Bill Binney

Since 2001, Mr. Binney has been a consultant on analysis and analytic techniques to various agencies of the US government intelligence community - NSA, CIA, NRO and Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Binney was an employee of the NSA. As an NSA employee, Mr. Binney held numerous positions: Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis, Operations Directorate analysis skill field leader, member of the NSA Senior Technical Review Panel, Chair of the Technical Advisory Panel to the Foreign Relations Council, co-founder of the Automation Research Center, an Agency Representative to the National Technology Alliance Executive Board, and Technical Director of the Office of Russia as well as the leading analyst for warning for over 20 years.

Over the years, Mr. Binney applied mathematical discipline to collection, analysis and reporting. In the process, he was able to structure analysis and transform it into a definable discipline, making it possible to code and automatically execute the functions without human intervention from the point of collection to the end report. The successful automation of analysis formed the foundation for prototype developments in the Automation Research Center; demonstrated how to handle massive amounts of data effectively and relate results to military and other customers; and, formed the basis for organizing an international coalition of countries to develop and share technology advances.