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Dwight Johnson | President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Michael Sossong | Vice President, Research and Development & Chief Technology Officer
Mike Goll | Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Gallagher | Vice President of Business Development
Jon Magin | Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Patrick Simmons | Vice President, Government Relations
Konstantin Borozdin | Vice President, Physics and Analytics
The Decision Sciences Board of Directors includes seasoned decision-makers with decades of experience in technology, software innovation, product development, strategy, finance, government contracts and compliance.
Stuart J. Rabin | HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL BIO | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE
Dwight Johnson | PRNEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE
Admiral Jay Cohen | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE | NAVY BIO | CHERTOFF GROUP BIO
Lawrence J. “Larry” Delaney, Ph.D. | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE
Pasquale “Pat” D’Amuro | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE | FBI
Robert Raymond | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE
Dr. Stephen Flynn | STANDFORD CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION | STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE | RESUME (PDF) | NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY
See also, Chertoff Group.
Decision Sciences International Corp
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CIK Number: 0001347065
IRS Number: 651261796
Company address: 14900 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE SUITE 125 CHANTILLY 20151
Phone number: 858-571-1900
Former name: Decision Sciences Corp, date of change: 2005-12-15
Former name: DSC Reincorporation Corporation
People related to Decision Sciences International Corp
|Name||Office Street Address||City||Country|
|H Wegner Allan||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|H Wegner Allan||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Wegner Allen||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|H Leichtling Barry||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Lehman Christopher||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Lehman Christopher||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Gene W. Ray Dr.||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|Gene W. Ray Dr.||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|Lawrence Delaney Dr.||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|Lawrence Delaney Dr.||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|Ray Gene||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|W Ray Gene||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Wells Ray Gene||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Cohen Jay||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Cohen Jay||149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Cohen Jay||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|M Cohen Jay||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|M. Cohen Jay||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|M. Cohen Jay||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|Craig Sloan John||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Delaney Lawrence||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Delaney Lawrence||149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Delaney Lawrence||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|J Delaney Lawrence||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Goll Mike||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|Goll Mike||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|D’Amuro Pasquale||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|D’Amuro Pasquale||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|D’Amuro Pasquale||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|J Whalen Robert||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|J Whalen Robert||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Raymond Robert||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|Raymond Robert||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|David Sloane Stanton||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Sloane Stanton||149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Immer Stephen||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|J. Rabin Stuart||The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street||Middleburg||VA|
|J. Rabin Stuart||c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way||Poway||CA|
|John Rabin Stuart||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Rabin Stuart||149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Eric Womble Thurston||12345 First American Way Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Eric Womble Thurston||12345 First American Way, Suite 130||Poway||CA|
|Eric Womble Thurston||149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125||Chantilly||VA|
|Eric Womble Thurston||14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125|
Decision Sciences | Board of Directors
Chief of Naval Research | Principal Executive Assistant (1992 – 1995)
Juliet Marine Systems | Board of Directors
Mississippi Ammunition Corporation | Board of Directors
ELTA North America | Board of Directors
Northrup Grumman Shipbuilding | Executive
Huntington Ingalls Industries | Executive
US Senator Trent Lott | National Security Advisor
Department of Defense | Liason to Congress
Potomac Institute | Senior Fellow
Prior to working for Decision Sciences, Eric Womble served as National Security Adviser & Military Legislative Assistant. He worked with Trent Lott. | CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS
Decision Sciences Corporation also has a subsidiary called “Decision Medical”
Of the individuals mentioned above, many lobbied for, testified in favor of before Congress, or performed some other action on behalf of the company, while serving in public office, or as some sort of representative to the government. There are others, not mentioned above, who have not worked for Decision Sciences, directly, but do have close ties to the business, and lobbied or represented its interests.
Before Decision Sciences, Gary Gilbert worked for a number of shipping and logistics companies, at various executive positions, including President & CEO of Fedex Logistics, and Senior Vice President of Hutchison Port Holdings. In 2006, he attended a number of high level meetings in relation to port security. One such meeting was attended by Chuck Schumer and Lindsay Graham.
CODEL GRAHAM FOCUSES ON CURRENCY AND PORT SECURITY | WIKILEAKS 06HONGKONG1285 | MAR 27 2006
1. (C) Renminbi (RMB) valuation, port security, and mainland urban/rural disparity dominated the March 25-26 visit to Hong Kong of Senators Lindsey Graham and Charles Schumer.
