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September 01, 2015

Panel looks at integration of women into national security field

Women national security leaders appeared on a panel Sept. 10 on Capitol Hill to examine the biases and barriers women face as they assume leadership positions in the field. The reception and program,  “Complete Integration of Women into National Security,” was sponsored by the Women in National Security Law Initiative of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law and the ABA Governmental Affairs Office with the support of LexisNexis.

Harvey Rishikof, chair of the Advisory Committee of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security, introduced the panel, which included (from left): moderator Sandra Hodgkinson, vice president, strategic planning, and chief of staff at Finmeccanica in North America  and DRS Technologies, and a captain in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps (reserves); Corin Stone, executive director, National Security Agency; Athena Arguello, assistant general counsel, Central Intelligence Agency; Dr. Laura Junor, former principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, Department of Defense; and Tia Johnson, assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Department of Homeland Security.

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