For more than three decades, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance has promoted excellence in the intelligence and national security activities of the United States government and associated endeavors in the private sector through the William Oliver Baker Award. Established in 1984 by the Security Affairs Support Association (INSA’s predecessor), the William Oliver Baker Award annually recognizes individuals for:
Robert S. Mueller, III
Robert S. Mueller III became the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 4, 2001, one week prior to the attacks of September 11. He is widely credited not only for leading the FBI during an extremely challenging time, but also with transforming the Bureau from a traditional law enforcement agency to an intelligence-based national security organization.
About William Oliver Baker
The four words on the medal honor the defining aspects of Dr. Baker’s life – Scientist, Inventor, Scholar, and Statesman.
Dr. Baker was a prominent scientist, former head of Bell Labs, a trusted advisor to five U.S. Presidents, a director and advisor to multiple philanthropic foundations and educational commissions, and a mentor to scores of renowned scientists. During his nearly 25 years with Bell Labs, Dr. Baker and his team made significant discoveries in telecommunications including the laser, satellite systems, and the UNIX computer operating systems, among many others, which set the foundation for the robust technologies and platforms we use today.
In 1959, at President Eisenhower’s request, he developed a plan for the establishment of the Defense Communications Agency, presently the Defense Information Systems Agency. Baker continued to serve his country on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) for multiple presidents beginning in 1956. Dr. Baker also served on the National Security Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board for 20 years. In 1982, Dr. Baker was presented with the National Security Medal by President Ronald Reagan to honor his tremendous contributions.
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June 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmEastern Time
Omni Shoreham HotelCalvert St NWWashington, District of Columbia 20008(202) 234-0700
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