Bill Harlow

Bill Harlow

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Senior Editor, Under/Cover, The Cipher Brief

Few people combine the knowledge Bill Harlow has of the worlds of intelligence, national security and publishing. He served on active duty in the United States Navy for 25 years – retiring as a Captain. During that time, he served as Assistant White House Press Secretary for four years and spokesman for the Secretary of the Navy for three. He swapped his uniform for a trench coat in 1997 becoming the chief spokesman for the Director of Central Intelligence – serving in that position for seven tumultuous years.

Drawing on his national security experience, Bill authored the highly entertaining novel “Circle William” published by Scribner in 1999. Since leaving government he has co-authored four New York Times best-selling books including George Tenet’s #1 “At the Center of the Storm.” He has also mentored numerous former national security officials as they tried to navigate the tricky waters of being published authors themselves.

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