Dr. Gary M. Shiffman is Director of Homeland Security Studies at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is an economist focusing his academic and professional energies on developing innovative approaches to national and homeland security, taking on the most difficult challenges, and educating the next generation of security professionals and academics. He is also a Managing Director of the Chertoff Group, a global risk management and security services advisory firm.

From 2006-2009, Dr. Shiffman re-engineered and successfully led the Risk Management Solutions business unit at L-3 Communications, a Fortune 200 corporation, as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Dr. Shiffman served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the creation of that agency. The largest and most complex unification under DHS, Customs and Border Protection became the largest law enforcement agency in the United States.

Prior to DHS, Dr. Shiffman worked anti-terrorism and homeland defense emerging issues at an international law firm, advised US Senators as a National Security and Senior Policy Adviser to the US Senate Leadership, and served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a decorated US Navy Gulf War veteran.

Dr. Shiffman received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2002, an MA from Georgetown University in 1996. His publications include Economic Instruments of Security Policy: influencing the choices of leaders, 2006.
Biography of Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D.
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