security were major aspects for these systems. His later years at NSA were spent as a senior technical director in the Research Directorate (1994–1995); the Information Assurance Directorate (1996–2002), and the Directorate for Education and Training (2003–2006). Mr. Snow received an M.S. and a B.S. from the University of Colorado, both in mathematics.
FRANCIS X. TAYLOR is vice president and chief security officer for the General Electric Company (GE). He joined GE on March 7, 2005. He is responsible for overseeing GE’s global security operations and crisis management processes. Prior to joining GE, Ambassador Taylor had a distinguished 35-year career in government service, where he held several senior positions managing investigations, security, and counterterrorism issues. Most recently, he served as the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security and director of the Office of Foreign Missions, and oversaw all Department of State security programs that protect U.S. government employees and buildings overseas from terrorist, criminal, or technical attack and ensure the integrity of classified national security information produced and stored in those facilities, as well as protecting the secretary of state and foreign dignitaries who visit the United States. Ambassador Taylor also served as the U.S. ambassador at large and coordinator for counterterrorism for the Department of State from July 2001 to November 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the implementing U.S. counterterrorism policy overseas and coordinating the U.S. government response to international terrorist activities. During his 31 years of military service, Ambassador Taylor served with distinction in numerous command and staff positions, rising to the rank of brigadier general in September 1996. In his final active duty assignment, Brigadier General Taylor headed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he was responsible for providing commanders of all Air Force activities with independent professional investigative services in fraud, counterintelligence, and major criminal matters. Mr. Taylor has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit, and the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award. The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association honored his military service with the Father William Corby Distinguished Military Service Award. Mr. Taylor received his bachelor's and his master's degrees in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame, and received his Air Force commission as a Distinguished Graduate of the Notre Dame ROTC program.
MARY D. ZALESNY is a behavioral and social scientist with the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has over 25 years of research, teaching, and consulting experience in organizational and group behavior. Her research and professional experience include both basic and applied research in leadership and group behavior and processes, human judgment and information processing, networks (terrorist and social) and networked organizations, insider threat, and cyber and nuclear security. Analytic tools applied in the research and project work include social network analysis, statistical analysis (univariate and multivariate), network analysis, red team assessments, survey and test evaluation development, administration and analysis, and scenario development, among others. Her recent research has included ongoing technical support to the Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, on behavioral and organizational issues related to terrorism and insurgencies; serving as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration team to identify insider threat issues at facilities storing and/or using radioactive materials for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative; serving as behavioral technical lead on a study of the insider threat for the Counterintelligence Field Activity; and advising the DOE’s Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) project (now Radiological Threat Reduction) on the social and psychological impacts related to RDD events. Dr. Zalesny received a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana.