On May 4, Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA) of Arlington, VA announced that Francis Taylor, former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will join CGA as a principal and senior advisor, advising on a variety of government, NGO, corporate and nonprofit client projects in the national security and global affairs space.
At DHS, from 2014-2017, Taylor oversaw and carried out the mission of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, equipping the Homeland Security Enterprise with the timely intelligence and information required to keep the homeland safe, secure, and resilient.
Before his DHS appointment, Taylor served as vice president and chief security officer for the General Electric Company (GE) and was responsible for GE’s security operations and emergency management processes. Taylor also had a distinguished career in public and military service, including serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and as the US Ambassador at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the Department of State from 2001-2002. During his 31-year military career, Taylor achieved the rank of brigadier general and oversaw counterintelligence and security operations for the US Air Force.
Of the recent appointment, Jake Braun, CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors, said, “A home for many other former leaders at the Department of Homeland security, Cambridge Global is proud welcome Frank Taylor to our team. He brings a depth of knowledge and demonstrated leadership managing security operations in the military, government and corporate arenas. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the benefit of Frank Taylor’s high-level experience in the public and private sectors.”