Reginald Hyde, UA Cyber Institute, April 29th, 2014
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Current: Executive Director of the University of Alabama Cyber Institute responsible for building, integrating and coordinating cyber-related programs across the University’s Colleges and Programs.
Mr. Hyde also serves on several corporate advisory boards and does private consulting. He is a senior advisor to The Chertoff Group and a member of the DNI Strategic Studies Group.
During 29 year government career, served as a senior Executive in DoD, the IC and the CIA with extensive experience in Policy, Strategy, Management, Operations and Technology
DoD-Mr. Hyde served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (DUSDI), the civilian equivalent of a Lieutenant General (three star), and Deputy to the most senior official in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. The Defense Intelligence Enterprise is a sprawling undertaking that comprises a large number of personnel and a large budget. It is critical to US national defense and security. It includes the intelligence elements of the Uniformed Military Services, the Combat Support Agencies (National Security Agency, National Geospatial Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency) and the Combatant Commands.
Mr. Hyde engaged in a range of activities centered around optimizing the capabilities of military and civilian elements to provide key intelligence for senior policy makers and the warfighter.
Mr. Hyde had policy, oversight and management responsibility for a broad portfolio that includes most of the traditional intelligence and security disciplines: Human Intelligence; Counter Intelligence; Sensitive Activities; Intelligence Integration; Analysis; Security; Intelligence Sharing and Partnership Engagement; Technical Operations.
As DUSDI I&S, Mr. Hyde traveled extensively domestically and abroad to visit war zones and far flung facilities. As one of the most senior executives in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, Mr. Hyde regularly interaction with the highest levels of US Foreign Policy and our National Security Structure. This includes senior meetings within DoD, as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, NSA, the Uniformed Services and the White House National Security Staff. As the DUSDI, Mr. Hyde has more than 40 officers who work as part of his staff who are the civilian equivalent of general.
In recognition of his contributions to the Department of Defense, Mr. Hyde was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
In-Q-Tel, Senior Customer Representative- Mr. Hyde returned to In-Q-Tel (IQT) in 2009 as the Senior Customer Representative for IQT, the Strategic Venture Arm of the Intelligence Community. Mr. Hyde helped stand up the organization in 2000. IQT uses venture capital methods to acquire cutting-edge technology of value to the Intelligence Community. Mr. Hyde served in an executive leadership position as an advisor to the CEO and a go between with the senior-levels of the IC. Mr. Hyde also engaged in technology search for new companies and participated in investment decisions. Mr. Hyde developed significant contacts in the Venture and PE communities as he closely followed Mergers and Acquisition activity among companies oriented towards cyber security and government security activity. During this second stint at IQT, his technology focus was primarily on various aspects of cyber technology as well as Big Data and advanced analytics.
CIA and the IC: Mr. Hyde was a senior career CIA National Clandestine Service Operations Officer who has had extensive experience working at high levels within CIA and the Intel Community (IC).
Other senior assignments include:
-Standing up and heading a major technology center within the Agency;
-Chief of Operations for the Directorate of Science and Technology;
-Senior Leader for Central Eurasia Division (Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, the Former Soviet Union);
-DCI Focal Point for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
From 1985-1998, Mr. Hyde served four tours of duty abroad: in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Near East. This included two assignments as Chief of Station. During his career, he has worked extensively against the traditional hard targets and in counterintelligence as well as against the principal transnational targets, counterterrorism and counter proliferation. He also served as an Executive Assistant to the DDCI from 1999-2000. Mr. Hyde was promoted to the Senior Intelligence Service in 2002.
In recognition of his work in CIA, CIA Director John Brennan awarded Mr. Hyde the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in December 2013.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Alabama Major in Economics, Minor in Political Science; Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law; He also studied European Union Law at the University Libre de Brussels in Brussels Belgium; and he studied Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Current/past professional fluency in several foreign languages including: Farsi, Dari, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Czech. He has studied academically/has a lesser proficiency in a number of other European and Slavic languages. Extensive foreign travel to Europe, Eastern Europe, The Balkans, Former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East and Australia.