Kristina Tanasichuk

Kristina Tanasichuk has 32 articles published.

Kristina Tanasichuk is Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today and CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition. She founded GTSC to advance communication and collaboration between the public and private sector in defense of our homeland.  A leader in homeland security public private partnership, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, STEM, innovation, commercialization and much more, she brings to HSToday decades of experience and expertise in the intersection of the public and private sectors in support of our homeland's security. Tanasichuk worked for Chairman Tom Bliley on electric utility restructuring for the House Commerce Committee, represented municipal electric utilities sorting out deregulation, the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. and ran the largest homeland security conference and trade show in the country. Immediately after 9/11 she represented public works departments In homeland security and emergency management. She is also the president and founder of Women in Homeland Security and served as president of InfraGard of the National Capital Region, a member of the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation, the U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation and on the Board of USCG Mutual Assistance. She has an MPA from George Mason University and has attended the FBI and DEA Citizens Academies and the Marine Corps Executive Leadership Program. Most recently she was awarded the "Above & Beyond Award" by the Intelligence & Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS) and was awarded Small Business Person of the Year by AFCEA International. Tanasichuk brings a new vision and in-depth knowledge of the federal homeland and national security apparatus to the media platform.

Leaders in Mission Partnerships: The 2020 GTSC Award Winners

The past year has been one to forget but it is also one to remember for sheer determination and teamwork in the face of adversity. More than ever before our GTSC members have shown tremendous support and understanding as we navigate our “new normal.”

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Operationalizing #NeverForget: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

As we reflect on the impacts of September 11th on our present and future, we at Homeland Security Today urge you to operationalize the pledge to never forget:

To recognize the evolving and changing nature of the threats to our people and way of life, and to work to be part of the solution.
To work to solve problems instead of creating more victims.
To unite as Americans against those who wish to harm us.
And, perhaps most importantly, to recognize that the consequences of just one successful attack are more than we are willing to tolerate.

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Nominations for the Homeland Security Today Awards Are Now Open

Daily you work with devoted, exceptional people who go above and beyond what is “required” because, to the benefit of the nation, they have made securing our homeland their personal mission.

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HST Interview: What Happened in CBP Data Breach and the Future for Contractor Cybersecurity

“If Equifax can get penetrated, then Perceptics doesn’t really have much of a chance of preventing an attack.”

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Homeland Security Questions for Your Candidate Town Hall: Who Is the Real Enemy?

The enemies are China, Russia, al-Qaeda, terrorism, our debt, division. Not Republicans or Democrats, or this candidate or that.

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9/11 Memorial Glade Dedicated to Ongoing Loss of Life from Health Impacts of Attacks

The Glade honors all of the response, recovery, and rescue responders who came to NYC, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.

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Why Losing DHS OSDBU Director Kevin Boshears Matters

Kevin Boshears

Boshears has been a staunch, intelligent, and creative advocate on behalf of the small businesses that serve the Department of Homeland Security.

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How the U.S. Coast Guard Is Addressing Gender and Cultural Diversity Issues

Vice Commandant Adm. Charles W. Ray stressed the importance of affinity groups and their ability to foster feelings of inclusion and community.

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Public Health Officials Worry ‘Measles May Regain Foothold in U.S’; Anti-Vaxxer Groups Targeted Vulnerable Populations

According to the CDC, some of the recent measles outbreaks were in part caused by targeted campaigns spreading misinformation.

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New George Mason University Report Suggests Ways to Speed 9/11 Trials

The U.S. military justice system is designed for military personnel, not terrorists, says a new report from the National Security Institute (NSI) as it calls for reform.

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CPOA Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting the Coast Guard Family

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association met its greatest challenges in the past couple of years: service members with no pay and families devastated by hurricanes.

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CISA’s Brian Harrell Focuses on Building Culture of Resiliency, One Threat at a Time

On the heels of a “bomb cyclone” that slammed basin with catastrophic flooding, Harrell heads for Nebraska.

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GITMO Teams Will ‘Stay with the Case as Long as Necessary’ to Bring Justice for 9/11 Attacks

The defense team of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad is asking that Justice Parrella be removed as presiding judge because of an alleged conflict of interest.

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What Will the U.S. Border Look Like in 2060?


“We’ve never really understood how big a problem we’re trying to solve,” says Border Patrol’s strategic analysis chief.

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GITMO Diary: Follow Proceedings for Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and Other 9/11 Defendants

The accused now speak English, read all of our news and are allowed to cook and prepare food with spices, etc., provided by the base.

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#RealDeal Interview: National Child Protection Task Force Fights Trafficking at Its Roots

Kevin Metcalf talks to HSToday about the need for jurisdictional cooperation and for parents to get involved.

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New CGEA Leader Promotes Mentorships, Mission Preparedness for Coast Guard Enlisted

“When you see four women leading an organization like the CGEA, it empowers” Coast Guard women.

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Cyber Health Working Group Collaborates to Keep Critical Sector Beating

Indicators of compromise and threat information have been shared with multiple FBI field offices, which have identified victim companies.

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A New Day for CPOA: BMCS Jon Ostrowski Sworn as President of Chief Petty Officers Association

Ostrowski, a 30-year Coast Guard veteran, assumed his new role Wednesday as the new guard will navigate CPOA’s landmark anniversary of serving the Chiefs of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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