William P. Crowell | Markle
William P. Crowell | Markle

William P. Crowell

Independent Consultant, Information Technology, Security and Intelligence Systems
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

William P. Crowell is an independent consultant specializing in Information Technology, Security and Intelligence Systems. He served as President and CEO of Cylink Corporation, a leading provider of e-business security solutions from November 1998 to February 2003, when Cylink was acquired by SafeNet, Inc. Crowell came to Cylink from the National Security Agency, where he held a series of senior positions, including Deputy Director of Operations and the Deputy Director of the Agency. He served on the President’s Export Council and in November 2001 was appointed to the DARPA Task Force on Terrorism and Deterrence. Crowell currently serves as a Director for Broadware Technologies, a developer of video surveillance software infrastructure, a Director of ActivCard, an authentication software company, and Director of ArcSight, Inc., an enterprise security management software company.

William P. Crowell has been a Member of the Markle Task Force since its inception in 2002 and is also part of the Task Force’s Steering Committee.  He has contributed to the following reports produced by the Task Force: Protecting America’s Freedom in the Information Age in 2002, Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security in 2003, Implementing a Trusted Information Sharing Environment in 2006, Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism in 2006, and Nation at Risk in 2009.