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Guidehouse Names Patricia Cogswell as Strategic Adviser; Scott McIntyre, John Saad Quoted

Patricia Cogswell
Patricia Cogswell

Guidehouse has appointed Patricia Cogswell, former deputy administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as a strategic adviser to develop and implement solutions that manage national security risks, the company announced Tuesday.

“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," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse and 2020 Wash100 awardee. 

Cogswell has led programs across divisions within the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ), focusing her efforts on intelligence, information sharing, border security, screening and watchlisting, and aviation, maritime and surface transportation. 

“Bringing Patty on board further exemplifies our commitment to the national security mission. She expertly understands the linkage between strategy, policy, technology execution, and operations in support of protecting the safety or our nation,” added John Saad, Guidehouse partner and national security segment leader. 

Most recently serving with TSA, Cogswell will bring her dedicated career in public service to Guidehouse. Prior to TSA, she served as assistant director for Intelligence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

She also served as acting undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, acting assistant secretary for Policy Integration and Implementation and deputy assistant secretary for Screening Coordination with the agency.

Cogswell has led complex initiatives across the federal government and with international partners. In her new role, Cogswell will leverage her experience in federal service with a focus on the DHS. Working for DHS since its creation, Cogswell served in multiple leadership positions with the agency. 

She also served on the National Security Council staff as special assistant to the President for Transborder Security, and acting deputy assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism between 2010 and 2013.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to begin this next chapter of my career with Guidehouse,” said Cogswell. “I am delighted to be working with this stellar team of amazing people who are dedicated to making a positive impact for Guidehouse and for our clients.”

She received the DHS Policy Thought Leadership Award in 2010 and 2011 and the DHS Secretary’s Award for Excellence in 2008.

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure. 

Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success. Headquartered in McLean, VA., the company has more than 8,000 professionals in more than 50 locations. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

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