Richard A. Clarke
|Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs|
August 8, 1989 – July 10, 1992
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||H. Allen Holmes|
|Succeeded by||Robert Gallucci|
Richard Alan Clarke
October 27, 1950
Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BA)|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSM)
Richard Alan Clarke (born October 27, 1950) is an American former government official. He was National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism for the United States between 1998 and 2003.
President Bill Clinton kept Clarke and in 1998 promoted him to be the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council.
Under President George W. Bush, Clarke initially continued in the same position but no longer had Cabinet-level access. He later was appointed as the Special Advisor to the President on cybersecurity.
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