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Homeland Security Today Welcomes Former Deputy Administrator of TSA Patricia Cogswell to Editorial Board

Homeland Security Today is proud to announce that Patricia Cogswell, currently a Senior Strategic Advisor for Guidehouse’s National Security Segment and former Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has joined the Editorial Board of HSToday and joined the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Government Technology & Services Coalition, owners of HSToday.

Cogswell’s long and distinguished career in public service includes leading programs at the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice related to intelligence, information sharing, border security, screening and watchlisting, and aviation, maritime and surface transportation.

“Deputy Administrator Cogswell is one of the nation’s leading security voices – her breadth of experience across homeland, and particularly at TSA, provides HSToday readers with even more insight and expertise in the complex security landscape,” said HSToday Executive Editor Kristina Tanasichuk.

Working for DHS since its creation, Cogswell served in multiple leadership positions with the agency. Prior to TSA, she served as Assistant Director for Intelligence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Acting Undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy Integration and Implementation, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Screening Coordination. She also served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President for Transborder Security, and acting Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism between 2010 and 2013.

With a deep commitment to the security mission, she led complex initiatives across the federal government and with international partners, and championed innovation and mission transformation. Cogswell received the DHS Distinguished Service Medal in 2020, the DHS Policy Thought Leadership Award in 2010 and 2011, and the DHS Secretary’s Award for Excellence in 2008. Cogswell currently works alongside Guidehouse clients to develop and implement innovative and comprehensive solutions to manage national security risk.

“I’m honored to join the HSToday Editorial Board, and GTSC’s Board of Strategic Advisors,” Cogswell said. “As a longstanding supporter of the type of engagements and articles GTSC provides, I’m excited to rejoin former DHS colleagues and the great team at HSToday to advance understanding of the critical issues and needs in the Homeland arena.”

Deputy Administrator Cogswell joins a number of distinguished columnists and colleagues including former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long, and Francis X. Taylor, former head of Intelligence & Analysis for DHS, among others.

See the Homeland Security Today Editorial Board here.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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