Jason leads a variety of projects concerning homeland security and national preparedness policy, drawing on more than 10 years of experience in homeland security. He has worked with federal, state, and local government and a variety of nonprofit and private sector partners.
Before joining Cadmus, Jason was a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a Nonresident Scholar in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He also served as a senior advisor on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and acted as the Director of Government Relations for the National Emergency Management Association.
While working in the Senate, Jason led the committee’s efforts in a variety of areas, such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy, and FEMA’s preparedness for catastrophes. He also led the then-chairman’s first investigative report, which looked at the need for a consolidated Department of Homeland Security headquarters. Jason helped pass legislation improving the management of grants at FEMA and managed the nominations process of many Senate-confirmed positions with the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining the committee, Jason was a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and investigated programs addressing homeland security issues, including transportation security, maritime security, risk management, information sharing, and critical infrastructure protection.
Jason has published on a variety of homeland security issues and has written for The American Prospect, Polity, and the Brookings Institution. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Brown University and his bachelor’s degree from New York University.