George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute names 2011 senior fellow

John Paczkowski, the vice president for consulting and technology solutions provider for government and commercial clients at ICF International, has been named a 2011 Senior Fellow by the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.

The Senior Fellows of HSPI are a group of distinguished homeland security leaders drawn from academia, government and the private and nonprofit sectors that have expertise in areas from critical infrastructure protection to intelligence to bioterrorism.

Members of the group participate in roundtable sessions with senior government officials. They collaborate on the publication of policy papers that may touch on the day’s most pressing challenges of homeland security.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Andy Robinson, a senior vice president at ICF International, said. “John’s experience, expertise, and insight make him an ideal choice for HSPI. All of us at ICF congratulate him on this outstanding recognition.”

Paczkowski completed a Naval Postgraduate School Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Directorate prior to joining ICF in 2010. Some of the projects he pursued were related to planning, risk management and preparedness policy. He had a 30 year career as an executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and he managed the Port Authority’s operations center following the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

During his 33 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Paczkowski worked in various homeland security and defense roles, including as the chief of the Civil Support Division at the National Guard Bureau and the Marine Corps Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program.