CGA has become a home for national and homeland security leaders following their service in the federal government.  From front office management to heads of operations and components, our advisors have served in top billets at the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. On the staff level, more than 75 percent of our staff have worked within and across the DHS Enterprise. During their government tenure and after, these team members have served on high-profile task forces, including the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to tackle some of the nation’s biggest security challenges.


  • Passing the Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement – one of the largest data agreement in history – which serves to enhance data protection and address US-EU privacy concerns
  • Leading the Common Vetting Task Force, a enormous cross-component coordination campaign – with in-depth involvement at ICE, CBP and USCIS – to consolidate various databases on personal travel, immigration, visa information into a more streamlined platform for enhanced security checks
  • Extensive involvement on immigration issues and policies
  • Identifying opportunities to fill critical cyber vacancies in the federal government and build a homeland security cyber pipeline
  • Improving internal communications practices within the DHS enterprise and elevating employee morale
  • Fostering the evolution of U.S. counterterrorism practices, community policing, and creating the nation’s first-ever Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policy