Widelity

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board provides expertise, up to date knowledge in key national security arenas, analysis, critical thinking and business review and directional guidance. Our advisory board supports the decision making process of senior management and brings business and government insights to increase the confidence of the decision-makers who represent the company.

As Widelity continues to grow,  the Advisory Board provides guidance and counsel on important or technical issues,  merger and acquisition opportunities, partnerships,  financing, and capital formations, strategic thinking, and international expansion.

 

 

Our Advisors

Jay M. Cohen

REAR ADMIRAL, USN (RET)

About: Rear Admiral Cohen became the 20th Chief of Naval Research in June of 2000, and after an unprecedented five-and-a-half-year assignment as Chief of Naval Research, retired from the Navy in early 2006.  He served during wartime as the Department of the Navy Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program involving basic research to applied technology portfolios and contracting; in this capacity, he coordinated investments with other U.S. and international S&T providers to rapidly meet warfighter combat needs.

 

Unanimously confirmed by the US Senate in August 2006, Cohen was sworn in as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (responsible for DHS Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation).  After leaving government, Rear Admiral Cohen became a principal in The Chertoff Group, and now serves on select corporate boards of companies focused on cutting edge cybersecurity, medical devices, and cancer treatments. He is also an independent consultant for science and technology for domestic and international defense, homeland security/cybersecurity, and energy. Cohen has served on a US National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, and in 2018, at the request of Secretary of Defense Gen. Mattis, USMC (ret.), Cohen participated in an effort to enhance base security and power resiliency with DoD and DoE.

 

Jay M. Cohen is a native of New York. He was commissioned in 1968 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy, and holds a joint Ocean Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as a Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from MIT.

Michael S. Rogers

ADMIRAL, USN (RET)

About: Admiral Rogers retired from the U.S. Navy in 2018 after nearly 37 years of naval service, rising to the rank of four- star admiral (and becoming the first individual in the history of the U.S. Navy within his career field (Cryptologic Warfare) to rise above the rank of two- star admiral. He culminated his career in uniform with a four plus year tour as the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) and Director, National Security Agency (NSA). As Director, NSA he led the largest foreign intelligence organization in the free world, responsible for the generation of intelligence on issues and activities around the world of concern to our nation and its friends and allies, as well as providing deep cyber security expertise to partners within the USG, our allies and the private sector. He also assisted in the development of national and international policy with respect to cyber, intelligence, privacy and technology – including extensive work with foreign governmental leaders, the White House, Congress, and corporate leadership in the finance, IT, telecommunications and technology sectors.

Mike now focuses his time on supporting companies in the private sector, serving as a member of various Board of Directors or Advisory Boards or acting as a Senior Advisor – predominantly in the areas of cyber security, geopolitics, leadership, crisis response, advanced technologies and investment. Admiral Rogers is a graduate of Auburn University and also holds a Master of Science in National Security (specializing in East Asia). He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also an MIT Seminar XXI fellow and a Harvard Senor Executive in National Security alum.