ICF International Executive Named a Senior Fellow by George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute
Fellows Address Pressing Homeland Security Challenges
Fairfax, Virginia, June 14, 2010 -
Robert Blitzer, senior fellow for ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been named a 2010 Senior Fellow by The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI).
"This is a well-deserved honor," said Andy Robinson, senior vice president with ICF International. "Bob's experience, expertise, and insight make him a perfect choice for HSPI. We congratulate him on this outstanding recognition."
Mr. Blitzer, former chief of the domestic terrorism/counterterrorism planning section for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is an experienced senior executive with nearly 30 years of government service managing a wide range of complex programs that include management of national and international investigative programs, personnel resources, budget, logistics, training, and exercises. For more than 26 years, Mr. Blitzer served as an FBI special agent. Thirteen of those years were spent in ever-increasing management positions within the international, domestic, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism programs. Mr. Blitzer held significant crisis management roles during every major case that the FBI handled from the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa.
Additionally, Mr. Blitzer served as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for public health and medical response to natural and terrorist disasters.
HSPI's 2010 Senior Fellows were selected from among an unprecedented number of applications. 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.
About the Homeland Security Policy Institute
Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan "think and do" tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation. For additional information about HSPI, please visit http://homelandsecurity.gwu.edu.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is http://www.icfi.com/.
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