Phil E. Lacombe

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Phil E. Lacombe (Col. USAF, Ret) [1] is a member of the Board of Advisors at the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security.

Lacombe is "President of the Information and Infrastructure Protection (IIP) Sector within Veridian. IIP provides information and infrastructure protection services to U.S. military and intelligence community. The Sector provides a range of network protection services including vulnerability assessment, forensics and network security architecture, design, operation and management. IIP also provides computer emergency response capabilities.

"Mr. Lacombe has been with Veridian since February 1998. Prior to being named a Sector President, he was the corporation's Senior Vice President for Assurance, and Senior Vice President for Policy and Communications. Before joining Veridian, Mr. Lacombe was the Director of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP), a position he held from September 1996 to February 1998.

"Before joining the Commission, Mr. Lacombe was the Managing Director of the Aerospace Education Foundation, a not-for-profit institution providing educational programs nationwide. Mr. Lacombe also served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces from July 1994 through August 1995. He was responsible for drafting the Commission's report.

"In January 1994, Mr. Lacombe retired with twenty years service as a colonel in the US Air Force. His assignments in the Air Force included Speech Writer to Secretary of Defense Weinberger, Assistant to the Commander of Air Force Systems Command, Counter Narcotics Strategy at the National Drug Policy Board in the Office of the U.S. Attorney General, and Director of Public Affairs for US and Air Force Space Commands and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

"He is a graduate of the National War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers School. He has a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina and a BA from the University of Massachusetts."