A demonstration of a pilot comprehensive container screening system enabled Hutchison Port Holdings to highlight for the Senators the degree to which global port operators are now 80 percent concentrated around firms from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Denmark — with implications for U.S. policy makers as they decide on how to engage the world on port security issues; the demonstration was followed by a visit to the Container Security Initiative (CSI) operations here.
9. (C) Seven investment bank economists, all of whom held titles indicating a chief economist role involving China, generally agreed with Senator Graham’s assertion that the RMB is undervalued, with four of them assessing that the currency is priced at least 15 percent below its appropriate market rate. Merrill Lynch’s T.J. Bond cautioned that given the technical challenges involved, the pace of currency reform in China in unlikely to satisfy “any simple political argument.” Citibank’s Yiping Huang echoed Bond, laying out the need to coordinate broader capital account liberalization with movement on the exchange rate. HSBC’s Hongbin Qu said that given these constraints, it is important to watch out for excessive political pressure that sets back reform. BNP Paribas’ Andrew Freris encouraged Graham to always leave China with flexibility by not making excessively detailed demands that, for example, include both dates and percentage targets with regard to RMB appreciation. Goldman Sachs’ Hong Liang said external pressure is a good thing but added that the selling point should be China’s own interests.
11. (SBU) The Senators visited Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT, part of the Hutchison Conglomerate) to see a demonstration of the Integrated Container Inspection System (ICIS), which has been set up as a pilot test here in Hong Kong by the U.S. firm Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC is awaiting a decision from the HKG on whether to buy ICIS. The U.S. Department of Energy has been working with the HKG on identifying options for extending the Megaports radiological screening program to Hong Kong by leveraging the capabilities of ICIS.
12. (SBU) Hutchison Port Holdings Senior Vice President Gary Gilbert showed the Senators how the ICIS system generates an “electronic folder” for each container as it enters the terminal yard. Trucks drive by scanning equipment that creates both an image of the container’s interior and a radiation profile. Were the system fully deployed, the electronic folder could be made available to USG personnel at the destination port of entry, allowing the to prioritize issues involving ship arrivals and follow-on inspections.
13. (SBU) Gilbert emphasized the need for rapid scanning systems like ICIS, commenting that more goods are actually on the high seas at any given time than in transit at ports themselves. Consequently, any disruption — from instituting screening procedures that slow down the movement of goods through ports to work stoppages – very quickly causes bottlenecks. 80 percent ofthe world’s cargo volume is now handled at some oint by firms from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, r Denmark as a result of consolidation in the port operator industry.
Any U.S. port security strategy must therefore take into account the need to work with firms from these locations, said Gilbert. Hutchison facilities alone handle 45 percent of all U.S. cargo at some point before entry into the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security | Secretary of Homeland Security
Department of Justice, Criminal Division | United States Assistant Attorney General
Department of Justice, District of New Jersey | United States Attorney
Chertoff Group | Founder
BAE Systems | Chairman | (2012-2015)
Covington & Burlington | Senior Counsel
Bipartisan Policy Center | Co-Chair, Imigration Task Force
SECRETARY CHERTOFF’S MEETING WITH SECRETARY FOR SECURITY AMBROSE LEE AND HONG KONG PORT OPERATORS | WIKILEAKS 06HONGKONG1476_a | APR 08 2006
1. (C) On March 31, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff met with Hong Kong Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee to discuss the global war on terror. On April 1, Chertoff visited Hong Kong’s ports and met with terminal operators to discuss maritime security. Secretary Chertoff said that the U.S. was exploring solutions that balanced the need to improve maritime security with continued efficiency of handling and shipping cargo. Technology and better awareness of supply chain management were key issues. Public and Congressional pressure demanded increased security, including screening for radiological materials. Secretary Lee noted that intelligence sharing with the U.S. and other countries enabled Hong Kong authorities to better monitor its borders so that the terrorist threat in Hong Kong remained low to moderate. Hong Kong’s “smart ID card” contained biometric data; Hong Kong would start issuing passports with biometric data in the first quarter of 2007. Also on April 1, Secretary Chertoff toured Hong Kong’s Smart ID production facilities at Hong Kong Immigration Headquarters. End summary.
Jay Cohen | 4-TRADERS | DECISION SCIENCES | CHERTOFF GROUP
Decision Sciences | Director (current)
Morpho Detection, LLC | Director (2011 – 2016)
Morpho Detection, Inc. | Chairman (2016 – present)
Chertoff Group | Principal (current)
NanoHoldngs LLC | Board of Directors (current)
DroneShield | Advisor (current)
Juliet Marine Systems | Director & Science Advisor (current)
Department of Homeland Security | Under Secretaryfor Science & Technology (2006 – 2009)
Department of the Navy | Chief of Naval Research (2000 – 2006)
US Navy | Director, Y2K Office (1999 – 2000)
US Navy | Deputy Chief, Legislative Affairs (1993 – 1997)
US Navy | Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet
Gary Gilbert attended another meeting in Hong Kong, just weeks later.
