The mission of the WashingtonExec National Security Council is to unite industry leaders that focus their support on the government’s national security and homeland security enterprise by facilitation of open, transparent, and trusted dialogue, ideas, and perspectives between industry executives and their counterparts in government. In providing a platform for unique collaboration, the National Security Council will enhance the partnership of key industry capabilities with Homeland Security and other relevant national security agencies.
Mr. John P. Woods currently serves as the Vice President and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Client Executive for CACI International, Inc. As the DHS Client Executive Mr. Woods coordinates CACI's presence across the areas the Homeland Security marketplace with strategic focus on the capabilities of the eleven business groups within CACI. Building on an existing portfolio of work, Mr. Woods provides a leadership role in formulating and executing the overall strategy and plan for mission related solutions.
Mr. Woods came to CACI after a 29-year law enforcement career and several years in other corporate DHS mission focused endeavors. Much of that time focused on Immigration enforcement, border security, and tactical national security initiatives and programs. Mr. Woods’ law enforcement career concluded as part of the senior executive service as the Assistant Director for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) where he oversaw Homeland Security Investigations’ investigative, regulatory, and technological programs targeting transnational national security threats. Mr. Woods’ role provided strategic leadership in national security, immigration control, border security, and related policy development.
In 1986 Mr. Woods began his law enforcement career for the City of New York. Subsequent to that, Mr. Woods accepted appointment as a Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), the legacy agency to ICE. Mr. Woods ascended through the ranks of INS and ICE to serve in multiple positions; Supervisory Special Agent (New York City, NY & Alexandria, VA), Section Chief (Miami, FL), Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Miami, FL), Unit Chief (Washington, DC), Deputy Assistant Director (Washington, DC), Interim Special Agent in Charge (Newark, NJ), and Assistant Director (Vienna, VA).
During the course of his career Mr. Woods was the recipient of three INS Commissioner’s awards. In 1996 for “Quality and Improvement”, 1998 for “Challenge Award – Interior Enforcement”, and 2000 “Meritorious Award”. Additionally, Mr. Woods was a recipient of an FBI Director’s award in 1994 for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing investigation and the subsequent Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman conspiracy prosecution. Throughout his career Mr. Woods was involved with multiple large scale investigations that garnered national attention.
A native of New York, Mr. Woods holds a degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post College. He has made multiple appearances before U.S. Congressional committees in testimony, in addition to published articles and speeches related to his law enforcement mission.