Principal, The Chertoff Group
Michael Hayden is a principal at The Chertoff Group security and risk management advisory firm and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University. The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he oversaw collection of information concerning plans, intentions, and capabilities of America’s adversaries. Hayden also served as the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence, was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces, and was director of the National Security Agency. The 2014 inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Intelligence Studies at Oxford University, his book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, was a New York Times best-seller.