Kenneth P. Rapuano is a Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Studies & Analysis Group. Mr. Rapuano’s commitment to national and homeland security began with a twenty one year career of active and reserve duty as a Marine Corps infantry officer and intelligence officer. His public sector leadership experience includes appointments as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, Deputy Under Secretary for Counter Terrorism at the Department of Energy, National Security Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Policy.
Mr. Rapuano joins ANSER from the MITRE Corporation, where he served as the Director of Advanced Systems and Policy for the Homeland Security Center. He was responsible for guiding crosscutting strategic national and homeland security mission initiatives, and increasing MITRE’s differentiated impact as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center.
Mr. Rapuano is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of WMD, and a member of the Pacific Northwest National Lab’s National Security Advisory Committee. He has also served on the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Advisory Committee, and the DHS Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Mr. Rapuano received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Middlebury College, and a master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.