David Pekoske

Acting Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Homeland Security

David Pekoske

David Pekoske

Acting Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Homeland Security

Overview
Career Highlights

US Coast Guard
Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of Homeland Security

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2017

Number of Boards

3

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Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group LLC

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Director & Senior Advisor at GKN Aerospace North America, Inc.

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Consultant at Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium, Inc.

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Former Director of Cruise Missile Plans & Policy at United States Navy

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Director, National Security Program at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

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Former Special Assistant Secretary at United States Department of Transportation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

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David Pekoske
Acting Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Homeland Security
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Ocean Engineering

If youre interested in joining the Armed Forces, but want to receive a solid education too, United States Coast Guard Academy may be the right fit. Located in New London, Connecticut, an expert faculty is dedicated to providing the best hands-on training and classroom instruction. Students, or cadets, accepted into the academy must choose a major for their bachelor's degree. The following is a list of possible majors: Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Government Management Marine and Environmental Sciences Mechanical Engineering Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Operations Research and Computer Analysis Cadets are offered a different, but thriving student life experience. Cadets can participate in 23 intercollegiate sports, and can apply to spend the first semester of their second year at another U.S. Service Academy. Cadets experience a different kind of campus life. Summer training, however, is geared toward dynamic programs. Summer training consists of sailing, missions aboard ships, Navy diving, damage control, law enforcement, and basic weapons qualifications. Cadets are offered support services to help cope with the new lifestyle. Health services, personal counseling, and religious programs are available to students who wish to use them. United States Coast Guard Academy provides stellar academic programs and empowering recreational activities for the young men and women of the United States. For individuals seriously considering the Armed Forces, the Coast Guard Academy can provide an exceptional path to success.

Master of Public Administration

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious graduate international affairs schools in the world. Located on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, the school has 16,427 alumni in more than 150 countries. SIPA's alumni base includes several former heads of state, business and finance leaders, prominent journalists, diplomats, senior government administrators, and elected representatives in the United States and abroad. Half of SIPA’s nearly 1,200 students are international, coming from over 100 countries. Columbia | SIPA has more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct faculty, scholars, and practitioners who have distinguished themselves in research and leadership in the policy world. They include some of the world's leading scholars on international relations, democratization, elections, demography, and social policy. A former mayor of New York City, the current chair of the NASDAQ, and a former director of the U.S. Census are among the senior practitioners who help shape the research agenda and curriculum of SIPA.

Master of Business Administration

MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT Sloan offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree executive education. Its largest program is its full-time MBA, which is one of the most selective in the world, with students from more than 60 countries every year, and ranked #1 in more subjects than any other MBA program.

Unknown Public Administration

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Career History
Acting Deputy Secretary
2019 - Current

U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government which is focused on homeland security to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. U.S. Department of Homeland Security combines 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency. Their mission to secure the nation requires the dedication of more than 225,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response from cyber security analyst to chemical facility inspector. The foundation of national homeland security strategy designed to achieve homeland security relies on the three key concepts of security; resilience; and customs and exchange. In turn, these key concepts drive broad areas of activity that the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) process defines as homeland security missions. Their main areas of responsibility are Guarding against Terrorism; Securing their Borders; Enforcing their Immigration Laws; Improving their Readiness for; Response to and Recovery from Disasters; and Maturing and Unifying the Department. U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security was established in 2002.

Assistant Secretary
2017 - Current

Transportation Security Administration was formed immediately following the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Our agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for the security of transportation systems in the U.S. With our state, local and regional partners, we oversee security for the highways, railroads, buses, mass transit systems, ports, and the 450 U.S. airports. We employ approximately 50,000 people from Alaska to Puerto Rico to ensure your travels by plane, train, automobile or ferry are safe and secure. We are your neighbors, friends, and relatives. We are security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation's transportation systems so you and your family can travel safely. We look for bombs at checkpoints in airports, we inspect rail cars, we patrol subways with our law enforcement partners, and we work to make all modes of transportation safe.

Group President, National Security Group
2010 - Current

A-T Solutions Inc. provides operational support, training, and technology. The company is headquartered in Vienna, VA.

Boards & Committees
Member, National Security Advisory Council
Current

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

Chairman, Board of Directors
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