Profile: Francis Taylor, DHS Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis

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Francis Taylor
Francis Taylor
Francis Taylor

Francis Taylor serves as the undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, where he provides homeland security intelligence and information to the secretary, senior leadership, components and DHS partners.

He most recently served as vice president and chief security officer at General Electric, with responsibility for security operations and crisis management processes.

Prior to GE, he was the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security and director of the office of foreign missions and served as an ambassador with responsibility in the global security of all U.S. diplomatic personnel and facilities.

As ambassador, Taylor was also responsible for implementing counterterrorism policy overseas and coordinating the government’s response to global terrorist activities.

The 35-year government service veteran also became brigadier general in September 1996 and has served as commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Taylor holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame.

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