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Redefining National Security and the Implications for Domestic Institutions

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Maureen Baginski is a Director in BearingPoint's Intelligence Sector.  She joined BearingPoint in November 2005, after retiring from 27 years of service in the United States Intelligence Community.  From 2003 to 2005 Ms. Baginski served as the FBI's Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence (EAD I) where she was responsible for establishing and managing the FBI's first-ever intelligence program, including technology acquisition and workforce development.  From 1979-2005, Ms. Baginski served at the National Security Agency, where she held a variety of positions, including lead analyst for the Soviet Union, Executive Assistant to the Director, Chief Policy and Customer Support, Chief Office of the Director, Assistant Deputy Director for Technology, and SIGINT Director.  Ms. Baginski is the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, two Director of Central Intelligence National Achievement Medals, the Director of Military Intelligence's Leadership Award, and NSA's Exceptional Civilian Service Award. In addition, Ms Baginski was the first-ever recipient of NSA's Outstanding Leadership Award, an award voted on and bestowed by the NSA workforce.  Ms. Baginski holds a BA and MA in Slavic Languages and Linguistics from the University of Albany.  In December 2005, Ms. Baginski received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Albany for her service to the nation.  Ms. Baginski and her husband Michael live in rural Eastern Virginia, where they enjoy kayaking, cycling and swimming.