The Honorable Charles E. Allen
Former Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis, DHS
Former Deputy Chief ofIntelligence, Counterterrorism Center, CIA
Partner, The Chertoff Group
Charles E. Allen is a Principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, business development and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for clients in the security, defense and government services industries. Mr. Allen was the Under Secretary for Intelligence Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security from 2007 to 2009, where he developed the department’s intelligence architecture, integrated its intelligence activities and ensured that they were continuously aligned with the department’s evolving priorities. Mr. Allen worked at the CIA for over forty years, and became the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection in 1998. He also served as CIA’s National Intelligence Officer for Warning, Director of the National Warning Staff, National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism and Deputy Chief for Intelligence of CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.