Virginia Tech Alums Take on National Security

David Stegon
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David Stegon Former staff reporter - FedScoop & StateScoop

David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.


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Virginia Tech is good at football, but the university also has a knack for turning out information technology leaders, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. Here's 11 Hokies whose careers began in a Blacksburg classroom.

Letitia LongLetitia Long Job: Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Tech Connection: Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering


Paige AtkinsPaige Atkins Job: Director for Strategic Planning and Information at the Defense Information Systems Agency (SES) Tech Connection: Graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering


Kevin MeinersKevin Meiners Job: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acting) for Portfolio, Programs and Resources. (SES) Tech Connection: Graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering


Kenneth MyersKenneth Myers Job: Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Tech Connection: Holds a Bachelors Degree


Lynn SchnurrLynn Schnurr Job: Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Intelligence Community Information Management Directorate Tech Connection: Holds a Bachelors of Science Degree


Dennis ClemDennis Clem Job: Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense Tech Connection: Graduated in 1973


Ellen EmbreyEllen Embrey Government Job: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Current Position: Counselor at The Cohen Group Tech Connection: Graduated in 1976 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology, Education


Bob FloresBob Flores Government Job: Chief Technology Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency Current Position: President, Applicology Tech Connection: Holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Statistics


Alan WadeAlan Wade Government Job: Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency Tech Connection: Graduated in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering


Gary WinklerGary Winkler Government Job: Army Program Executive for Enterprise Information Systems Current Job: CEO at Cyber Solutions and Systems Tech Connection: Graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering


Tim BeresTim Beres Government Job: Director of Preparedness Programs at the Department of Homeland Security Current Job: Vice President at CNA Tech Connection: Graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in History

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