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Template:Morefootnotes Christopher K. Mellon born 1957, son of Karl N. Mellon, the great-grandson of Gulf Oil co-founder William Larimer Mellon. A descendant of "Judge" Thomas Mellon, founder of Mellon Bank.
Mr. Mellon received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at Colby College in 1980. He earned his Masters Degree from Yale University in International Relations, with a concentration in finance and management 1984.
Christopher Mellon is a vicepresident of SIMtone, Inc.
Mr. Mellon served for 12 years in a variety of positions on Capitol Hill including nearly 10 years as a professional staff member as a Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Christopher Mellon served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence from November 1999 until Jan 2002. From June 1998 through November 1999, Mr. Mellon served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security and Information Operations. In that capacity he was responsible for policy and programmatic oversight of information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security, counterintelligence, and information operations strategy and integration. Mr. Mellon went to the Pentagon as a member of Secretary Cohen's transition team on January 2, 1997. Following the transition, Mr. Mellon was appointed as the Coordinator for Advanced Concepts and Program Integration, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, concentrating on encryption and information assurance issues. From November 1997 to June 1998, he served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Policy, providing advice on a range of intelligence issues. Before joining SIMtone Mr. Mellon returned to Capitol Hill where he served as the Minority Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee for Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV from 2002-2004.