Matthew Travis, a vice president in Cadmus’ homeland security sector, has been a trusted advisor and analyst to U.S. Government security clients for more than 15 years. He was a co-founder and executive vice president of Obsidian Analysis, Inc. prior to the firm’s acquisition by Cadmus.
Mr. Travis oversees Cadmus’ support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He is a frequent facilitator of senior-level exercises within the Federal interagency community as well as for state and local jurisdictions.
Mr. Travis has previously directed a range of assessment and planning efforts examining the nation’s homeland security posture, including The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, The National Strategy for Improvised Explosive Devices, the revised National Exercise Program (Base Plan), and the after-action report for National Level Exercise 2012, the nation’s largest cybersecurity crisis simulation. Mr. Travis previously was President of Detica, Inc., which culminated 10 years of account and senior management experience at the company (formerly DFI International).
A former naval officer, Mr. Travis served as an engineering officer aboard USS CARR (FFG 52) and as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Travis also earned a Master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University and an executive education certificate from Harvard Business School.