Region: Annapolis, Maryland
Richard (Rik) Kirchner, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of KIRIK International, Inc., and Executive Director of the Institute for Surveillance & Threat Detection, a first of its kind educational center dedicated solely to the discipline of Surveillance Detection and Behavioral Detection, delivering Antiterrorism and Threat assessment, development, and implementation to High Value Target and Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource program managers for comprehensive Threat Detection programs with subject matter expertise in Hostile Surveillance, Threat Detection, and Threat Management. Additionally, KIRIK provides policy guidance and support to both government and private sectors in prevention and mitigation of physical security risks and Threat Detection program integration into existing security ecosystems. KIRIK conducts its training and education in defensive programs and threat management program reviews to federal, state, and local governmental agencies and law enforcement, as well as multinational corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Kirchner possesses over twenty-five years of combined United States military, federal law enforcement, and private industry security experience coupled with many years of business management. For eight years he was employed by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency as a Senior Law Enforcement Supervisor; Special Agent; Antiterrorism Officer; and Counterintelligence Officer. Preceding the Department of Defense, Mr. Kirchner worked in the global corporate security department of Bechtel Group, Inc. where he was assigned as the Executive Protection Leader for The Hon. George P. Shultz, former United States Secretary of State.
A highly sought after Subject Matter Expert and speaker on terrorist surveillance operations, as well as, scope and criticality of Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR’s) and SAR systems, Mr. Kirchner has delivered original briefings and presentations to senior decision-makers including United States Congressional Legislators and Senators, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Transportation Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and numerous other governmental agencies. He was detailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Threat Review Unit, located at the National Counterterrorism Center, which launched the eGuardian Suspicious Activity Reporting system for the Department of Defense; As Director, Office of Threat Detection, at the US Pentagon, Mr. Kirchner maintained first hand involvement in the eGuardian Suspicious Activity Reporting system pilot program for the Department of Defense. Additionally, Mr. Kirchner served at the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (N-JTTF) and Interpol with global contact and travel representing DoD interests with international implications.
Founder and former Chairman of the Multi Organizational Surveillance and Actionable Intelligence Cooperative (MOSAIC) which serves as a US Federal government ad-hoc working group created to standardize Surveillance & Countersurveillance operations and increase multi-agency operational Surveillance & Countersurveillance communications, therein providing near real-time actionable intelligence. Currently, MOSAIC has over forty federal, state, and local agencies as active members.
Mr. Kirchner holds a Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmental Information (T/S SCI) security clearance. He is a member, or former member, of good standing with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), International Foundation of Protection Officers (IFPO), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), Navy & Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association (N&MCEODA) and is listed in the Worldwide Who’s Who registry for executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs.
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