White House Homeland Security Advisor Joins ICx TechnologiesAugust 1, 2007
Ken Rapuano will help ICx understand vulnerabilities to terrorist threats and develop ways of neutralizing them through the application of advanced and integrated technologies.
WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ -- ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced technology solutions for homeland and military security, announced that Ken Rapuano has joined the company as President of Homeland Security. In this role, Rapuano will help guide ICx as it seeks to maximize the security potential of technology and bridge the capability gaps involved in addressing current and emerging threats.
Rapuano served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and joins ICx following deployment as a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve intelligence officer in Afghanistan, serving as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force targeting high-value terrorist leaders. "What interested me most about joining ICx is the opportunity to play a formative role in leveraging cutting-edge technological solutions to address some of the most critical challenges we face in the homeland security and counterterrorism fields," said Rapuano.
"Ken has worked in various capacities with a number of agencies to develop and implement policies to counter terrorism and WMDs, refine military and government intelligence programs, and provide counsel on military and homeland security efforts," said Hans Kobler, President and CEO of ICx Technologies. "In line with the ICx vision, Ken will help us to understand existing vulnerabilities and neutralize them through the application of advanced and integrated technologies."
Before his tenure in the White House, Rapuano was Deputy Undersecretary for Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he oversaw counterterrorism, homeland security, and nuclear emergency response programs and activities. Previous to that, he was deployed on voluntary active duty in Iraq in 2003. Rapuano has also served as National Security Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and supported the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the development of national security and arms control policies related to weapons of mass destruction.
Rapuano received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Middlebury College, and a master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
About ICx Technologies
ICx develops advanced technologies for effective security solutions. ICx sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materials. ICx surveillance products discern people and objects invisible to human senses and conventional cameras. ICx software and systems connect, command, and control these security devices, and its intelligence and special-operations experts provide the unique insight that drives the company's innovation. ICx has manufacturing and research facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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