Matthew Doherty shared some good news with me last week as we finished up a meeting on several key client issues: he has just been selected by The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) to serve as a Senior Fellow.  This is a prestigious appointment based on an open competitive process.  Like Matt, his new colleagues are a distinguished group of policy experts and practitioners drawn from the private sector, government, academia and the nonprofit sector.

About the GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

CCHS is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues.  The Center is driven by four task forces: counterterrorism and intelligence, cybersecurity, preparedness and infrastructure resilience, and homeland security strategy and emerging threats task force.

Matt has advised me that he’ll be serving on the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force for a two-year term.  In addition to serving on a task force, senior fellows contribute to the work of CCHS by participating as speakers at policy events; writing and publishing policy reports, opinion pieces, and blog posts; and engaging in outreach with the news media and other stakeholders.

Matt’s Broader Role as Advisor to DHS and the U.S. Marshal Service

This appointment to such a key advisory position is not Matt’s first.  He currently serves on the U.S. Marshal Service Judicial Threats Center for preventing violence against judges.  He is also a law enforcement advisor and trustee award winner with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a congressionally chartered think tank supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  And he is also serving as an advisor to the U.S. Secret Service as well as the Federal Protective Service.

Matt, on behalf of the rest of the Hillard Heintze team, congratulations!