Mr. Paul Schneider Selected As Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee


By AFCEA International

Posted: Sept. 18, 2012

— The Honorable Paul A. Schneider, Principal at the Chertoff Group, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and former Under Secretary for Management at DHS, has been selected to chair the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee. As the committee’s chairman, he will provide direction to the members of the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee, helping guide AFCEA’s outreach to security professionals in both government and industry.

From 1994-2009, Mr. Schneider served the government and focused his work in the main areas of defense and aerospace industries, cyber security, major acquisition, procurement and financial management as well as systems engineering and technology assessment. He previously served in a range of educational, executive, and analytic positions at the National Security Agency, Department of the Navy and conducted high-level studies for NASA. During his service, Mr. Schneider has been the recipient of the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award and the Distinguished Civilian Service Award; the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award (twice) and the President’s Award for Distinguished Civilian Service. He also received three Presidential Rank Awards.

Mr. Schneider replaces outgoing Committee Chair Jim Flyzik. Commenting on Mr. Schneider’s selection, AFCEA International Vice President for Homeland Security, Dr. Vince Patton, said, “We are pleased that Mr. Schneider has accepted the appointment as our new chairman of the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee.
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