David Kaufman is the Vice President and Director for Safety and Security at CNA and previously served as the Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs at FEMA.
In his PrepTalk, Kaufman takes time to pause, step back, and absorb the big changes occuring across the globe. He explains the evolving trends, where they intersect, and how they will dictate the future of emergency management.
- FEMA Strategic Foresight Initiative
- Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
- US Census Bureau: We are a Changing Nation: A Series on Population Trends
- Infrastructure Report Card
David J. Kaufman is the Vice President and Director for Safety and Security at CNA, a non-profit organization that provides operational analysis to advance the safety and security of the United States. He is responsible for executive management of CNA’s work in emergency management, homeland security, public safety, and public health. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Kaufman served as the Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he framed FEMA’s strategic direction, led development of its Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management, and launched the Strategic Foresight Initiative, exploring the impacts of global trends on disaster management. Mr. Kaufman is a faculty member in Georgetown University’s Emergency and Disaster Management program, and lectures for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He has previously served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an appointed committee and roundtable member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.