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Cybersecurity expert to speak Oct. 22

October 09, 2012

An expert in cybersecurity, U.S. Army retired Major General David B. Lacquement '77 speaks during SmartTALK with president Roger Casey at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Decker Center Forum.

Major General Lacquement recently retired from the United States Army where he served as J-3 director of operations for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Fort Meade, Md. There he was responsible for planning, executing, coordinating and managing the Department of Defense information networks and conducting full spectrum military cyberspace operations as directed by the United States Strategic Command.

He graduated from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in History and was a member of the Army ROTC Green Terror Battalion. He went on to earn master’s degrees in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence Training College, Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and Staff College, and National Security Strategy Studies from the National Defense University. 

The hour-long event, which is free and open to the public, includes questions and answers from the audience.

McDaniel College’s SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an on-stage conversation with president Roger Casey on their subject of expertise. Past SmartTALK presenters have included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wendy Ruderman, career foreign-service diplomat Tom Armbruster, National Marine Fisheries Service director Eric Schwaab, National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer, champion of the environment Gerald W. Winegrad, senior vice-president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Bernard Franklin, “World of Warcraft” video game designer Greg Street, and FBI espionage expert Steven Carr.

 
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