Dr. Marc Frey blogs primarily on homeland security policy, aviation and border security, law enforcement, and counterintelligence.
Frey is a Senior Director in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he helps clients navigate the complexities and policies at the nexus of international business and security.
Prior to joining the firm, Frey was Chief of Staff for the Office of Policy Development at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He worked extensively with DHS’ agencies – including the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration Customs Enforcement – to implement policies regarding aviation and border security, travel and trade facilitation, and international information sharing and law enforcement cooperation.
Frey previously served the Department as Director of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), where he directed the successful interagency effort to expand the program and enhance its security. In addition, he oversaw the development and implementation of VWP policy and program activities within the U.S. government, led government negotiations with participating countries and managed the statutorily required security assessments of 36 member countries. He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Department’s Chief Security Officer, where he shaped counterintelligence, law enforcement, facility protection, contingency planning, and other security-related policies and programs.
Prior to his service at DHS, Frey worked as an analyst on national and homeland security issues for both Lockheed Martin and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). At SAIC, he specialized in assessments of long-range trends and emerging technologies and capabilities for the Department of Defense.
Frey is a member of the American Council on Germany and has served as an adjunct professor at Temple University and is on the board of its Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy.
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