THE MISSING LINK
The Maine Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will welcome Chet Lunner at the October 19, 2013 meeting as he speaks on “Domestic Intelligence, the Missing Link.” Prior to his retirement in 2010 Lunner was Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security in the office of Intelligence and Analysis where he helped build a national network of fusion centers. Prior to that he served Secretary Michael Chertoff as acting Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations. In the latter position he gained a broad view of homeland security issues facing state, local, and tribal leadership.
In 2003 Lunner was appointed head of the Office of Maritime and Land Security where he developed policies for rail, trucking, highway, pipelines, Amtrak and postal transportation. His standing as an expert in intelligence collaboration and information sharing is recognized internationally.
He continues to work as an independent consultant in homeland security.