ANSER | Robert Tuohy
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Robert Tuohy

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Robert Tuohy

Vice President Special Projects

Mr. Robert Tuohy serves as corporate Vice President for Special Projects where he is responsible for coordinating the company’s effort to identify and vet strategic-level opportunities to expand ANSER’s not-for-profit public service mission.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President for Special Projects, Mr. Tuohy served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, where he was responsible for the oversight of efforts to expand ANSER’s impact across the government in support of the corporation’s public service charter.  He supervised the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and business development strategies.

Mr. Tuohy previously served as Vice President and Deputy Director of ANSER’s Homeland Security Group where he supervised the day-to-day work of over 115 analysts focused on addressing some of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most complex issues through the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by ANSER on behalf of DHS. He is a recognized expert in homeland security policy and the operations of DHS.

He has 42 years of experience in the government and private sector. He was one of the first advisors to the embryonic DHS, and started the homeland security practice at Hicks and Associates, Inc. During that time he conducted the first comprehensive capability gap analysis of the nation’s emergency response to catastrophes and did a similar study of border security needs. The results of both studies became the foundation of DHS’s early science and technology investments.

Prior to joining Hicks & Associates, Mr. Tuohy completed a 27-year career at the Department of Defense (DoD) as a senior executive and director of Science and Technology Plans & Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While at DoD, he designed and implemented the first capabilities-based technology planning system and developed the process by which DoD evaluates its science and technology programs.

Mr. Tuohy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied behavioral sciences from the National Louis University and a Master of Science degree in science and technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute.