Guidehouse announced Aug. 25 Patricia Cogswell, former deputy administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, has joined as a strategic adviser.
In this position, Cogswell will draw from her experience in federal service focused on the Department of Homeland Security to work with clients on developing and implementing solutions to manage national security risks.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to begin this next chapter of my career with Guidehouse,” Cogswell said. “I am delighted to be working with this stellar team of amazing people who are dedicated to making a positive impact for Guidehouse and our clients.”
Cogswell has extensive experience in public service. She has lead programs at the White House, the departments of Homeland Security and Justice within numerous areas including intelligence, border security, screen and transportation. She has also worked on complex initiatives with international partners.
“Bringing Patty on board further exemplifies our commitment to the national security mission,” said John Saad, Guidehouse partner and national security segment leader. “A tremendous asset, Patty’s exceptional career and deep experience in developing and implementing national level policy across the national security spectrum will help us solidify the firm’s position as a national security leader.”
Cogswell has worked for DHS since its creation in 2002 and has held multiple leadership positions within the agency. She previously served as assistant director for intelligence at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, acting undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, acting assistant secretary for policy integration and implementation and deputy assistant secretary for screening coordination.
She received the department’s Policy Thought Leadership award in both 2010 and 2011 and its Secretary Award for Excellence in 2008.
Additionally, Cogswell served on the National Security Council staff as special assistant to the president for transborder security and as acting deputy assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism from 2010 to 2013.
Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre called Cogswell “a true champion of agency innovation.”
“Her extensive experience enhancing public-private partnerships at the highest levels of federal government will bring valuable capabilities to our fast-growing national security segment and will provide essential guidance across our portfolio as we help our clients address their most pressing challenges,” he added.