Bob Butler

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

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Bob Butler is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program.  He is also the Vice President of Government Strategies for IO, a privately held data center “builder” and provider, and consults as a Special Government Expert to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and other organizations on cyber security. He was recently appointed as the chairman of the Texas State Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council. Prior to assuming his current roles, Mr. Butler served as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy (August 2009-August 2011.) In this role, Mr. Butler acted as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and other defense leaders on the development of cyber strategy and policy.

Mr. Butler has a distinguished career in information technology, intelligence and national security which spans 32 years of both public and private sector experiences. He is a retired U.S. Air Force  Colonel and a former member of the Defense Department’s senior executive service. He has also been an Account Executive and senior cyber strategist with Computer Sciences Corporation.

Mr. Butler earned a bachelor’s degree of science in computer information systems from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in business administration from the School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is a former RAND fellow and has served as a National Defense Fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He has received a number of public service awards. Mr. Butler resides in San Antonio with his wife, Annie. They have six children.

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