The Difficulties of Business Security in Opaque Environments

William Ross Newland
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William Ross Newland
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Prior to joining DSDA, Mr. Newland previously served as a Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). During a 26-year career as a member of the Clandestine Service, Mr. Newland was a Chief of Station three times. Highlights include his extensive counterterrorism and counternarcotics work both at Hqs and in the field
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Biography

Mr. Newland previously served as a Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  During a 26-year career as a member of the Clandestine Service, Mr. Newland was a Chief of Station three times.  Highlights include his extensive counterterrorism and counternarcotics work both at Hqs and in the field.

During his career he held a number of senior operational and managerial positions, including Deputy Director for Technical Services, Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Affairs (ADCI/MA), and Director of Operational Technology.  Mr. Newland was the ADCI/MA in the period leading up to and following 9/11, and in that capacity served as an interface between the Intelligence Community and U.S. technology companies.  Throughout his career at CIA, Mr. Newland built bridges between the technical and operational components.  He provided the technology requirements for In-Q-tel, the CIA’s equity investment arm.  Mr. Newland helped establish historical relationships between the CIA and the U.S. military, particularly with the Special Forces and Special Operations elements. .  In addition, Mr. Newland had an assignment at NSA and was the Chief of offensive computer operations (COSC – now IOC). 

Mr. Newland served tours in six overseas locations and grew up in Latin America.

Mr. Newland was also the recipient of numerous CIA awards, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Defense Department Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, and the State Department Medal of Valor.

Mr. Newland has served on a variety of Boards of Directors/Advisors, including for The Exxel Group LLC of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vuumi, Diligence LLC, and Brijot.

Mr. Newland was raised in Mexico and Panama, and has native fluency in Spanish.  He received his B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT., and his M.A. from the London School of Economics.


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Vet potential overseas investments early or pay a lot more later
Former CIA senior executive Ross Newland says companies doing business overseas must investigate potential business partners thoroughly.
Recent Publications/Appearances

INTERVIEWS:

March 2013 The Globe and Mail "Revealed: The secret deal that launched drone assassinations"

Oct 30, 2010 Voice of America "Top Use Official: Bomb Plot Has 'Hallmarks' of al-Qaida"








 

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