The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) has appointed Lynn Mattice of the Security Executive Council, to its 2010 Senior Fellows class.

"The Senior Fellows are an exceptional group drawn from a range of sectors and disciplines. Their expertise and insights will be instrumental in helping to shape and further HSPI's policy and research agenda," says Frank Cilluffo, Director of HSPI.

A selection committee including representation from HSPI's Steering Committee, the 2009 class of Senior Fellows, and staff reviewed the unprecedented number of applications. The members of the 2010 class are drawn from government, academia, the non-profit and private sectors, with expertise in areas including counterterrorism, radicalization, intelligence and counter-intelligence, crisis communications, the behavioral sciences, interagency policy development and coordination, critical infrastructure protection, public health, community preparedness and resilience, cybersecurity, defense, science and technology policy, and public/private partnerships.

"I am incredibly honored to have been recognized with an appointment as a Senior Fellow to George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)," Mattice says. "HSPI is unique in that it is not your typical think tank - it is a think and do tank. HSPI has worked tirelessly to create a nexus between public sector, private sector and academia in creating an environment where open exchange takes place focused at finding the next level of concepts and solutions to address pressing homeland security issues."

Throughout the year, Fellows will participate in roundtable sessions with senior government officials, and collaborate to publish policy papers, including Issue Briefs that speak to the day's most pressing homeland security challenges.

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