Ed Cash

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S Department of Homeland Security

Ed Cash is a nationally recognized Homeland Security expert who served as a member of George W. Bush’s administration from 2001-2009. Ed currently serves as the President and Founder of Frontier Security Strategies a top Homeland Security and Public Safety consulting firm where he assists clients in all aspects of Business Development and Marketing within Federal and State and Local Government Markets.

Prior to joining Frontier Security, Cash was the Vice President of Business Development at CRA, Inc where he served as the lead client relationship manager for all DHS, State, Local and Private Sector clients as well as lead for all Business Development functions within CRA. Ed also served as chief representative at all events and meetings involving DHS, DOD, State, Local, and Private Sector officials and Senior Advisor to the CRA Chief Executive Officer advising on overall direction of the company to include Personnel decisions, Resource allocations and overall strategic direction.

Prior to joining CRA, Ed Cash served as the Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Business Development for the Intelligence and Security Sector of BAE Systems Inc. Ed was responsible for coordinating business development activities within the Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement, and State and Local Law Enforcement markets.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, Ed served as a Senior Consultant at SRA International’s Touchstone Consulting Group. In this role, Ed acted as the primary point of contact and Senior Advisor between the Department of Homeland Security and Touchstone Consulting Group.

Ed Cash’s career in homeland security started during the early days of President George W. Bush’s administration. Ed served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where his principal role was to serve as the Liaison between all of the Nation’s Governors, Mayors, County Officials, and State and Local First Responders. Ed worked with constituents to coordinate DHS’s policies on prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery from terrorist incidents and natural disaster’s. He also worked extensively with national organizations that represent state and local governments, police, fire, and emergency management professionals.

Prior to 2005, Ed served as the Director of Advance Operations to the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. As a founding member of DHS, Ed created and managed the Department’s first ever Office of Advance. Ed established DHS advance policies for all domestic and international events for the Secretary. Ed served as the liaison between the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities critical to the Secretary’s security, travel and planning.

From 2001-2009 Ed also served as a member of the advance teams for President Bush and Vice President Cheney, responsible for successful coordination of White House logistics, press and communications staff, the White House Military Office and the United States Secret Service.

Prior to joining the Federal Government in 2001, Ed worked in various capacities in the administration of Former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci.

Ed is the Founder of the Tom Ridge Foundation, a non-profit Homeland Security charitable organization and the Founder of the Homeland Security Bipartisan Collaboration, a semi-annual event which congregates hundreds of current and former homeland security officials including Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and former Secretaries of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Michael Chertoff, and Tom Ridge.

Ed is a graduate of Salem State College and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Executive Development Program.

Ed is a native of Winthrop, Massachusetts and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia

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