MEGAPORTS – BILATERAL MEETING ADVANCES RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING | WIKILEAKS 06HONGKONG2373_a | JUN 08 2006
1. (C) SUMMARY. On May 28-29, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Assistant Deputy Administrator David Huizenga led an inter-agency delegation (Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and State) to Hong Kong to discuss next steps in the USG’s proposed implementation of the Megaports Initiative.
Huizenga laid out an end-state vision of a fully operational radiation detection system for containerized cargo moving through Hong Kong, enhanced by container imaging information and the provision of information on U.S.-bound containers to U.S. Container Security Initiative (CSI) officials. Hong Kong Government (HKG) officials said that they were considering Megaports among a number of options for responding to the need for improved container security.
6. (C) The Megaports radiological monitoring equipment can be incorporated into an Integrated Container Inspection System (ICIS), which also includes X-ray imaging and container and vehicle identification. Modern Terminals and Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) have tested ICIS, developed by Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), for almost two years.
7. (C) Hoffman said that, to improve the accuracy of the ICIS radiological detection equipment, SAIC should decrease the lane width and shields the lane from background radiation. A new data set would help to confirm that the ICIS system could work effectively in Hong Kong. The second operational test will also be used to evaluate whether Container Security Initiative,s (CSI) U.S.-based officials could assist in resolving container alarms to reduce the resource burden on Hong Kong Customs.
11. (C) Tse summarized the port operators’ key points as follows:
Hong Kong and Southern China terminal operators would not use container security measures to gain a competitive advantage over one another (i.e., they all wanted to use the same system).
The port operators placed a high importance on port security, and would support any specific initiatives that the USG proposed.
Tse noted the importance of positive incentives and asked the USG delegation whether any the installation of radiological portals would result in any benefits, such as a so-called green lane into U.S. ports.
Hutchison Port Holdings Americas Senior Vice President Gary Gilbert emphasized that terminal operators would have to ensure that they could recoup their costs by installing radiological equipment. He asked whether the USG had any ideas about how to ensure that shippers compensated the port operators for installing and maintaining any new security package. He also advised that all South China terminal operators would install the same equipment and charge the same security fee downstream to ensure a level playing field and recoup security investment costs.
Finally, Tse expressed a willingness to provide the USG with whatever container information was necessary to complete the testing of the Megaports concept in HK.
12. (C) Huizenga emphasized repeatedly that the USG placed a high importance on implementing Megaports. Huizenga committed to following up with SAIC to tailor the ICIS technology to include radiation shielding. Huizenga emphasized that Hong Kong’s compliance would make it a world leader and role model in container port security.
13. (U) Participants in the meetings are listed below.
From the USG:
David Huizenga, Assistant Deputy Administrator, DOE/NNSA
Jeff Miller, DOE Energy Attache to Japan
Michael Fink, Megaports Initiative, NNSA/DOE
Daniel Hartnett, Foreign Affairs Specialist, NNSA/DOE
Andrew Grant, Acting Deputy Director, WMD Terrorism Office, Department of State
Todd Hoffman, Director, Interdiction and Security Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
Todd Horton. Chief of Evaluations and Assessments, Container Security Initiative, CBP
Patrick Simmons, CBP Program Manager
Scott Purvis, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Systems Architect
Lauren Zucker, Policy Analyst, DHS
Jacob Aguilar, CBP Officer
Charles Massey, MARSEC Group Partner and DOE Contractor
Thomas Howe, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Attache
Joseph Klaus, CSI Team Leader Political Officer Dusty Clayton
From the Container Terminal Operators (on the afternoon of May 29):
Kenneth Tse, Director and General Manager, Yantian International Container Terminals (a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group)
Jessie Chung, General Manager Logistics, Modern Terminals (MTL)
Gary Gilbert, Senior Vice President for the Americas, HPH
Ben Kong, Hong Kong Customer Service Manager, DP World
Alice Ho, Chief Financial Officer, Shekou Container Terminals Ltd
Gloria Lo, CSI Service Development Manager, HPH
Jessica Ng, Commercial Manager,
George Chu, Senior Manager, CSI Service Strategy, HPH
John Kok, General Manager, CSI, HPH
Ken Chou, General Manager Commercial Development, HPH
Paul Ho, Safety and Security Manager, Hong Kong International Terminals (member of HPH)
Lawrence Shum, Company Secretary for Yantian International Container Terminals
Gloria Choy, Operations and Engineering Director, Asia Container Terminals Ltd
Libra Ng, Logistics Manager, MTL
