“John’s experience, expertise, and insight make him an ideal choice for HSPI.”
Fairfax, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011
John Paczkowski, vice president for ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been named a 2011 Senior Fellow by The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI).
HSPI’s Senior Fellows are a distinguished group of homeland security leaders drawn from government, academia, and the nonprofit and private sectors, with expertise in areas ranging from bioterrorism to critical infrastructure protection to intelligence. Throughout the year, Fellows participate in roundtable sessions with senior government officials, and collaborate to publish policy papers, including Issue Briefs that speak to the day's most pressing homeland security challenges.
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Andy Robinson, senior vice president with ICF International. “John’s experience, expertise, and insight make him an ideal choice for HSPI. All of us at ICF congratulate him on this outstanding recognition.”
Prior to joining ICF in 2010, Mr. Paczkowski completed a Naval Postgraduate School Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Preparedness Directorate, where he pursued projects related to preparedness policy, planning, and risk management in support of the Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
As a 30-year career executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Paczkowski held various leadership positions in planning, policy, and operations. He managed the Port Authority’s emergency operations center following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and, in late 2001, was named director of emergency management and security, where he was responsible for critical infrastructure protection and emergency readiness programs for the agency’s aviation, transit, tunnel and bridge, and port cargo facilities.
In 2005, Mr. Paczkowski retired as a colonel with 33 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his service, he worked in a variety of homeland defense and security roles, including being the initiator of the Marine Corps Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program and Chief of the Civil Support Division at the National Guard Bureau.
About the Homeland Security Policy Institute
Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan "think and do" tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation. For additional information about HSPI, please visit http://homelandsecurity.gwu.edu.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,700 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
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