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In-Q-Tel is a Private Government Corporation, designated as a private, "non-profit enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their mission is to identify and invest in cutting edge information technology (IT) solutions that serve U.S. national interests. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint that defines the agency's most pressing needs, In-Q-Tel connects with entrepreneurs, established companies, universities, researchers, and venture capitalists to develop technologies that pay out in superior intelligence capabilities. In-Q-Tel provides a source of capital, technical and operational expertise, a beta/prototyping site with 'power users', a fast track to commercialization, and a potential source of revenue."[1]


Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board of In-Q-Tel; President of Arizona State University; former Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University.

President and CEO of Barksdale Management Corporation; Board of Directors, Time Warner Inc.; former President & CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation; former Director of America Online, Inc.; original CIO of FedEx.

Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA); former President and Chief Operating Officer of Legent Corporation (LGNT); former Senior Vice President of the Systems Software Division of UCCEL Corporation (UCE).

President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS); Retired U.S. Air Force General; former Deputy Commander of U.S. forces in Europe; former Executive Director of the Hart-Rudman National Security Commission.

Partner, Greylock Venture Capital; former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA); served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Partner and President of Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation; former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet.

University Professor and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia; former Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Former Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; former chairman and CEO of Alex. Brown.

Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University; member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, of the National Academy of Engineering and of its Council, and of the California Council on Science and Technology.

President Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology; former Chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station. [3]

Contact Details

In-Q-Tel Inc.
P.O. Box 749
Arlington, VA 22216
Phone: 703 248 3000
Email: info AT
Fax: 703 248 3001


Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Program,
  2. Management, accessed September 2, 2009.
  3. Board of Trustees, accessed September 2, 2009.

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