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GSN Awards Judge Chuck Brooks to announce 2015 Winners on Wednesday, November 18

Chuck Brooks

By Adrian Courtenay

GSN is pleased to announce that lead Judge Charles (Chuck) Brooks in the GSN 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program has reported that Winners and Finalists will be announced on Wednesday, November 18. Chuck is well-known and highly respected in the greater Homeland Security community for his substantive knowledge and experience on security-related issues.

In his full-time role, Chuck serves as VP for Government Relations and Marketing and leads Federal, State and local Government relations for of Sutherland Government Solutions (SGSI). He’s also responsible for leading the marketing portfolio including Media, PR, Digital Outreach, thought leadership, strategic partnering and branding for the Federal Government, State & Local Government, business processing and professional service for the $1.2B company employing over 30,000 employees across the globe.

Chuck has an extensive record of service in senior executive management, marketing, government relations and business development in the private sector, serving in corporate leadership roles for multiple public corporations including Xerox (VP Homeland Security), Rapiscan (VP R&D) and SRA (VP Government Relations). Known for his prolific “influencer” writings and presentations at conferences and universities on issues such as emerging technologies, innovation, homeland security and cybersecurity, The Internet of Things and Digitizing Government, he truly epitomizes and terms “Thought Leader” and “Change Agent.”

In the media, he has published dozens of articles in the likes of Forbes, Huffington Post, Information Week, MIT Sloan Blog, Cygnus Security Media, Homeland Security Today, The Hill, Biometric Update, Computer World and Government Tech Viewpoint. He is also a Columnist and Contributor for Bizcatalyst360 and a regular featured contributor to an upstart publication named “Government Security News.”

In government, Chuck was appointed by two Presidents to executive roles in the federal government. Chuck served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. Chuck’s former boss, the Hon. Jay M Cohen (Rear Admiral, US Navy, ret.) stated ”From my Senate confirmation hearings, through two years of re-inventing the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (which was described by the Congress in 2006 as a "rudderless ship with no one at the helm" and in danger of the Congress rescinding $200M in FY 07), Chuck Brooks as Director of Legislative Affairs at DHS was INVALUABLE to me, the DHS S&T Directorate, DHS, the Nation AND Congress in making the "reformation" of DHS S&T a complete success. His Hill/DC acumen, insight, reliability, ability to develop highly effective congressional interaction/communications is WITHOUT PEER in my nearly 16 years dealing with senior executive branch officials, industry, academia and the Congress."

In academia, he was Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught students about homeland security and Congress. His academic background includes an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago; a BA in Political Science (’79) from DePauw University and a Certificate in International Law from the Hague.

In his spare time, he serves as an advisor to the Technology Partner Network (TPM) of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also serves as chairman and advisor to multiple emerging technology and CyberTech companies and serves on the board of Ecrypt Technologies, which was started by his former colleague Dr. Thomas A. Celluci, who informed GSN that Chuck’s keen intellect is only matched by his genuine good nature and helpful attitude toward others.


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