Donovan J. Lewis

Donovan J. Lewis, an expert on cyber threat issues, is currently an independent consultant to the US Army War College, the Defense Acquisition University, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the USSTRATCOM Study Group.

Mr. Lewis began his career as a Senior Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, specializing in issues involving telecommunications/information technology and internet cyber threats. In this position he was the DoD Chairman of the National HUMINT Collection Directive on Telecommunications. Because of his experience with cyber issues, and his analyst responsibilities, Mr. Lewis served as an Adjunct Professor at the Joint Military Intelligence College at DIA for five years.

Subsequently, Mr. Lewis was named Chief of the Information Operations Threat Analysis Division at DIA where he initiated the agency’s first efforts to develop standardized DoD Indications and Warning Reports for cyber threats, and led DoD interagency support to the National Intelligence Council’s efforts to produce the first Cyber Threat National Estimate. He has presented the US intelligence position on many IT policy and threat issues to senior defense principals, cabinet-level officials, and foreign dignitaries.

Mr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Hampton University in Virginia; his Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a second Master of Science Degree in Information Warfare and Strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.