Former Director of National Intelligence and Director of National Security Agency Mike McConnell received the 27th Annual William Oliver Baker Award for excellence in intelligence and national security. The award was given on the behalf of The Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
McConnell was recognized for his contributions to intelligence and national security during his 40 years of service in the military, government and industry. His most recent work in the private sector includes serving as current executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton.
“Mike McConnell has had such a profound and positive impact not only on the intelligence community and national security, but also on our own organization,” said Fran Townshend, INSA chairwoman.
The William Oliver Baker Award promotes excellence in U.S. intelligence and national security activities as well as associated endeavors in the private sector and academia. Current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been one of the many honored with this award.