Chuck has authored numerous articles focusing on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology innovation for many publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, The Hill, Federal Times, IT Security Planet, Bizcatalyst 360, Next Gov, Alien Vault, Gov Tech, MIT Sloan Blog, Government Security News, and Brink. Chuck is a pioneer in social media with over 32,000 followers on LinkedIn and a global following and has brought significant attention to cyber issues from his frequent posts and commentaries. He has been involved as a judge for the past four years as a Judge for Government Security News’ Annual Homeland Security Awards. As a senior executive in government relations, marketing, and management, Chuck brings a unique experience from service in the public sector, academia, and industry. He serves on a variety of boards, many of them philanthropic. He brings a substantive knowledge on a broad range of cyber issues and a special subject matter expertise of cybersecurity and homeland security in government that have benefited both the not-for-profit, public, and commercial sectors. Chuck is one of the original “plank holders” at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Admiral Jay Cohen, former Under Secretary for Science & Technology at DHS stated “Chuck Brooks. as Director of Legislative Affairs at DHS, was INVALUABLE to me, the DHS S&T Directorate, DHS, the Nation AND Congress in making the “reformation” of DHS S&T a complete success. His Hill/DC acumen, insight, reliability, ability to develop highly effective congressional interaction/communications is WITHOUT PEER in my nearly 16 years dealing with senior executive branch officials, industry, academia and the Congress.” Dexter Ingram, Senior Advisor to Interpol, said the following about Chuck “he is a consummate professional who has a deep understanding of the issues, process, and people involved in the world of homeland security and Law enforcement. His breadth of experience derived from working on The Hill, in government, in academia, in industry, and with 12 the media make him truly unique.” Chuck worked for many years on Capitol Hill for the late Senator Arlen Specter and covered national security, foreign affairs, and technology issues. He also was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at John Hopkins University where taught homeland security for two years. He has advised a multitude of organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Cyber Resilience Institute, and the Center for Advancing Innovation. He also serves as Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee, and is a member of the AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee. He is on the Board of Advisors for CyberTech, and on the Board of Directors at Bravatek, and the Cyber Resilience Institute. He is an advisor to R & D cybersecurity company Inzero Systems. He is a subject Matter Expert to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC. Chuck also serves as a Christian Science Monitor “Passcode Influencers Panel member” on Information Security. He has a BA from DePauw University and an MA from the University of Chicago.
Airport/Aviation Security First 777-300ER in United’s fleet christened the “New Spirit of United,” marking a new era of passion, service and innovation CHICAGO, IL – Jan. 17, 2017 / PRNewswire/ – Next month, a brand-new United Airlines plane will push back from the gate with a new name: “New Spirit of United.” This special aircraft is also the company’s first Boeing 777-300ER featuring the United Polaris all-aisle access, lie-flat seat. It represents a commitment to the future and the commencement of an exciting new chapter for the company as it builds the best airline in the world. “This aircraft symbolizes the new spirit, the energy and enthusiasm that I have seen in our employees who take great pride in the work they are doing to take care of our customers and one another,” said Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United Airlines. “The new 777-300ER fleet will play a crucial role in connecting our customers to far-away destinations and to the moments that matter most.” The “New Spirit of United” is exemplified by the significant progress the company made in operational reliability last year – achieving its best full-year on-time performance in company history, the elevated customer experience and the completion of new agreements with every domestic unionized work group in 2016. As United Airlines continues to build on this momentum, this new aircraft serves as a symbol of the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the entire United team to our customers. The aircraft will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017. This is the first of 14 777-300ER aircraft United expects to place into service in 2017. About United United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. 13 mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/ Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.