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About CCHS

The GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) was founded in early 2015 as a successor to two existing entities within the George Washington University: the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) and the GW Cybersecurity Initiative. Continuing the long-standing legacy of these two entities, CCHS carries out research and analysis on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland security that provides valuable insights to global leaders and policy practitioners, including key stakeholders in the U.S. executive branch, Congress, state and local governments, foreign governments, and the news media.

CCHS is led by Frank Cilluffo, who served as a Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security in the White House after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and by Christian Beckner, a former senior staffer for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  It is guided by a Board of Directors and a Policy Advisory Committee. The work of CCHS is also informed by the contributions of its cohort of senior fellows.

CCHS is part of The George Washington University, a leading research university located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

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