Ivy Yip, Assistant Logistics Manager, MTL
From SAIC (on May 28 for an ICIS tours at HIT and MTL for USG participants):
Terry Gibson, Vice President, Business Development (also attended meeting on afternoon of May 29 with port operators)
Keith Saunders, Business Development Manager
Adrian Stoian, R&D Project Manager
14. (U) This cable has been reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Cunningham
Decision Sciences Corporation | Advisor
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, DHS | Acting Commissioner (2007 – 2009)
U.S. Customers & Border Protection, DHS | Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations (2003 – 2007)
U.S. Customs Service | Director, Field Operations, Southern California Customs Management Center (2001 – 2002
U.S. Customs Service | Principal Field Manager of Customs Port OperationsLos Angeles, and Miami
The Chertoff Group | Principal & Head of Security Services
[Senate Hearing 110-1227] | SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND MERCHANT MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE, SAFETY, AND SECURITY | COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION | JUN 12, 2008
“I want to thank the Committee for its strong support of CBP. This Committee played a central role in the passage of the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE) Act of 2006, legislation that directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to explore, on a pilot basis, the feasibility and potential benefits of an international scanning program at three foreign ports. I look forward to reporting back to you on our experiences during these pilots and on some of the lessons we have learned.”
Decision Sciences owns the patent for the technology now used for most WMD detection at ports in the US and around the world.
This technology was invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a publicly funded lab.
Grand Bahama | Freeport welcomes mega container ship | THE BAHAMAS WEEKLY | FEB 18, 2010
Freeport, Grand Bahama – One of the largest container ships ever made its maiden voyage to the Bahamas on Wednesday when the mega ship MSC Tomoko docked at Freeport Harbour.
The MSC Tomoko, operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co., arrived from a stop in Norfolk, Virginia before continuing on its trek to Asia through the Suez Canal.
Gary Gilbert, CEO of Freeport Harbour Company, Freeport Container Port and Grand Bahama Airport Company described the vessel as being as big as an aircraft carrier, but with a wider hull. MSC Tomoko docked with 8,800 containers, and, “Augers well for expansion plans for the container port involving the addition of 10 more cranes and six berths – to make 2,000 metres of quay berthing space,” said Gilbert.
Decision Sciences Corporation | Vice President of Business Development (2013-present)
United States Secret Service | Senior Physical Security Specialist (2004-2013)
Department of Homeland Security| (2004-2013)
Security Advisors International, LLC | Senior-Partner, Security Consultant
FaceFirst – biometric recognition technology
Essex Industries – aerospace & defense, first response, safety & medical markets (2013-present)
American Public University School System | Security Management Industry Advisory Council (2014-present)
Church, LLC | Security Consultant (2009-present)
Adams Burch, Inc. | Sales
National Institute of Health | Contractor- Safety Inspector & Emergency Medical Technician (2000-2003)
ASIS International | Member (2013-present)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce | National Security Task Force (AUG, 2014 – present)
Find missing children with face detection | FACEFIRST
Experts Renew Warnings on Port Vulnerabilities | May 29, 2013
Before being employed by Decision Sciences International Corporation, he warned of the potential of WMDs coming into US Ports.
Stephen Flynn, a retired Coast Guard commander, said he believes that the cargo containers that arrive in the United States each year could be used to deliver nuclear weapons, and that lesser grade contraband is already making its way into the country through porous ports.
“Flynn, who has been one of the loudest voices sounding the alarm on the potential vulnerability of U.S. ports to terrorist attacks, argued that vulnerabilities in ships and seaports have received scant attention in comparison with airplanes since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”
Jay Cohen, a principal at the Chertoff Group and a former Department of Homeland Security undersecretary, agreed, arguing that cargo containers pose a “very valid threat” for the United States, and an opportunity for international cooperation.
Stephen Flynn | BLOOMBERG PROFILE | RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
Lead policy advisor on homeland security for the presidential transition team after the election of President Barack Obama
Frances Townsend | WHITEHOUSE | RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
Decision Sciences | Board of Advisors
The Aspen Institute | Member
The Trilateral Commission | Member
The Council on Foreign Relations | Member
Department of Justice, District of Brooklyn | Counsel to the Attorney General for Intelligence Policy (1985 – 1988) | Mentored by Rudolph Giuliani and FBI Director Louis Freeh.
