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  • Job title of nominated professional: Vice President
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Sutherland Government Solutions
  • Website: http://www.sutherlandglobal.com/
  • Company size (employees): 36,000
  • Country: United States

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

* Chuck thought leadership writings on cybersecurity have helped shape the public policy debate as he is respected in industry, in the Federal Government, academia, and on Capitol Hill. He also has a strong following at many of the embassies in Washington, DC

* Chuck is a pioneer in social media with a global following and has brought significant attention to cyber issues from his frequent posts and commentary on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, FedScoop, and other social media

* Chuck brings experience from service in the public sector, academia, and with corporations. He serves on a variety of boards, many of them philanthropic. He brings a substantive knowledge on a broad range of cyber issues and a special expertise of cybersecurity in government that have benefited both the not-for-profit, public, and commercial sectors.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Chuck has been a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity and marketing issues across all mediums. He is know for his thought leadership on cybersecurity issues and has published on these topics in the Huffington Post, Forbes, Government Security News (regular contributor) . The Hill (featured contributor), Federal Times (featured contributor), AFCEA Signal Magazine (columnist), Christian Science Monitor (Member of Passcode Influencers Panel) Government Executive, MIT Sloan Blog, Homeland Security Today, Cygnus Media, IDGA website (contributing writer), BizCatalyst360 (featured contributor), and Biometric Update (featured contributor). He is Vice Chair of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee, an Advisor to Cybertech, Inzero Systems, on the Board of Bravatek, and is an a technology Partner advisor to the Bill and Melinda Foundation He has also been a featured speaker and panelist at many conferences and events including
. • Lead Judge, the 2013 and 2014, 15 Homeland Security/Border Security Awards (Government Security News)
• Critical Security Controls Editorial Panel, Council on Cybersecurity
• Speaker, Global Cyber Threat Summit
• Speaker, Kaspersky Cyber Security Conference 2015
• Speaker, IDGA Homeland Security Week conference
• Speaker Homeland Security Professionals Conference 2015
• Speaker, Secure Cities conference 2
• Speaker, CyberMaryland conference 2014/15
• Speaker, National Press Club, Global Business News events 2014/15
• Featured Panelist on Cybersecurity, Open Innovations Forum (MIT Technology Review co-sponsor)
Most of you know his via social media for his regular posts and may be one of his 32,000 followers on LinkedIn. Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Government Solutions. In government, he served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered foreign affairs, business, and technology issues. In academia, Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns

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