Steve Recca is Executive Director of the Center for Human Security in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs School of Public Affairs. He concurrently serves as the Co-Director of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security and as the Humanitarian Assistance Program Advisor with the Pacific Disaster Center. Steve’s previous positions include security policy assignments with the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department, Department of Defense, and in academia. From 1995-98, he served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter for the Secretary of the Navy and the Director of Central Intelligence. Following assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Steve held the Inman Intelligence Chair at NPS, and returned to Europe in 2003 to serve as the Defense Department’s Chief Liaison to the German Federal Intelligence Service. From 2006 until April 2009, Steve directed the Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he managed graduate and undergraduate education programs, applied research, and an international civil security seminar program in partnership with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, on advisory boards for the University of California – Los Angeles and Marian University, and on the editorial review boards for three peer-reviewed journals: Homeland Security Affairs and Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, and Journal of Homeland Security Education.