Homeland Security 



Kennedy spent most of his career developing and evolving homeland security laws to adapt to the private sector. He’s advised three trade associations on critical infrastructure issues, served twice as the assistant chair of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Counsel and was a liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense.


He's a recognized expert in Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism law in all aspects of the regulation. Further, Kennedy was the main contributor to the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (the Act) which Kennedy advocated before Congress that was later signed by President Obama on December 18, 2014.


He's intimately familiar with all phase of the  CFATS regulatory scheme which can be broken down into six phases: (1) Submission of a Top-Screen; (2) Notification of an Initial Risk Tier Determination; (3) Submission of a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA); (4) Notification of a Final Risk Tier Determination; (5) Submission of a Site Security Plan (SSP) or Alternate Security Program (ASP); and (6) Ongoing Compliance. He offers  SSP review, compliance & audit support in addition to advocacy.


He’s a national expert in:


  • Chemical Facility Security (CFATS)
  • Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)
  • Section 563 of the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate 
  • Protection of Sensitive Information
  • Cyber Security (Act of 2015)
  • and other security issues




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