From Mathew Bliven – Technical Manager, Patriot Contract Services, LLC
The CHDS Executive Leaders Program proved extremely informative and beneficial to me. The readings, speakers, and forum topics were timely, relevant and fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the mix of bright, energetic colleagues who participated. The totality of our experience, expertly facilitated by the staff and visiting speakers, made for spirited discussion! As a senior Coast Guard officer, I have focused on the narrow world of maritime security – this forum provides a fresh perspective on the current issues and challenges facing other agencies, as well as a better understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between federal, state and local partners. I highly recommend it to other homeland security professionals! I look forward to maintaining the close and personal relationships that I developed with my fellow CHDS alumni well into the future.