Heritage’s James Carafano Named to Homeland Security Advisory Council


Heritage’s James Carafano Named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

May 29th, 2020

The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano has been selected as a new member of Homeland Security Advisory Council, a group of public and private sector experts and leaders who advise the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on a broad range of issues.

Carafano is vice president Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy and the E.W. Richardson Fellow. Carafano’s appointment represents his second selection to the council; he previously served from 2012-2014.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the council “leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the [Homeland Security Advisory Council] membership to provide the secretary real-time, real-world, sensing and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.”

Important issues such as emerging technology, border security, and countering foreign influence are just a few of the topics on which the council has made recommendations to Homeland Security leadership.

Carafano has devoted much of his life to protecting America. He spent more than two decades in the U.S. Army and nearly 20 years at Heritage working tirelessly to advance conservative policy that keeps our nation safe.