Steve Recca is the Director of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security; concurrently serves as Colorado Technical University’s Program Director for Homeland Security, and as Senior Humanitarian Assistance Program Advisor with the Pacific Disaster Center. Recca’s previous positions include security policy assignments with the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department, Department of Defense, and in academia. From 1995–98, he served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter for the Secretary of the Navy and the Director of Central Intelligence. Following assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Recca held the Inman Intelligence Chair at NPS, and returned to Europe in 2003 to serve as the Defense Department’s Chief Liaison to the German Federal Intelligence Service. From 2006 until April 2009, Recca directed the Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he managed graduate and undergraduate education programs, applied research, and an international civil security seminar program in partnership with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Institute at Marian University, and is on the Review Board for three peer-reviewed journals: Homeland Security Affairs; Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy; and Journal of Homeland Security Education.