials retiring to the private sector. The firm’s roster includes former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair. Donnelly founded the firm (SBD stands for Sally B. Donnelly) in 2012 after working with Mullen when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Flynn took the helm of the Defense Intelligence Agency in July 2012. Prior to that, he was an assistant director of national intelligence in charge of domestic and international cooperation.

As DIA director, Flynn spoke of the convergence of cyberspace and intelligence operations, and how that affects critical infrastructure, at a Brookings Institution event last year

Posted by Sean Lyngaas on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:26 AM


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