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rest of the team. I must say that I was mighty impressed by the fact that Daniel did not need any files or papers or anything else to introduce anyone. He simply knew everything about everyone. Seventy-six members of the core team and fifty-six members of the support staff. One hundred and thirty-two (132) names. One hundred and thirty-two faces. One hundred and thirty-two profiles with personal details, educational backgrounds and professional histories. And, he did not falter even once. Moreover, it did not seem that he had memorized anything as he kept moving from one person to another as smoothly as possible. You can imagine my feelings at this by the fact that once the introductions were over, I couldn’t recollect even half of the names let alone putting the names and the faces together.

Once Daniel had completed all the introductions of the Core team and the support staff, he moved on to introduce his superiors to whom he reported directly, Mr. Jonathan Flinchard and Mr. Paul Weinardt. Mr. Flinchard was Joint Director (Intelligence), NSA, and, Mr. Weinardt was Joint Director (Cyber Support), CIA. Finally, Daniel introduced their boss, Mr. James D Rourke, Chief Security Advisor to the President.

Then, it was Mr. Rourke’s turn to address the team.

“I would like to thank you all for agreeing to be the part of this project, CYBERION-1. I am sure all of you were told that this is the biggest Cyber-Security project ever undertaken by any government in the world. However, that’s not the whole story. In fact, it is not even a part of the whole story. It is merely the beginning of the story.