Delilah Barton
Center Director


Delilah Barton serves as an Associate Director in CNA's Safety and Security Division and as the Vulnerable Populations practice lead, focusing on the prevention of human trafficking and abuse and exploitation of the elderly and disabled. She is an expert in emergency management and homeland security with 23 years of professional experience conducting assessments of emergency management programs and policies, writing plans, and conducting evaluations for exercises and real world events.

At the federal level, Barton has managed projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard. At the state and local level, she has supported the jurisdictions in the National Capital Region with their homeland security programs since 2002. Currently, Barton manages a $39 million technical assistance program for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services' National Background Check Program.

Barton holds an M.B.A and is a certified Project Management Professional.


February 21, 2020

Delilah Barton says, "By focusing on these [node-and-link] relationships, we have a much better chance of anticipating shock, stress, resilience—and operational options—across the network."

Supply Chain Quarterly: "Seven Steps to Counter Catastrophe"

April 24, 2017

Domestic Preparedness publishes “Biometrics & Continuous Evaluation: A New Approach” by CNA analysts Ernest Baumann and Delilah Barton