Richard M. Burke

Richard Burke is a homeland and national security professional with expertise gained during a distinguished 20+ year government and private sector career. As a former government SES, Marine Corps officer, and business executive, he possesses a unique skill set ranging from strategic and operational planning, crisis management, operations, and policy to full life-cycle business development and professional services delivery. 
 
Burke is currently the Vice President of Delta Risk LLC, a Chertoff Group Company. Prior to this he served with Capgemini Government Solutions as a Principal, where he led Capgemini’s Homeland Security practice.  He previously served as the Director of Strategic Programs at QinetiQ North America (QNA) where his responsibilities included strategic planning, full life-cycle business development, and service delivery in the homeland and national security markets.  Prior to QNA, Burke served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for eight years in select leadership positions as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). While at DHS, which included service at TSA and HQ, Burke utilized his expertise in planning and crisis management to lead operations across the full spectrum of homeland security missions, to include anti-terrorism, disaster response, borders/immigration and cyber.  Prior to joining DHS, Burke served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate and logistician, including service in Operation Enduring Freedom, and in the private sector as a trial attorney and commercial litigator. He is a frequent guest lecturer on homeland security topics for domestic and international students and government audiences.  Burke holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University, a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.