The Secure the Grid Coalition is an ad hoc group of policy, energy, and national security experts, legislators, and industry insiders who are dedicated to strengthening the resilience of America’s electrical grid. The Coalition aims to raise awareness about the national and international threat of grid vulnerability, and encourage the steps needed to neutralize it.
The Secure the Grid Coalition’s parent organization is the Center for Security Policy. For twenty-five years, the Center for Security Policy has pioneered the organization, management and direction of public policy coalitions to promote U.S. national security. Even more importantly, the Center’s mission has been to secure the adoption of the products of such efforts by skillfully enlisting support from executive branch officials, key legislators, other public policy organizations, opinion-shapers in the media and the public at large.
Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.
Tommy Waller is Director for Special Projects at the Center for Security Policy and oversees state initiatives for grid security with the Secure the Grid Coalition. Tommy comes to the Center with more than 15 years of experience as an Infantry Officer and Expeditionary Ground Reconnaissance Officer in the Marine Corps and service spanning multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and South America. His assignments have ranged from conducting basic infantry operations, special operations and reconnaissance in combat environments to assignments in staff planning, logistics, training support and professional instruction. His formal education includes numerous military schools and colleges, a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tulane University and executive education in high stakes negotiation from the Wharton School.
In late 2014, Tommy was recruited as the youngest member of The Center for Security Policy’s “Tiger Team” to use President Reagan’s National Security Decision Directive 75 (a formerly Top Secret document containing his strategy to defeat Soviet communism) as the basis for which to craft a workable strategy for the United States to defeat its current global, ideologically driven, enemy: the Global Jihad Movement. Along with fifteen other well respected national security experts, Tommy helped draft the Secure Freedom Strategy. He now works diligently to educate state and national level policymakers as well as law enforcement on the Nation’s grave national security threats and some of the methods to defend against these threats, notably The Secure Freedom Strategy.