ADM (Fmr) Thad Allen, 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : June 22, 2016
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
Hosted by the Aerospace & Defense Committee
A discussion with ADM (Fmr) Thad Allen, US Coast Guard, to discuss maritime domain awareness and security issues and trends in the ASEAN region from the perspective of US and Singaporean companies. ADM Allen will discuss bridging government and non-government entities to address major maritime challenges and securing critical infrastructure from a cyber perspective.
About the Speaker
Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Executive Vice President Thad Allen is a leader in the firm’s Departments of Justice and Homeland Security business. He leads the policy development regarding the future direction of law enforcement and homeland security. He is known for his expertise in bringing together government and non-government entities to address major challenges in a “whole of government” approach designed to achieve a unity of effort. Mr. Allen completed his distinguished career in the US Coast Guard as its 23rd Commandant.
In 2010, President Barack Obama selected Mr. Allen to serve as the National Incident Commander for the unified response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Working closely with the US Environmental Protection Agency, DHS, the Departments of Defense, Interior, Commerce, and Health and Human Services, state and local entities, and BP, he sought to bring a unity of effort to response operations.
Prior to his assignment as Commandant, Mr. Allen served as Coast Guard Chief of Staff. During his tenure in that position, in 2005, he was designated Principal Federal Official for the US government’s response and recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita throughout the Gulf Coast region.
Mr. Allen is a key member of Booz Allen’s Cyber Security Steering Committee and an advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security on multiple issues, including counter-terrorism, combating cyber crime, securing the Federal network, protecting critical infrastructure and other cyber security matters. In addition, Mr. Allen’s subject matter expertise is called upon by other senior US government officials and members of the US Congress to advise them on cyber security policy issues such as encryption, privacy, information sharing, methodologies and techniques, and other such matters on an on-going basis. In his capacity as a cyber security leader in Booz Allen, he has led in the development of advanced capabilities for key clients.
He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Mr. Allen to the New York State Respond Commission tasked with finding ways to ensure that New York State is ready to respond to future weather-related disasters.
He is a 1971 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University — from which he received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2006. He also holds an M.S. degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Allen has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from George Mason University, the National Defense University, and the National Graduate School.