Advisor Spotlight: Francis X. Taylor
Kaseware is honored to have an incredible team of advisors. Our advisors are leaders in their field, hailing from military, corporate and non-profit sectors, with both substantial domestic and global experience. Today we want to highlight one of our longest-serving advisors, Francis X. Taylor.
Taylor’s incredible experience includes 31 years of distinguished military service, serving as Chief Security Officer for General Electric, and then Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis under the US Department of Homeland Security. We are ecstatic to have him on board.
In Taylor’s words: “I am thrilled to serve as an advisor to Kaseware. Ever since 9/11, the rise of analytics as well as the integration of investigative and intelligence information has allowed for new insights into our adversaries and their plans. Therefore, law enforcement and security operations have the potential use technology to better inform officers of threats. That is where Kaseware can make a tremendous difference.
Kaseware is so powerful because it is made by the guys who created [for the FBI] what computer experts couldn’t. They were investigators themselves and they know what real investigators need.
It’s clear that data analytics is the future of intelligence. And Kaseware lets investigators systematically unleash its full potential. They can now use one case to solve multiple cases at once or identify potential threats for mitigation. I am excited to assist a company that has the power to make our communities so much safer.”
About Francis X. Taylor
Francis X. Taylor is the President and CEO of FXTaylor Associates, LLC which specializes in security, crisis management and risk management consulting.
Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of Homeland Security
Mr Taylor retired from the US Government on January 20, 2017. His last assignment was Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, US Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing intelligence programs to support the US Intelligence Community, the Department and other federal, state and local consumers of DHS Intelligence. He was confirmed by the Senate and assumed this role on April 14, 2014.
Vice President and Chief Security Officer for General Electric
From March 2005 to November 2013, Mr Taylor served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for the General Electric Company, Fairfield CT. He was GE’s first Global CSO and was responsible for developing and managing GE’s global security operations and crisis management processes.
Prior to joining GE, Mr. Taylor had a distinguished 35-year career in government service, where he held several senior positions managing investigations, security and counterterrorism issues.
Distinguished 35 Years in Government Service
He served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with a rank of Ambassador. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is the Department of State’s security and law enforcement arm. As Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Taylor oversaw all Department of State security programs that protect all U.S. Government employees and buildings overseas from terrorist, criminal or technical attack, and ensure the integrity of classified national security information produced and stored in these facilities. Leading more than 32,500 US, foreign and contractor personnel, he provided security for all US government employees assigned to over 250 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. The Ambassador also directed the law enforcement function of the Bureau, wherein Diplomatic Security Service special agents protect the Secretary of State and foreign dignitaries who visit the United States. And conduct criminal investigations of violation of US Visa and Immigration statutes. As Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Taylor regulated the activities of foreign missions in the United States to protect the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States and safeguards the American public from abuses of privileges and immunities by diplomatic and consular officials.
Ambassador Taylor also served as the US Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the Department of State from July 2001 to November 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the implementing US counterterrorism policy overseas and coordinating the US government response to international terrorist activities. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, he was a key advisor in assisting the President Bush and Secretary of State Powell in forming the international coalition against terrorism and developing aggressive international policy implementation to defeat terrorism.
During his 31 years of military service, Mr. Taylor served with distinction in numerous command and staff positions, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in September 1996. In his final active duty assignment, Brigadier General Taylor headed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he was responsible for providing commanders of all Air Force activities independent professional investigative services in fraud, counterintelligence, and major criminal matters.
Mr. Taylor has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit and the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award. The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association honored his military service with the Father William Corby Distinguished Military Service Award.
Notre Dame Executive Fellow
Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970. He received his Air Force commission as a Distinguished Graduate of the Notre Dame ROTC program. He also has a Masters Degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He was recently named an Executive Fellow of the Notre Dame Global Development Initiative and Adjunct Professor of the Practice at the Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs in South Bend, IN.
Additionally, Mr Taylor is a member of Boards of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs (WIFA). He is also a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the American College of National Security Leaders. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) He is also a Principal at Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA), Arlington VA.
Resides in Washington, DC
He and his wife, Constance reside in Washington DC and have three adult children and four grandchildren.