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Frank J. Cilluffo, DirectorBookmark and Share

Frank J. Cilluffo has served as Director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute since joining The George Washington University in April 2003. He is also an Associate Vice President and leads GW's homeland security efforts on policy, research, education, and training. The Institute’s recent policy and research agenda covers a wide range of national and homeland security matters, including counterterrorism, counter-radicalization & counter-narrative efforts, cyber threats & deterrence, transportation security, CBRN terrorism, intelligence, national resilience, emergency management, and the nexus of crime and terrorism.. Prior to joining HSPI, Frank served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security at the White House. More

Christian J. Beckner, Deputy Director

Christian Beckner is the Deputy Director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute and an Assistant Vice President for Homeland Security at The George Washington University. At HSPI, he is responsible for managing many of the Institute’s activities related to homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity. More

Sharon L. Cardash, Associate Director

As HSPI's Associate Director, Sharon helps lead the Institute’s policy, research, and education initiatives. She has served as principal or contributing author of numerous reports, articles, and testimonies on a range of homeland security issues including counter-radicalization, WMD terrorism, cybersecurity, emergency preparedness and response, and homeland security curriculum development. Sharon has acted as Senior Advisor to The George Washington University’s Center for Preparedness & Resilience, and manages HSPI’s Senior Fellows Program. More

Joseph R. Clark, Policy Analyst

Dr. Joseph R. Clark is a policy analyst at HSPI. His primary research interests include military doctrine, national security strategy, and organizational learning. Clark has written on counterinsurgency doctrine, the need to engage moderate members of the Taliban in political dialogue, piracy, and the US Army's ability to innovate doctrine in the face of strategic failure in Vietnam and Iraq. In the spring of 2011, Dr. Clark was selected as one of twenty-two up-and-coming scholars to attended the Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy run by Columbia University. More

Paul Stockton, Scholar in Residence

Dr. Stockton currently serves as Scholar in Residence at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, is President of Cloud Peak Analytics and Managing Director, Sonecon, llc. Before joining Sonecon to lead its Cloud Peak division, Paul N. Stockton served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs from June 2009 until January 2013. More

Rhea Siers, Scholar in Residence

Ms. Rhea Siers recently retired as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service after over thirty years at the National Security Agency (NSA). Ms. Siers served in a variety of operational, legal, and policy positions dealing with some of the most critical issues facing the US Intelligence Community including cyber operations, information sharing, sharing, counterterrorism and counterintelligence. More

Rachel L. Johnson, Executive Coordinator