Leadership

The leadership team of the Council provides ongoing management of all administrative and operational matters of the organization. The team itself is a diverse blend of experience and expertise across executive management, policymaking, international relations, national security, technology, business, military and foreign languages. Based in the Washington DC area, the team is supported by a group of rotational interns, business partners and the panels of experts which comprise the Council.

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Jane Holl Lute

President and CEO

Jane Holl Lute is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, responsible for the overall direction and activities of the organization. Ms. Lute most recently served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Department’s chief operating officer, Ms. Lute was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department’s efforts to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage the nation’s borders, administer and enforce U.S. immigration laws, strengthen national resilience in the face of disasters, and ensure the nation’s cybersecurity. From 2003-2009 Ms. Lute served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) responsible for comprehensive on-the-ground support to UN peace operations worldwide, including rapid-response efforts in support of development and humanitarian operations and crises. Ms. Lute also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding, responsible for coordinating efforts on behalf of the Secretary General to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.

Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Lute was executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund and worked with David A. Hamburg, former president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Cyrus Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State, on the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, a global initiative that pioneered the cause of conflict prevention.

Ms. Lute served on the National Security Council staff under both President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton and had a distinguished career in the United States Army, including service in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

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Tony W. Sager

Chief Technologist

Tony W. Sager is the Director of Programs of the Council. Tony spent 35 years in federal service, 34 of which were dedicated to cryptography and cybersecurity with the National Security Agency. During his extended government career with the NSA, Mr. Sager headed the Systems and Network Attack Center, oversaw all Red and Blue Team projects, established and led security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as the founding chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group (comprised of 700 of the NSA's top technical cybersecurity specialists serving the defensive mission), and was the Chief Operating Officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. Tony also led the release of NSA security guidance to the public starting in 2001, and greatly expanded NSA’s role in the development of open standards for security.

Having recently retired from government work, Mr. Sager has become a prominent and vocal advocate at the national level for open and elevated network security standards such as the Security Content Automation Protocols (SCAP). In 2012, Mr. Sager was named Director of the SANS Institute, a private corporation specialized in computer and network security training. In that same year, Mr. Sager assumed the lead role for the Consortium for Cybersecurity Action (CCA), a volunteer organizationwhich prioritizes information and network-based threats to help both public and private sector entities prioritize their network defenses given recent attacks and the transforming threat environment.

Mr. Sager holds a B.A. in mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Sager is also a civilian graduate of the US Army Signal Officer Basic Course and the National Security Leadership Course.

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Maurice Uenuma

Chief Operating Officer

Maurice Uenuma is the Chief Operating Officer of the Council, responsible for implementing the organization's value proposition through its programs and activities. Maurice was formerly with Dell, where he led global, cross-functional teams to establish sales intelligence and decision support capabilities for the $8+Billion IT services business, led the market development team for a $900+Million regional business and served as the operations lead for strategic sales, applying sales best practices to the largest contract pursuits worldwide. Prior to Dell, he was with Perot Systems as a strategist on the enterprise planning group, where he facilitated strategic planning at the corporate and business unit levels.

Maurice was also an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he led infantry platoons, deployed to combat operations as a company executive officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and served on the general staff of 1st Marine Division. He was selected, trained and qualified as a reconnaissance/special operations officer, leading an elite unit of specially-trained Marines conducting sensitive, high-risk operations. Maurice graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy and holds a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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