SAP National Security Services announced Sept. 25 the formation of a leadership Advisory Board composed of experts in national security and technology. Members of the Advisory Board will play a role in helping the software company and its customers handle national security threats.
“We are honored to have the support and assistance of these great American leaders,” SAP NS2 President and CEO Mark Testoni said. “Their confidence in NS2 solutions for U.S. national security should reinforce our customers’ confidence as well.”
The members of the new SAP NS2 Leadership Advisory Board are Michael J. Morell, Chairman, Former Deputy Director of CIA; Jack Devine, President, The Arkin Group, 32-year veteran of CIA; Michael W. Hewitt, Founder and Senior Partner, HSH Analytics and Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired); Joe Maguire, President and CEO, Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Jill Tummler Singer, CEO, Tummler Singer Associates and former CIO of NRO; Alan Wade, Former CIO of CIA, USIC; and Austin Yerks, President of AJY III Government Strategies and former President, CSC Defense and Intelligence Group.
“I think the technology solutions at SAP NS2 offer great potential in helping to tackle the toughest problems in US national security,” Morell said. “Helping to solve the big data challenges facing the analytical community, which I’ve experienced first-hand, is just one of the use cases where the SAP HANA Real-Time Data Platform could be applied. I am excited to help shape ‘the art of the possible’ in leveraging NS2’s solutions to support the national security mission.”
“The technology innovations embodied in SAP HANA open the door to new approaches in many information-intensive areas,” Wade said. “I’m glad to be a part of the team applying these innovations to help the national security community deal with growing volumes of data and complex analytic challenges.”
“Those of us who have worked in the complex ecosystem of large, unstructured data sets and stove-piped organizations, and who are challenged to bring together strategic and collaborative environments, realize the imperative to develop tools such as SAP HANA,” RDML Hewitt said. “HANA will help ‘operationalize’ Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) – the nexus of open source data with traditional disciplines – and support cross-functional collaboration requirements across our entire national security apparatus. I am excited to be a part of the SAP NS2 Advisory Board and this unbeatable team of thought leaders.”