ANSER Senior Vice President Assumes DOD Leadership Post

Falls Church, VA (June 21, 2017) 

“Ken has been a valuable contributor to ANSER’s success, and as he assumes this new challenge, we know he will continue to serve the nation as he has throughout his career,” said Carmen Spencer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANSER.

Mr. Rapuano’s commitment to national and homeland security began with a 21-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 Counterterrorism 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. He also served as the Director of Advanced Systems and Policy for the MITRE Corporation Homeland Security Center. 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.


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