Department of Justice, Southern District of New York | US Attorney International Organized Crime and White Collar Crime (1988 – 1991)
Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
International Programs | (1991 1993) to assist in establishing the newly created Office of International Programs, the predecessor to the Executive Office for National Security.
Chief of Staff to the Assistance Attorney General, Criminal Division | (1993 1995) played a critical role in establishing the Division’s international training and rule of law programs.
Director of International Affairs, Criminal Division | (1995 – 1997) | which serves as the U. S. Central Authority for extradition and mutual legal assistance, and works with the Department of State in the negotiation of international law enforcement treaties.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division | (1997 1998) where she oversaw international law enforcement and training matters, and acted as an advisor to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on international law enforcement policy.
Advisor to the Attorney General & Deputy Attorney General for International Law Enforcement Policy | (1997 1998)
Counsel to AG, Office of Intelligence Policy and Review for National Security Policy & Operations | (1998 – 2000) managing matters related to national security policy and operations for the Department of Justice. In this capacity she headed the office of Intelligence Policy and Review, an office that:
provides legal advice and recommendations to the Attorney General and the Department of Justice regarding national security matters, reviews executive orders, directives and procedures relating to the intelligence community, and approves certain intelligence-gathering activities, especially those matters related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Executive Office of the President
Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor For Combating Terrorism | (2003 – 2004)
Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism | (2004 – 2008)
US Coast Guard | Assistant Commandant for Intelligence (2000 2003)
Homeland Security Council | Chairman | (2004 – 2008)
Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) | Chairman of Board of Directors
Protiviti Inc. | Advisory Board | (2015 – present)
IrisGuard Incorporated | Advisory Board
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. | Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs
Aquamarine Investment Partners | Senior Counselor
SAP National Security Services, Inc. | Chair
Monument Capital Group, LLC | Operating Advisor
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. | Independent Director
The Western Union Company | Independent Director
SIGA Technologies | Director | (2011 – 2014)
Business Executives for National Security, Inc. | Director
Bipartisan Policy Center | Director
Baker Botts L.L.P. | Corporate Partner
CNN | National Security Expert Analyst
Donations to the Clinton Foundation:
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation $250,001 – $500,000
The Western Union Company $10,001 – $25,000
Western Union Foundation $500,001 – $1,000,000
An Outsider’s Quick Rise To Bush Terror Adviser – Frances Townsend | WASHINGTON POST | AUG 27, 2005
In September of 2001, she worked for the Coast Guard as the intelligence chief. At the time, the Coast Guard was not part of the “intelligence community” and thus was not allowed to share sensitive information.
She helped the Coast Guard get added to intelligence legislation and transformed the agency’s priority from South American drug-smuggling to the vulnerability of America’s ports.
In Spring of 2003, Richard Clarke and General John A Gordon (Bush’s Homeland Security Chief) lobbied for Townsend, and as a result she was hired on to the National Security Council.
“Frances Townsend runs President Bush’s far-flung campaign against terrorism.”
“She obviously has the confidence of the president, and that has a huge impact on her ability to influence the process,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
She is the ‘coordinator, the facilitator, the bridge,’ as FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III put it, between the powerful institutions and clashing egos of a war cabinet.
Among her many mentors, she counts Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, longtime FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.
“Townsend has overseen an intelligence reorganization and is now directing the first White House review of its anti-terrorism campaign since the aftermath of Sept. 11, a process intended to broaden the struggle into a new ‘strategy against violent extremism.”
Until a few months prior to 9/11, she had run the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review that decided which cases merited supersecret intelligence wiretaps, work that took her inside al Qaeda cases, such as the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa.”
“Her office would be a focus of controversy after Sept. 11. As the gatekeeper for intelligence wiretap requests, Townsend’s office fought efforts to invoke the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in matters that could result in criminal cases, fearing that prosecutors would use such surveillance to circumvent the more difficult threshold for obtaining a criminal wiretap. In practical terms, the result was what commission reports called “The Wall,” fencing off investigators from potentially useful information about suspects on American soil.
In an example cited by a bipartisan congressional commission, Townsend refused to endorse a secret intelligence wiretap on Los Alamos National Laboratories scientist Wen Ho Lee because the FBI’s interest in the case was “way too criminal.”
Secret Court’s Judges Were Warned About NSA Spy Data | WASHINGTON POST page 1 | WASHINGTON POST page 2 | FEB 9, 2006
FISA court is the secret panel created in 1978 in response to a public outcry over warrantless domestic spying by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI
The FISA court secretly grants warrants for wiretaps, telephone record traces and physical searches to the Justice Department.
Both judges had insisted that no information obtained this way be used to gain warrants from their court, according to government sources, and both had been assured by administration officials it would never happen.
Both presiding judges agreed not to disclose the secret program to the 10 other FISA judges, who routinely handled some of the government’s most highly classified secrets.
The two heads of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were the only judges in the country briefed by the administration on Bush’s program. The president’s secret order allows the National Security Agency to monitor telephone calls and e-mails between people in the United States and contacts overseas.
Twice in the past four years (2002-2006), a top Justice Department lawyer warned the presiding judge of a secret surveillance court that information overheard in President Bush’s eavesdropping program may have been improperly used to obtain wiretap warrants in the court, according to two sources with knowledge of those events.
Between 1979 and 2004, it approved 18,748 warrants and rejected five.
So early in 2002, they decided that any case in which the government listened to someone’s calls without a warrant, and later developed information to seek a FISA warrant for that same suspect, was to be carefully “tagged” as having involved some NSA information.
Shortly after the warrantless eavesdropping program began, then-NSA Director Michael V. Hayden and Ashcroft made clear in private meetings that the president wanted to detect possible terrorist activity before another attack. They also made clear that, in such a broad hunt for suspicious patterns and activities, the government could never meet the FISA court’s probable-cause requirement, government officials said.
SECRET COURT SAYS FBI MISLED JUDGES IN 75 CASES | NEW YORK TIMES | AUG 23, 2002
The nation’s secret intelligence court has identified more than 75 cases in which it says it was misled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in documents in which the bureau attempted to justify its need for wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, according to the first of the court’s rulings to be released publicly.
In its opinion, the court rejected a secret request made by the Justice Department this year to allow broader cooperation and evidence-sharing between counterintelligence investigators and criminal prosecutors.
FBI. and the Justice Department tried to defy the will of Congress by allowing intelligence material to be shared freely with criminal investigators.
The standards of evidence required for electronic surveillance are much lower in many intelligence investigations than in criminal investigations, the authors of the law wanted to prevent the dissemination of intelligence information to criminal investigators or prosecutors.
In a number of cases the FBI and the Justice Department had made ”erroneous statements” in eavesdropping applications about ”the separation of the overlapping intelligence and criminal investigators and the unauthorized sharing of FISA information with FBI criminal investigators and assistant U.S. attorneys.”
The court said that the FBI and the Justice Department were violating the law by allowing information gathered from intelligence eavesdrops to be used freely in bringing criminal charges, without court review, and that criminal investigators were improperly directing the use of counterintelligence wiretaps.
In one case, it said, the error appeared in a statement issued by the office of Louis J. Freeh, then the FBI director, in which the bureau said that target of an intelligence eavesdropping request ”was not under criminal investigation.”
In March of 2001, the court said, ”the government reported similar misstatements in another series of FISA applications in which there was supposed to be a ‘wall’ between separate intelligence and criminal squads in FBI field offices to screen FISA intercepts, when in fact all of the FBI agents were on the same squad and all of the screening was done by the one supervisor overseeing both investigations.”
Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts | NEW YORK TIMES | DEC 16, 2005
Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.
The previously undisclosed decision to permit some eavesdropping inside the country without court approval was a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices, particularly for the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on communications abroad.
Nearly a dozen current and former officials, who were granted anonymity because of the classified nature of the program, discussed it with reporters for The New York Times because of their concerns about the operation’s legality and oversight.
Administration officials are confident that existing safeguards are sufficient to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.
The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny.
President Bush significantly eased limits on American intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the military.
The NSA breaks codes and maintains listening posts around the world to eavesdrop on foreign governments, diplomats and trade negotiators as well as drug lords and terrorists.
Traditionally, the FBI, not the NSA, seeks such warrants and conducts most domestic eavesdropping. Until the new program began, the N.S.A. typically limited its domestic surveillance to foreign embassies and missions in Washington, New York and other cities, and obtained court orders to do so.
Since 2002, the agency has been conducting some warrantless eavesdropping on people in the United States.
Frances Townsend was in charge of the DOJ’s relationship with the FBI post 9/11. During this time, the FBI and the Intel Community as a whole underwent a complete transformation. | Intel Takeover
Robert J Raymond
Decision Sciences | Director
Hallwood Petroleum. LLC | Director
Crusader Energy Group Inc. | Chairman
RR Advisors, LLC | President
Knight Energy Management Holding Company, LLC | Co-Manager
Westside Energy Corp | Chairman
RCH Energy Opportunity Fund I, L.P.
