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Claire has over 29 years of military expertise and experience in Cyber, Network Operations, IT R&D, and as a Congressional Liaison while serving as a US Army Officer. She has two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 08’-09’ as the Director of the Southwest Asia Regional Cyber Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and Operation Resolute Support 15’-16’ Director for Congressional Affairs for Headquarters, Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan. She also held several executive level cyber and information technology jobs in the Department of Defense which include Chief of Staff and Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 for the 311th Theater Signal Command, Fort Shafter, HI and Deputy Director for Cyber at Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L).  Claire earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Siena College, a M.S. in National Security Studies from the National War College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cybersecurity at University of Maryland University College. Claire has finished over 50 marathons and volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run. She serves on the Small Business and Women in NOVA committees of AFCEA.