March 1 – 4, 2015

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX



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Dane Egli, PhD


Dane Egli, PhD, is a senior advisor for National Security Strategies at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, focused on Maritime Security, Homeland Security, and Critical Infrastructure Resilience.

He is an adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business and Whiting School of Engineering; Distinguished Professor at the Colorado Technical University in National Security and Homeland Security Studies; and Adjunct Professor at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs for Homeland Security and Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs.

From 2004-2006 he served at the White House as a Director for Counterterrorism, Drugs, and Latin America on the National Security Council staff, responsible for global counternarcotics strategy, Western Hemisphere counterterrorism issues, and was senior advisor to President George W. Bush on hostages and personnel rescue.

Egli served as a Senior Systems Engineer and National Security Consultant for Integrity Applications Inc., in Chantilly, VA from 2008-2011, after completing his final assignment on active military duty at NORAD-US NORTHERN COMMAND in Colorado Springs, Colorado as a senior maritime security advisor to the Geographic Combatant Commander (2006-2008).

He is a native of Danville, PA and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1979, earning a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in Civil Engineering.  He received a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from George Washington University in 1987, graduated from the Naval War College (with distinction) in 1995, earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University in 2004, and earned a doctoral degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Public Policy with a concentration in Homeland Security in 2011.

During his 33-year Coast Guard career, he served on board six cutters in operational assignments, conducting search & rescue, drug interdiction, alien migration, fisheries enforcement, polar and domestic icebreaking, and homeland security patrols; and served as commanding officer twice.  

He is the author of “Beyond the Storms—Strengthening Homeland Security and Disaster Management to Achieve Resilience,” which will be published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in November, 2014.