Bachelor in Russian and Spanish, State University of New York, Albany. Master of Arts in Slavic language, State University of New York, Albany. At, Moriz Torez Foreign Language Institute, Moscow.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Albany, 2005.
Russian language instructor National Security Agency/Control Security Service, 1979, senior operations officer, national operations center, signals intelligence national intelligence officer Russia, executive assistant to the director, deputy chief global access program, chief, directorate of operations, consumer products and services, assistant deputy director technical and system, chief, officer of the director, director signals intelligence, 2001—2003. Executive assistant director Office of Intelligence Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 2003—2005. Director intelligence sector BearingPoint, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 2005—2006.
President, National Security Systems Sector SPARTA, Inc., Arlington, since 2006. Board directors Staten Island International Inc., since 2006, Argon System Technologies, since 2006.
Married Michael Baginski.