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Bridger McGaw

Special Advisor for Cyber Security and Infrastructure Resilience, National Protection and Programs Directorate

Bio Current as of June 17, 2015

Mr. Bridger McGaw currently serves as the Special Advisor for Cyber Security and Infrastructure Resilience to the NPPD Under Secretary. He advises on critical infrastructure information sharing and risk management initiatives across NPPD’s preparedness, protection, response, and recovery programs. He leverages the issues, concerns, and insights of key stakeholders to facilitate the development of programmatic initiatives within the Directorate and to enhance the impact and value of resource investment in partnerships with the public and private sector.

Previously, he served as the DHS Director of the Private Sector Office. He joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as a presidential appointee, after over four years at Booz Allen Hamilton where he provided strategic communications and policy services to public and private sector clients. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Mr. McGaw held several government positions on the staff’s of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Congressman Marty Meehan, and Vice President Al Gore. He also served in the President Clinton’s Administration as a Public Affairs Officer to Secretary of Defense William Cohen. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2001.

Mr. McGaw contributed to a number significant national security studies including the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ June 2008 “Beyond Goldwater-Nichols 4” and the Century Foundation’s June 2006 “Forgotten Homeland.” He was member of “Team Franken” on Al Franken’s 2003 Grammy-award-winning book “Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them: A Fair and Balanced look at the Right.” Mr. McGaw holds a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, an AB in Government with honors from Harvard College, as well as a certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.