In the NewsNov 11, 2020
Washington Post: Durkovich announced as part of Biden’s DHS agency review team
By Atlantic Council
On November 11, FD NRSF Caitlin Durkovich was mentioned in The Washington Post as part of Biden’s agency review team for the Department of Homeland Security.
In the NewsOct 20, 2020
Warrick and Future of DHS Report quoted in Washington Post on DHS pandemic response
By Atlantic Council
On October 20, Forward Defense’s Future of DHS report and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Tom Warrick were quoted in a Washington Post article on the absence of DHS in the coronavirus response. The article includes findings from the report, including the economic and health costs of the US response.
Event RecapOct 9, 2020
Future of DHS Project identifies new threats to the homeland
By Julia Siegel
On Wednesday, September 9, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice launched the Future of DHS Project Final Report, building on its Key Findings and Recommendations released in August. Following the report release, Forward Defense hosted three panels of distinguished speakers to discuss the future of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a changing threat landscape.
Caitlin Durkovich currently serves as the senior director for resilience and response at the National Security Council. She was a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security until November 2020. While a fellow with the Atlantic Council, she co-directed the Future of DHS Project. After the election of President Joseph Biden, she served on the agency review team for the Department of Homeland Security.
She has more than twenty years of expertise in national and homeland security. A recognized expert in critical infrastructure security and resilience, including cybersecurity, Ms. Durkovich has successfully advanced risk management programs that drive thought leadership, advance leading security practices, influence policy, and evolve industry practices to manage operational and security risks. She has advanced strategy and policy at the highest levels of government, including the development of Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (2013) and cochairing the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (2016) and the National Space Weather Strategy (2015).
Ms. Durkovich was a director at Toffler Associates, a foresight advisory firm. She served eight years at the Department of Homeland Security, managing the mission to protect the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure. As assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, she led both the voluntary partnership to enhance security and resilience across the sixteen critical infrastructure sectors, as well as the regulatory program to secure high-risk chemical facilities, or the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).
Her experience also includes leading homeland security projects with several government agencies while at Booz Allen Hamilton, setting industry cybersecurity standards at the ISAlliance, and pioneering early warning cyber intelligence at iDefense (acquired by Verisign).
Ms. Durkovich served as a member of the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and the Protect Our Power Advisory panel. She earned a B.A. in public policy studies from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and a certificate in business strategy from The Aspen Institute. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, three children, and bulldog.