Homeland Security Specialist

Ed Wolff is a DSI Associate who has a total of 30 years of relevant experience, including work in transportation systems and related security issues. He is a subject matter expert in homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement. He is the co-author of seven books, has published over 20 articles, and has delivered over 200 subject matter presentations. 

Mr. Wolff is accredited as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the Interna¬tional Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) and as a Tennessee Certified Emergency Management Professional (CEMP). He is certified as a WMD Hazardous Materials Technician and has worked numerous National Special Security Events as an LE WMD coordinator and J-HAT member. He is also certified in Homeland Security, Level IV by the ABCHS and was selected and seated as a member of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (ABLEE).

Mr. Wolff was selected by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as the law enforcement supervisor to represent the State of Florida as a subject matter expert on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bombing Prevention Advisory Group, to assist in the development of the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Awareness Training Program (AIATP) for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and to develop and field trial Threat and Vulnerability Assessments (HLS, CAM, BZZP, CPTED).

Mr. Wolff has been a Manager with the U.S. DHS/FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue Response System since 1993 and is a DHS/OEC Federal Communica¬tions Unit Leader-Instructor (COM-L) and a Search Operations Manager (STM). He has been a FEMA certified ICS instructor for intermediate (300) and advanced (400) ICS since 1993 and is certified as a Lead WMD Instructor for FEMA. He has deployed to major events on five continents including earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, building explosions, the World Trade Center in 2001, the Space Shut¬tle Columbia disaster in 2003, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and numerous missing person cases.

In 2002 Mr. Wolff was selected as the co-chair for the Southeast Florida, Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Training Functional Working Group and as a member of the State-Wide Committee on Domestic Preparedness, positions which he held until the time of his retirement in November 2007.

Mr. Wolff was assigned as a law enforcement representative/member of the Target Capabilities List Workgroup for DHS and has been used as a subject matter expert for a state-wide capabilities assessment and gap analysis for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a capabilities assessment and gap analysis for the Miami and Fort Lauderdale UASI and for the Los Angeles area/UASI along with numerous full scale WMD exercises for the Department of Defense and other entities.