The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner

The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the new home of the International Spy Museum in L’Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction. 


Each year, The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has embodied the values of our esteemed friend, mentor, and leader – Judge William H. Webster. This year’s honoree is someone known for his invaluable service and contributions to the Intelligence Community, someone that has worked from the ground up and has been both a provider and consumer of intelligence with more than 20 years of experience. It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 honoree is General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 

KEYNOTE: The Honorable George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence

AWARD DINNER CO-CHAIRS: Mr. Michael Morell, Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies and Former Deputy Director and former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Ms. Jill Singer, Vice President, National Security, AT&T Public Sector & Wholesale; Former Chief Information Officer, National Reconnaissance Office.

HONORARY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: The Honorable and Mr. William H. Webster


HOST COMMITTEE CHAIR: Ms. Katherine Wood  


**Please note: this event is closed to Media** 

DATE:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019  
SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM VIP Reception (By Invitation Only)
  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cocktail Reception
  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Awards
  9:00 PM – 10:30 PM Dessert Reception
ADDRESS: International Spy Museum 
700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Funds raised at the Webster Dinner support artifact preservation, educational programming, research, exhibits, and accessibility programs for underserved communities. For information about ways to support the International Spy Museum or future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Philanthropy Ursula Oaks at 202.654.2840.

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

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Handler Sponsors: Cisco Systems, Fortress, George Mason Universities, Schar School of Policy and Government, In-Q-Tel, Perspecta, Spycraft Entertainment 

Double Agent Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton, 5 Stones intelligence, Harirud International Support Services, Next Century Corporation, SAIC 

Gift Bag Sponsor: Accenture Federal Services 

Operative Sponsors: Governor & Mrs. James Blanchard, Ciena Government Solutions, Equinix, Torie Clarke & Brian Graham, Juniper Networks, Missions Solutions Group, Peraton, Ridgewells, The Honorable and Mrs. William H. Webster 

Agent Sponsors: Beacon Global Strategies, Greg & Anna Brown, Comcast Business, Glenmede, MarkLogic, Palo Alto Networks, SAP NS2, Splunk │ Carahsoft, Tenax Aerospace, The Chertoff Group, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, David Weinberg

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2019 Honoree

General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

2018 Snapshot

More than 600 attendees including past and present leaders in the Intelligence Community, corporate leaders, members of Congress, Ambassadors, government employees, and philanthropists gathered for this event.

About William H. Webster

Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the only individual to have held both offices).

Sofia Morales

Development & Membership Director