Stephen Camboni

  • Texas A&M University System

StephenCambone was recently appointed Associate Vice Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System and Professor of Practice in the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University. He also served as the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, preceded by service in the Department of Defense as the director of the office for programs analysis and evaluation (the office that assesses “how much is enough”) and as the principal deputy secretary of defense for policy. During his tenure in the Pentagon from 2001-2006 he was responsible, among other duties, for completing the 2001 QDR  and reviewing the department’s contingency and emergency plans. Before joining Texas A&M, Cambone worked for several years as an independent consultant. Drawing on his extensive experience in government and business, he advised public and private sector leaders and managers in strategic plans and planning, operations, resource allocation and the use of technology to transform operations and business practices to increase capability and effectiveness, improve efficiency and achieve mission or financial objectives. He is the founder of Adirondack Advisors, LLC, and is an advisor to start up technology companies, public and private companies that service the national security market and to non-profit organizations. Cambone was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Director of Research at the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the Advisory Board of the Volgenau School of IT and Engineering at George Mason University. Cambone received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Claremont Graduate School.