RCH Energy MLP GP, L.P.,
RCH Energy MLP FundHawk Energy Fund I, LLC
Lee R Raymond
Decision Sciences | Advisor
Mobil Holdings (U.K.) | President
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) | Senior Advisor & Consultant
Exxon Mobil | President (1987 – 2005), CEO (1999 – 2005)
National Petroleum Council | Chairman
JPMorgan Chase & Co | Director (2001 – )
Mayo Clinic | Emeritus Public Trustee
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | Vice Chairman
President’s Exports Council | Member
The Business Roundtable | Member
Council on Foreign Relations | Member
Trilateral Commission | Member
Gene W Ray
Decision Sciences | CEO (2014 – ) | Director (2008 – present)
Decision Medical | Board of Managers
Titan Corporation | Co-Founder, Chairman, President & CEO
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) | Executive Vice President
Engility Corporation | Founder, President & CEO
L-3 Communications | Chairman (1999 – 2005)
CaseRev, Inc. | Director
Cayenta, Inc. | Chairman
Global Secure Corporation | Non-Executive Chairman, Chairman of Auditing Committee (2005 – )
GMT Ventures | Managing Director (2005 – present)
Patriot Data Solutions Group | Board of Advisors
Proximetry, Inc. | Advisory Council
RedHorse Corporation | Advisor
AverStar, Inc. | Director
Artel, LLC | Director
Decision Sciences | President & CEO (2016 – present)
ITS Technologies & Logistics | President & CEO (2010 – 2015)
Comox Consulting | Principal (2010 – 2010)
The Schuck Corporation | Executive Vice President (2008 – 2009) Ramp Management, ConGlobal Industries
The Broe Group | Managing Director (1989 – 2007)
OmniTRAX | President (1987 – 2007)
Cameron Payne & Company | Vice President (1984 – 1987)
Marathon Oil Company | Financial Analyst (1982 – 1984)
Decision Sciences | Director of Business Development (2014 – present)
VIP GlobalNet, LLC | Consultant (2012 – present)
Advanced Science and Technology Associates | President & Owner (2012 – present)
Joint Chiefs of Staff | WMD Policy Expert (2009 – 2012)
US Navy | Nuclear Submarine Officer
TRW Companies | Senior Section Manager (1987 – 1997)
Honeywell Aerospace | Senior Manager
Lockheed Martin | Division Manager (1998 – 1999)
IEM | Development Manager (2000 – 2000)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Senior Principal Systems Engineer & Contract Manager (2000 – 2006)
EMCORE Corporation | Senior Program Manager (2006 – 2012)
United Technologies | Program Manager (2013 – 2013)
TASC, Inc. | Customer Executive (2014 – 2014)|
Magellan Aerospace | Project Manager (2016 – 2016)
Decision Sciences | Technical Management Consultant (2016 – present)
Decision Sciences | Corporate Controller (2012 – 2012), Vice President, Business Operations (2013 – 2014), Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (2014 – present),
Era (SRA International subsidiary) | Finance Director (2007 – 2012)
Pricewaterhousecoopers | Auditor
Decision Sciences | President & CEO (2011 – 2015)
Decision Medical | Founding Executive
Frequency Electronics, Inc. | Board of Directors (2016 – present)
Comtech Telecommunications | CEO (2015 – 2016)
SRA International, Inc. | President, CEO (2007 – 2011)
Lockheed Martin | Executive Vice President, Integrated Systems & Solutions (2004 – 2007)
General Electric Aerospace | Principal
Secretary & Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer (2013 – 2016)
Dynamic Aviation Group
Chief Accounting Officer (2006 – 2011)
The Mills Corp
Vice President, Accounting (2003 – 2006)
Finance Director & Vice President
UUNET Technologies, Inc.
Arthur Anderson LLP
Board of Managers
Managing Partner & Co-founder
DMV Ventures & Private Equity Fund.
World Wide Business Development, R&D, and Mergers and Acquisitions.
During her time with GSK, she complete $2.5 billion of transactions in sectors including: medical devices, pharmaceuticals and molecular diagnostics with clients including: MedImmune, FivePrime, Angiochem, Oncomed, Celgene, Harvard Stem Cell, MD Anderson and Genentech.
