Center for Security Policy Conducts Homeland Security Research

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Vice president of strategic planning for Virginia-based Strategic Engagement Group, John Guandolo provides counsel to government entities regarding potential security threats in the United States. A noted counterterrorism expert, John Guandolo earned the Defender of the Homeland Award from the Center for Security Policy. For more than two decades, the Center for Security Policy has engaged in public policy research and other activities aimed at promoting national security in the United States.

Homeland security is a key focus area for the Center, and significant effort goes into research to support government efforts to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks in the United States. The Center tracks critical policy development across several government agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Transportation Security Agency, the Secret Service, and others that have ties to homeland security and counterterrorism activities.

To meet the broad interests of its audience, the Center publishes a wide spectrum of content, ranging from online articles to full-length books that provide in-depth insight on related topics. Throughout its history, the Center has earned praise from notable leaders, including President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President Dick Cheney.


Author: John Guandolo

John Guandolo, a counterterrorism consultant at Strategic Engagement Group, Inc., also contributes his time to the Centennial Institute as a Strategic Threats Consultant. The institute, part of Colorado Christian University, works to promote the public understanding of freedom, family, and faith issues. This is accomplished through research, policy analysis, and seminars and conferences with students, staff, faculty, and outside experts such as John Guandolo. He also co-authored Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II). As Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution at Strategic Engagement Group, John Guandolo assists law enforcement, government, military, and intelligent community leaders on how to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats. Prior to accepting a position with Strategic Engagement Group, he served the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Subject Matter Expert. During his time in this role, he developed the agency's first training course on the threat of Muslim extremism and issues posed by the rise of Islamic law. John Guandolo joined the agency as a Special Agent, where he led SWAT team operations, participated in investigations, and served as an Advanced Capability Medic. His accolades include two Awards for Investigative Excellence, given by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and the Defender of the Homeland Award, given by United States Senators John Kyl and Joe Lieberman. John Guandolo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and was a Company Commander during his senior year. He is a member of the Force Recon Association, a non-profit fraternal organization that promotes the fellowship of those who have served in military reconnaissance units. John Guandolo also holds membership in the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the Order of St. Crispin. He enjoys hiking, competing in triathlons, and camping.

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