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John Edwards, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the CIA, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

John Edwards

John Edwards, deputy chief operating officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),  will be a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here.

GovCon leaders from the public and private sector will discuss the top priorities and initiatives from intelligence agencies as the emergence of innovative technologies continues to change the landscape. During the summit, our speakers, including Ashley, will address the impact technology is making on the intelligence community and how to stay ahead of the curve.

As the CIA’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Edwards brings a wide range of enterprise-level leadership experience and expertise including his most current role. Prior to his current role with the CIA, Edwards has held a range of senior leadership positions of increasing complexity and responsibility, including a 14 year stint as a communications and technical operations officer with the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), and five years as the chief of staff to the CIA’s executive director.

Known for his leadership, corporate vision, and a bias for action, John was selected to serve as the Agency’s Executive Secretary and held that position until late 2003. He was responsible for leading the DCI’s Operations Center, Analytic Support Team, Action Center, and Critical Mission Assurance Program. After 12 years, Edwards returned to the agency as CIO in 2015.

Joshua Skule of the FBI and 2019 Wash100 Award recipients Vice Adm. Robert Sharp of the NGA and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley of DIA will join Edwards as keynote speaks for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Register for POC’s Intel Summit right here.

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