Surrey Capital Partners
Bioscience Managers Limited (London)
Ministry of Science & Technology
Global Innovation Forum
George R Creel
Board of Managers
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
DMV Ventures & Private Equity Fund
Board of Advisors
Colesbury Capital Markets
Colesbury Energy Partners
Partner & Managing Director
New York Society of Security Analysts
Brown Brothers Harriman & co
Pasquale “Pat” D’Amuro
Board of Managers
Decision Medical |
Board of Advisors
Decision Sciences |
Chairman, CEO & Board Member
Global Risk & Investigative Diligence, LLC |
Chairman & CEO (former)
Giuliani Security & Safety LLC |
Giuliani Partners LLC |
Nine Thirty Capital Management |
Assistant Director in Charge
New York Field Office
Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division
Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism & Counterintelligence
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) |
Established Information Sharing Protocols between
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Central Intelligence Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Defense
Stuart J Rabin
Board of Managers
President & CEO (2004 – present)
Nine Thirty Capital
President & CEO (1997 – 2008)
Jacobsen Family Investments
Morgan Stanley Asset Management
Bear Stearns & Co
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson & Hand
Board of Directors
924 Global Asset Finance Corporation
Board of Trustees
New-York Historical Society
Board of Trustees
National Constitution Center
New York (Columbia) Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council
Council on Foreign Relations
Warton Global Family Alliance
International Council of the Belfer Center
John F Kennedy School of Government
Robert J Whalen
President & CEO
Corporate Technical Advisor for Advanced Systems (2006 – )
L-3 Communications Holdings
Senior Vice President
Chairman of Advanced Systems Development (2003 – )
President & Co-Founder (1982 –
International Systems, LLC
Various Positions (14 years) including:
President of Aerospace Division (1976 – 1982)
Martin Marietta Corporation (Lockheed Martin)
Chairman of Advanced Systems Development
President, CEO & Director (current)
President & COO (2007 – 2015)
President (2004 – 2007)
Various Executive Positions (2001 – 2004)
Marketing, Development and Operations
Vice President of Marketing
ORATEC Interventions, Inc.
(acquired by Smith & Nephew PLC)
Various Positions including:
Vice President of Marketing, Rods Division
Group Director of BMP Biologics Program
Group Director of Interbody Sales Development Effort
Group Director of International Sales & Marketing
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
Robert A Ingram
Executive Vice President of Administrative and Regulatory Affairs (1990 – 1993)
Executive Vice President (1993 – 1993)
President & COO (1993 – 1994)
President & CEO (1994 – 1999)
Chairman (1999 – 2003)
Vice Chairman (2003 – 2010)
Strategic Advisor to CEO (2010 – present)
Vice President of Government Affairs (1985 – 1988)
President of Merck Frosst Canada (1988 – 1990)
Merck & Co., Inc
Vice President of Public Affairs ( ? – 1985)
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Elan Corporation plc
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
CEO Roundtable on Cancer
National Cancer Advisory Board
National Institute of Health
Research Triangle Foundation
Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
University of Southern California
General Partner (2007 – )
Hatteras Venture Partners
Arthur D Collins, Jr.
Senior Executive (1992 – 1994)
Charman & CEO (1994 – 2008)
Corporate Vice President (1978 – 1979)
Managing Corporate Planning & Development
General Management (1979 – 1986)
Vice President (1986 – 1992)
Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Board of Directors (current)
Board of Directors (current)
The Boeing Company
Board of Directors (current)
Board of Directors (current)
Managing Partner (current)
Acorn Associates, LLC
Senior Advisor (current)
Oak Hill Capital Partners
President’s Export Council
Electro Magnetic Scattering & Algorithm Development
Senior Staff Project Engineer (2005 – 2013)
Design & Engineering Project Manager (2016 – present)
General Dynamics Missions Systems
Senior Program Manager
EDO RSS (ITT Exelis, now Harris Corp)
President & CEO
Vice President of Global Strategy
Vice President of Global Marketing
Manager of Respiratory Homecare Unit
Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien)
Strategic Planning Executive
Marketing Director, Research & Development, Customer Service, and Technical Support
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Various Executive Positions
Chief Financial Officer (2012 – present)
Decision Sciences International Corporation
Vice President, COO & CFO (2010 – 2011)
Monterry Provision Company
Corporate Controller (2006 – 2009)
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Interim CFO (2005 – 2006)
Executive Vice President, Director Corporate Credit & Collection, Senior Corporate Auditor (1978 – 1985)
Bell & Howell
Vice President of Finance, Controller (1993 – 2005)
Auditor (1975 – 1978)
Air Force Research Laboratories
Wright Patterson AFB
Researcher (NIH funded)
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation
Chief Systems Engineer
Principal Systems Engineer
Data Center Manager
Federal Aviation Administration
National Science Foundation
Air Force Office of Scientific Research