Don L. Rondeau Wins Telly Award

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TSSI, Inc. CEO Don L. Rondeau Is Awarded The Esteemed “Telly Award” For Political Commentary.

In the hours after President Obama announced that US Navy Seals had killed wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Don L. Rondeau was at the White House serving as a special correspondent for the Homeland Security Television (HSTV) produced show “The Threat Matrix”. Rondeau successfully blended his ability to communicate with his anti-terrorism knowledge and ability to share information. While some networks were still assessing what had occurred and scrambling to find a terrorism expert to interview, Rondeau was capturing the unfiltered perspectives of passersby’s, vacationers and protesters at the White House in Washington, DC. The scene was surreal. It was a seminal moment in the war against terror and, as per usual, Rondeau was in the right place at the right time. There wasn’t any time to prepare a scene. Rondeau maneuvered through the electrified crowds and spoke with whoever was willing without any idea of what opinion they held. Rondeau states, “For years Americans have listened to various experts and reporters, I just wanted to give a voice to the average citizen.” Rondeau continues, “I have always appreciated the correspondents who are well versed on the given subject and have the ability to listen. I am grateful that this approach was recognized with a Telly Award”. With the White House as the back drop, Rondeau tactfully poked, prodded, debated and questioned protesters, housewives and vacationers to include those who were visiting from overseas. He dove in gently but firmly, armed with an expert’s knowledge of terrorism. The production value was fantastic and yet curious, in that less than 24 hours after the assault on Bin Laden’s compound, the Threat Matrix show contained accurate simulations of the compound before most even knew of the exact location. How Rondeau and the Threat Matrix was able to secure these images is further testament to his ability to share critical information. As a result, Don L. Rondeau, TSSI, Inc. and HSTV are Telly Award Bronze Honorees.

About Don L. Rondeau
Don L. Rondeau, President & CEO and Member, Board of Directors
Don L. Rondeau is President & CEO of Total Security Services International (TSSI, Inc.). Prior to taking charge over TSSI, Inc., Mr. Rondeau had already established himself as a homeland security professional with a broad range of distinguished positions, appointments, and awards. He is the author of Red Teaming: The Don L. Rondeau Method, a non-fiction book that chronicles his development of an anti-terrorism exercise methodology designed to identify potential terrorist tactics and targets. Mr. Rondeau began his career by serving in the United States Coast Guard where he spent rewarding time training recruits. From there, Mr. Rondeau found his way into various executive asset protection roles, most prominently serving as Directors of Asset Protection for two Fortune 1000 companies for nearly a decade. During this time, Rondeau successfully ran the investigations and oversaw the prosecution of hundreds of offenders involving cases of embezzlement, robbery, fraud, and other financial crimes and schemes. Here, Rondeau honed his ability to organically conduct full-scale investigations that culminated into successful resolution and prosecution, all while responsible for keeping the company operating at its maximum efficiency and effectiveness – a unique, multi-disciplined role. Mr. Rondeau understands how to effectively conduct security operations and protect profitability. Most telling is that under the direction of Mr. Rondeau, the security divisions created a positive return on investment for the corporations. The security department that actually pays for itself and improves the bottom line is indeed a rare phenomenon. Mr. Rondeau is the former IACSP Homeland Security Executive of the Year, Points of Light Honoree and is credited with proving that anti-terrorism Information Sharing Analysis Centers (ISAC) adding significant value to our nation’s critical infrastructure protection efforts. Mr. Rondeau is a sought after leader and consultant on anti-terrorism information sharing, security and critical infrastructure protection projects and is often referred to as the most credible conduit between the public and private sectors in the nation. He serves as project executive for multiple important anti-terrorism programs and has served as the Executive Producer of the Telly Award winning episode of the Threat Matrix. Rondeau frequently appears on national media outlets to include CNN, ABC, FOX and others.
View the award winning episode of the Threat Matrix featuring Don L. Rondeau at

About Homeland Security Television:
Since its founding in 2005, the network streams on-demand programming to viewers every month and benefits from the advice of an unmatched editorial advisory board, which includes the nation's First Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former FEMA Director Michael Brown, former national cyber security director Amit Yoran and Don L. Rondeau among others.

About TSSI, Inc.:
MD-based Total Security Services International, Inc. (TSSI, Inc.) offers clients a cutting edge, science-based approach to critical infrastructure protection and security planning, operations, intelligence and disaster preparedness and response. Since 1992, TSSI, Inc. has been a highly regarded partner and resource to federal agencies - such as the Transportation Security Administration, FEMA, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Transportation - as well as state and local governments developing solutions to some of our Nation's most difficult critical infrastructure protection challenges. We are known among our private sector customers as a company that offers highly-effective, customized, cost-effective security plans and training programs. TSSI, Inc. is led by anti-terrorism information sharing pioneer and media personality Don L. Rondeau. See for more information.

About the Telly Awards:
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners include companies, agencies and organizations of all sizes, from large multinational media companies to small ad agencies and local production houses. A sample of Winners includes AOL Media, CBS Television Distribution, Comcast Spotlight, Cox Sports Television, Discovery Channel, Eagles Television Network, ESPN, Fox Sports International and Harpo Studios. To view the complete list of Silver Telly winners please visit


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