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Former CIA, NSA Director Michael Hayden to Speak at AAPEX 2016


Hayden-MichaelRetired four-star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), will speak at the AAPEX 2016 General Session taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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During his address, Hayden will dissect political situations in hot spots around the world and speak on the need to adapt to the ever-changing informational landscape and the dangers, risks and potential rewards of America’s cyber security situation.

Hayden is the author of the upcoming book “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” and is the only person to have ever led both of the country’s premier intelligence agencies.

He became director of CIA in May of 2006, capping a career that included nearly 40 years in the Air Force. He served until 2009. From 2005-06, he was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. From 1999-2005, he served as the director of the NSA and chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) after being appointed by President Clinton.


During his military career, Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. He also served as deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in South Korea.

Hayden currently is a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government and International Affairs.


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