Linda Millis is a professor at Marymount University leading the graduate-level intelligence concentration of the Forensics and Legal Psychology Department. Ms. Millis has nearly three decades of experience with national and homeland security issues in government, private sector, non-profit and academic institutions.
A veteran of the intelligence community, she was a senior executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, held senior positions at the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the White House, where she served on the staff of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the Congressionally-mandated Aspin Brown Commission on the future of intelligence. Her areas of expertise include weapons of mass destruction, analysis, data analytics, and cybersecurity.
In addition to her public service, Ms. Millis has worked extensively with the business community on homeland security and intelligence issues. As the Vice President for Policy at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a non-profit organization, she created an innovative homeland security partnership between business and government that the White House embraced as a model for the rest of the nation.
Ms. Millis has been a frequent public speaker and has testified before congressional commissions and appeared on public radio and national television. Ms. Millis serves on the Advisory Council of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FIIND), Board member of the Association for International Risk Intelligence Professionals and member of the Leadership Circle for Women in Military Service for America Memorial. She was also an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University.??
Ms. Millis earned a BA from the University of Maryland in Russian and a MA in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.