NAME—John O. Brennan.

AGE-BIRTH DATE—57; Sept. 22, 1955.

EDUCATION—Bachelor's degree, political science, Fordham University, 1977; master's degree, government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.

EXPERIENCE—Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and CEO of The Analysis Corporation, McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003.

FAMILY—Wife, Kathy Pokluda Brennan; three children.

QUOTE—"Unfortunately, sometimes you have to take life to save lives, and that's what we've been able to do to prevent these individual terrorists from carrying out their murderous attacks."—Brennan in 2012 on ABC's "This Week."