Brian de Vallance has already been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security for “exceptionally distinguished and transformational service to strengthen Homeland Security” and we recognize him for his continued work to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of state, local, tribal, and territorial government organizations through coordination, collaboration, cooperation, and increased communication. At the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Brian monitored and coordinated the Center for Internet Security’s contributions to American cybersecurity policy at all levels of government including the U.S. Congress, the White House, and key state and local government associations. Working with more than 13,000 SLTT government organizations, he worked to ensure policy was a support, not a hinderance, to better information sharing.
He has served in government as senior staff of two governors; a mayor; a state supreme court chief justice; U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, where he was the U.S. Department of Justice’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and its Federalism officer; and two DHS secretaries, serving in several senior leadership positions at the department including as the presidential-appointed Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs. Since leaving government he has worked tirelessly to continue improving the information sharing environment between all levels of government and worked with the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Project.