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Joseph Augustyn - VRP Group Services

JOSEPH AUGUSTYN

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Mr. Joseph Augustyn is a senior management executive with Intelligence Community, homeland security and counterterrorism expertise, and is a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service. He has over 30 years of combined experience in the federal government and private sector. He has comprehensive knowledge of, and extensive experience working with, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities, and the private sector.

Mr. Augustyn began his career working in government, where he enjoyed a successful 28-year tenure at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), culminating in his appointment in May 2002 as the Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Homeland Security. In this position, he spoke for and represented the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) within the Intelligence Community and throughout the U.S. Government on matters related to homeland security. He also participated as an ad hoc member of the Homeland Security Council; attended White House Principals and Deputies Committee meetings on homeland security and terrorist-related subjects at the discretion of the DCI; and interacted with senior officials of DHS, FBI, major city police commissioners, and State and local officials to improve, facilitate and coordinate the sharing of terrorist and homeland security intelligence.

Prior to this position, Mr. Augustyn served in several other roles within the CIA, including Director of the National Resettlement Operations Center, Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director for Operations (DDO), and Deputy Division Chief of the East Asia Division within the Directorate of Operations. From 1976 to 1994 he also served as Case Officer, Deputy Chief of Station, and Chief of Station for multiple locations within the Near East and National Resources Divisions.

Mr. Augustyn worked from June through December 2003 as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (formerly known as the Terrorist Threat Integration Center) based in Washington, DC. In his position he served as the senior advisor and counsel to John Brennan, then Director of NCTC, on matters related to NCTC’s association with CIA, FBI, DHS and the Intelligence Community, to include strategic planning, information sharing and coordination of intelligence analysis.

After leaving the government in February 2004, Mr. Augustyn was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, located in McLean, Virginia, until March 2010. There, he served as a senior member of Booz Allen’s Security Market management team, with specific responsibility for clients, business development, and portfolio management of multi-million dollar contracts. This included work at CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), multiple law enforcement agencies, and DHS. He also represented Booz Allen at public and private forums, think tanks and conferences on matters related to the IC, homeland security and terrorism. Over the past six years, Mr. Augustyn successfully developed and expanded the Booz Allen market share throughout the Intelligence Community, and participated in market strategy development utilizing Booz Allen cross-team capabilities as well as industry partners. Mr. Augustyn is a sought-out advisor to think tanks, universities and professional associations in the Washington, D.C. area. He has served as senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was a member of 2008 CSIS panel of experts which produced “Homeland Security 3.0.” Additionally, he is a frequent national lecturer and guest speaker on homeland security, CIA and Intelligence Community-related topics.

Mr. Augustyn has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s degree in Russian History from Brown University, and spent three years in the PhD program in Russian Studies at Indiana University.

He has received numerous awards over his career, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the National Collector of the Year Award, and the Donovan Award for Excellence.