Mr. Erroll Southers Selected to Bipartisan Policy Center for Homeland Security Project

For More Information Contact: Julie Cruzal, 408-993-1300, [email protected]

TAL Global Executive and USC Professor Erroll Southers Selected to Bipartisan Policy Center for Homeland Security Project

(San Jose, CA – April 18, 2012) Mr. Erroll Southers, Managing Director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection at TAL Global Corporation, and an Associate Director of the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California, was named a new member of the Bipartisan Policy Center for Homeland Security Project led by 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs, former Governor Tom Kean and former Representative Lee Hamilton.

Mr. Southers was named to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s re-launch of its national security project. This project will provide expert analysis on the evolving nature of terrorism and will develop solutions to improve the nation’s preparedness for terrorist threats.

This National Homeland Security Project’s core mission is to be an active, bipartisan voice on homeland and national security issues. With terrorist threats and tactics becoming more complex and diverse, the project works to foster public discourse, provide expert analysis, and develop proactive policy solutions on how best to respond to emerging security challenges.

Lead by Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, the Homeland Security Project includes a selected group of fourteen national security, terrorism and intelligence experts. “Our terrorist adversaries and the tactics they employ are evolving rapidly, and we must continue to adapt – making the work of this group especially critical,” Congressman Hamilton said today.

Mr. Southers brings to the Center decades of counter-terrorism experience both in the public and private sectors. This varied experience, including law-enforcement, academic research and active private-sector counter-terror involvement, puts him in a unique position to bring modern and practical ideas and insights to the project.

In his public sector contribution, Mr. Southers was, amongst other things, the President’s first nominee to head the TSA, and California Governor’s Deputy Director for Critical Infrastructure in the Office of Homeland Security.  He also served as Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Los Angeles Airport’s Police Department.

At TAL Global, Mr. Southers helps countries and private organizations develop and implement advanced concepts for addressing the new and more complex threats they are facing by bringing in the thought leadership of academia and his “real world” experience.

For additional information about the project, please contact: Julie Cruzal, 408-993-1300,  [email protected] .

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