President of Global Watchmen Associates LLC

Rick Halbleib is currently President of Global Watchmen Associates LLC, and provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on intelligence, national defense, and cyber security issues through the development of cutting-edge technology, identification of best government practices, and leadership/intelligence education/training. Rick is a seasoned senior executive with more than 44 years’ federal military/civilian experience leading intelligence and security operations around the world. He served 24 years active duty in US Army Intelligence assignments and retired as a Colonel. He transitioned to federal civilian intelligence service with the National Security Agency where he served for 20 years in the Federal Senior Executive Service.
Rick is Senior National Intelligence Service and Joint Duty Certified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. His intelligence and leadership assignments include 17 years’ service overseas in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Central America, and Asia. Rick has served in military intelligence leadership positions at tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Tactical level command and staff assignments include 4 infantry divisions: 10th Mountain, 9th Infantry, the famed 101st Airborne (Air Assault) and the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized)-where he served as the senior intelligence officer-G2. Operational level assignments include Chief of Intelligence Plans/Targeting and Battle Damage Assessment, US Army Central Command during Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Chief Intelligence Plans I Marine Expeditionary Force Restore Hope Somalia (Mogadishu) and Chief of Intelligence Analysis and Production Combined Forces Command/US Forces Republic of Korea. At strategic levels he served as the Director of National Intelligence Representative to a foreign allied nation; 8 years as an NSA Field Chief; Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with duty on the US Delegation to NATO (Brussels, Belgium) and at the Pentagon served on the Department of the Army Staff.
Rick has attended a variety of Schools (School of Advanced Military Studies/NATO Staff School); Colleges (Army War College/Army Command and Staff College); Universities (Morehead State Univ, Boston Univ, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) and Institutions (Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Army Fellow/Visiting Scholar and Defense Language Institute-French). He holds 6 degrees (Political Science-B.A., American History B.A., two Master of Arts in Military Science and two Master’s in Education (Adult and Continuing Education and Administration in Higher Education). He is the recipient of the National Intelligence Reform Medal, National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and National Intelligence Award for Collaborative Leadership from the Director of National Intelligence. The Presidential Commendation Medal and Order of National Security Merit Medals CHONSU and SAMIL from the President of the Republic of Korea. He has also been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. He is a US military parachutist, Air Assault qualified, Jungle Expert and authorized to wear the Belgian Airborne Wings. Rick holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.


Phillip Ross

Phillip Ross is a Cyber and Geospatial Analyst for the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion
Center, located in the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. He has over a decade of
experience in the intelligence field to include military, counter drug, and CBRN intelligence.
As a Cyber Intelligence Analyst Phillip works with critical infrastructure partners across the state
in order to facilitate information sharing between those organizations.


James Meece

James has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Louisville Metro Government since 2015. During his tenure, he and his team have led the charge in reducing overall cyber risk to Louisville Metro by 85% through metrics-driven action. He has embraced an approach of progress through partnerships - both internal and external - and forged a strategy based on defense in depth that adapts to the disappearing network perimeter. He is also a Major in the Kentucky National Guard and has served in the military for 31 years. He holds multiple industry certifications and is the President of the Kentucky Chapter of the Signal Corps Regimental Association, a member of the Association of Old Crows, and a founding member the Kentucky Cyber Threat Working Group

Lynne Clark

The Center for Cybersecurity Education, Innovation and Outreach is a division of the National Cryptologic School (NCS) at the National Security Agency.  The Center is responsible for management of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program, the GenCyber and STARTALK K12 outreach programs, the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP), the NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX) and NSA Experiential Tours (NET) programs, and Visiting Professors.  In twenty years at NSA, Lynne has worked in Operations Security, risk management and information assurance, and managed the Information Assurance Directorate personnel and recruiting programs. She is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, was twice awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for special projects in support of the Department of Defense, and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for support to the Intelligence Community


Prior to joining NSA, Ms Clark served in the U.S. Air Force with worldwide assignments in airspace management, radar operations and operations risk management; she retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1999.  Ms. Clark’s academic credentials include a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute, and a B.A. in Community Development from Baldwin-Wallace College