Eastern Foundry to Host Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

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Former Secretary Johnson will be taking questions about his time at Homeland Security and providing insight into what is happening in today’s news.

Eastern Foundry, a veteran-owned coworking space and accelerator for small businesses and emerging technology companies interested in working with the federal government, will host a special event, co-sponsored by the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia and the Truman National Security Project, featuring Jeh Johnson, the former Secretary of Homeland Security.

Former Secretary Johnson led the US Department of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017, where he was responsible for counterterrorism; cybersecurity; border, port, aviation and maritime security; enforcement and administration of immigration laws; response to national disasters; the detection and prevention of nuclear, chemical and biological threats; and the protection of critical infrastructure and the nation's leadership. Currently, a partner in the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department, Former Secretary Johnson advises clients, including management teams and board of directors, on crisis management, government and internal investigations, high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters, and legal aspects of cybersecurity and other security matters. His legal career has encompassed both private law practice and public service, including three Senate-confirmed presidential appointments.

“Having former Secretary Johnson speak to our members about his time with Homeland Security is really powerful,” said CEO of Eastern Foundry, Andrew Chang. “This gives us a chance to have our fingers on the pulse of a person who was the front line of Homeland Security for 4 years. We hope our members find it very helpful and are able to use his expertise in their day-to-day work.”

“Homeland security and national security issues are more in the news than ever,” said President of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia, Laurie MacNamara. “The Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia is proud to foster dialogue around major challenges that impact business and our country at large, and especially pleased to join our friends at the Truman National Security Project and Eastern Foundry to welcome Secretary Johnson.”

If you would like to learn more about this event, or to get further information regarding Eastern Foundry, please reach out to us at info@eastern-foundry.com.


About Eastern Foundry
Eastern Foundry is a first-of-its-kind marketplace where technologists, government contractors and agencies convene to exchange information and opportunities, find teaming partners and conduct business. Providing all of the resources of a modern technology incubator, Eastern Foundry offers physical workspace, services, trainings and information that are tailored to help large and small businesses achieve government contracting success. To learn more about Eastern Foundry, visit Eastern-Foundry.com, follow us @EasternFoundry or stop by our location in Crystal City.

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