Oct 20, 2014
Former CIA Senior Analyst
Cindy Storer, as a Senior Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, was among the very few who first identified and warned about Al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s. Both before and after 9/11, Cindy researched, wrote, and briefed about Afghanistan, Islamic Extremism, Al-Qaeda and various other aspects of the “War on Terror” to senior policymakers. Her inventive model for understanding terrorism was featured as one of the Best Ideas of 2006 by the New York Times Magazine. Since leaving the CIA in 2007, Cindy has been a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, provided analysis training and education to US federal, state, and local agencies, was a Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University, and now teaches for Johns Hopkins' Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Intelligence program. She is also currently consulting with the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and affiliated with Kronos Advisory LLC, publisher of Downrange. In 2013, Cindy was featured in the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden.
Chief Content Officer, e.Republic
Paul W. Taylor, Ph. D. is the Chief Content Officer for e.Republic. He also serves as the Editor-at-Large of GOVERNING magazine.
In his role as Chief Content Officer, Paul works with e.Republic’s editorial, research and conference teams to identify issues and content initiatives vital to public service, coordinating the combined resources of Governing, Government Technology, Emergency Management, Public CIO, the GOVERNING Institute and the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education to ensure that relevant and useable content is comprehensively developed and delivered to e.Republic’s audiences.
Additionally, Taylor is responsible for collaborative content initiatives and other partnerships. He also consults on the selection and deployment of new technologies for e.Republic media platforms.
Taylor has been with e.Republic since 2002, previously serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Digital Government where he headed its efforts in benchmarking and analysis of information technology policies and practices in state and local government.
Prior to joining the Center, Taylor served as the Deputy State Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Washington State -- serving as both the deputy director of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) and Chief of Staff of the Information Services Board (ISB).