David Kaufman
Vice President and Director, Safety and Security


David Kaufman is the Vice President and Director for Safety and Security at CNA. He is responsible for executive management, development, and execution of CNA's work in the areas of public safety, homeland security, emergency management, and public health.

Kaufman is the former Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where from 2009 to 2015 he provided leadership, analysis, coordination, and decision-making support on a wide range of Agency policies, strategy, plans, programs, and key initiatives.

Kaufman is an internationally recognized leader in homeland security and disaster management. His notable accomplishments include developing FEMA's Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management and its supporting doctrine; launching the Strategic Foresight Initiative, exploring the impacts of global trends on disaster management; and co-created a ten country Multinational Resilience Policy Group.

Kaufman is the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Planning Committee for Science-Based Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Resilience Exercises, and a member of the Academies' Resilient America Roundtable. He teaches in Georgetown University's graduate program in Emergency and Disaster Management, and is a faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security.


June 12, 2017

CNA releases the seventh episode of CNA Talks, a new podcast on current affairs. CNA's Tim Beres, David Kaufman, Monica Giovachino, and Jason McNamara discuss CNA Safety and Security's work on homeland security, domestic preparedness, and emergency management over the last two decades.