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- Sen. Mike Rounds is a U.S. senator from South Dakota (R).
- Laura Galante is director of global intelligence, FireEye: a cyber security company; former cyber threat intelligence analyst, Department of Defense.
- David Rothkopf is CEO and editor, FP group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine; author of "National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear (2014). Host of Foreign Policy podcast, "The Editors Roundtable."
- Cynthia Dion-Schwarz is a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation.
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