Chuck Brooks, columnist and advisor, is a thought leader and technology evangelist. Chuck leads the federal, state and local government relations for Sutherland Government Solutions. He's the 2016 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year, and was named # 2 Person To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn. Chuck received Presidential Appointments by two Presidents of the U.S.; helped to "stand up" the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and is a featured writer/speaker. His expertise includes homeland security, cyber security, defense, CBRNE, IT, R & D, science and technology, public/private partnerships, IoT and AI. Chuck is also published in FORBES, InformationWeek, MIT Sloan Blog, Computerworld, Huffington Post, Federal Times, etc.