Nathaniel Snyder is a Senior Advisor at CGA.

As a former appointed Obama Administration counterterrorism official and advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Counterterrorism Center, Nate’s role focused on developing partnerships with state and local law enforcement, state and local governments, international law enforcement, private and tech-sectors, foundations, and communities across the country to develop grassroots and netroots solutions to prevent violent extremism of all forms.  In this role, Nate directly contributed to the Obama Administration’s efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  

Previously, Nate spearheaded the coordination and management of DHS's effort to develop community oriented policing curriculum and resources for state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and he has worked with and advised global law enforcement practitioners to develop and implement approaches to prevent violent extremism.  This includes expanding the understanding of violent extremism through analytical efforts, research, and developing mechanisms, such as training, to share actionable information with practitioners.  

Early on, Nate represented DHS as a key contributor to the White House’s first Strategic Implementation Plan to Empower Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, its updating in 2016, and led the interagency effort to develop and host the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s workshop for Countering Violent Extremism Through Community Oriented Policing.

He was regular lecturer on preventing violent extremism at the CIA Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis; and has given lectures at the White House, National Counterterrorism Center, National Security Agency, U.S. Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Institute of Peace, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.   

Before joining the Obama Administration in March of 2009, Nate held numerous senior positions with the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign throughout the primary contests and general election.

He is a regular contributor and advisor with numerous media outlets and the academic speaking circuit on homeland security, national security, law enforcement, counterterrorism, and violent extremism.  Recently, Nate provided remarks on countering violent extremism during the Society for Terrorism Research’s 2017 annual conference.

Nate is a graduate of the White House National Security Leadership Workshop’s inaugural class and Chair of the Obama Latino Appointee Alumni Association, LATINOS44.  He is a graduate from Syracuse University and has a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Naval War College in national security, and counterterrorism.