Don L. Rondeau is TCecure’s Senior Advisor, focusing on Critical Infrastructure Protection; anti-terrorism programs; active shooter response training; intelligence analysis & fusion; threat mitigation; international security operations; emerging threat detection, mitigation, and SITREP facilitation; and executive leadership briefings and presentation.
Mr. Rondeau is one of the premiere experts in anti-terrorism with over 25 years in the industry. He is a political strategist, author, leader, security consultant, entrepreneur, and opportunity developer. His anti-terrorism and critical infrastructure accomplishments have been featured on MSNBC, FOX, CNN, CBS, ABC, and HSTV.
Mr. Rondeau is often referred to as one of our nation’s most credible conduits between the public and private sectors. His forte is protecting and securing assets while protecting business profitability. This unique, multi-disciplined approach has helped forge his excellent relationship and reputation with DHS, TSA, DOD, and the private sector. Companies trust him with critical information; federal, state, and local agencies rely on his for-profit knowledge; and agencies have again and again recognized Mr. Rondeau for his contributions to the country’s security.
Mr. Rondeau has been protecting the homeland as a senior executive and industry-leading pioneer for decades. His work includes:
- Two-time Director of the pioneering DHS/TSA, Anti-Terrorism Highway Information Sharing Analysis Center
- Senior Project Executive for the TSA First Observer Plus Program
- Senior Project Executive for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Exercise Program
- Mission Director, Overseas Security Special Operations – Africa
- Director of FEMA training and analytical programs
- Co-Developer of the School Observer Safe School Program
- Director of Security and Client Services for multiple embassies
- Former CEO of TSSI-INC, SVP Macfadden Corporation, and VP Alion Science and Technology
In addition, Mr. Rondeau played a key role in the sharing and analysis of open source information and intelligence during the DC-area sniper attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the London bombings, US Special Forces Command PSYOPS efforts, and overseas security operations in Africa. He has been repeatedly credited with identifying people and situations deemed dangerous to the USA.
Mr. Rondeau was responsible for developing a revolutionary technique to mitigate the risk of “lone wolf” violent extremist terrorist attacks through social networking analysis. This new method, called the Terrorism Ideology Counter Communications Strategy (TICCS), has been critically acclaimed by senior homeland security officials.
Through his work mitigating the risk of terrorist attacks, Mr. Rondeau was named Homeland Security Executive of the Year by the Association of Counter-terrorism for Security Professionals (IACSP) and the Department of Homeland Security in 2004. This occasion was amplified by a letter of appreciation from then Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition to his work in security and anti-terrorism, Mr. Rondeau is passionate about advocating for missing and endangered children. Mr. Rondeau spearheaded multiple human trafficking initiatives, appeared in the Supreme Court of Maryland, and wrote legislation that subsequently became law (“Phylicia’s Law”), saving the lives of countless children.
Mr. Rondeau leverages his security experience and networks to provide solutions to problems faced by children, at-risk communities, and the impoverished. As a result of his efforts, Mr. Rondeau was featured as the subject of the film The Protector about missing and exploited children (2012).
For his work searching for and protecting missing and endangered children, Mr. Rondeau received the Guardian Angel Certificate of Achievement. In addition, Mr. Rondeau also received The President’s Volunteer Service Award, administered on behalf of The White House by the Points of Light Foundation (Award 2985, 2005).
Mr. Rondeau’s education is as thorough as his experience: He holds graduate certificates, diplomas, and completed courses in business, counter-terrorism, emergency management, peacekeeping, project management, paralegal studies, legal investigations, and more from the Tulane Freeman School of Business MBA Cert Program, UN Institute of Training and Research, Harvard Medical School CE, Harvard School of Public Health, The National Preparedness Institute at St. Petersburg College, USDA Graduate School, Georgetown University, FEMA Emergency Management Institute, and the FBI Citizens Academy.
What sets Mr. Rondeau apart is his passion and dedication. He helps pioneer the programs that he manages by creating the concept, launching the initiative and achieving results. Mr. Rondeau has raised capital, led homeland security efforts, drafted legislation, directed companies, and appeared on network news dozens of times as an expert consultant. He is a published author, inventor, award winning media producer, and US Presidential honoree. He is a rare and effective problem solver with the ability to effect real change and impact our country in significant ways.
Some of Mr. Rondeau’s Media Appearances:
- Featured in ABC2 WMAR News Baltimore articles (2017, 2018)
- Included in TSA/DHS First Observer Anti-Terrorism Program Videos (2016)
- Guest host of Homeland Security Television: Threat Matrix (2011) and subsequent winner of the Telly Award for his expertise on the show
- Featured in GTSC’s Homeland Security Today articles (2012, 2009)