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Leon E. Panetta

May 17, 2024


The Security Foundation is thrilled to announce that Leon E. Panetta, former Secretary of Defense, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and renowned leader…
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May 16, 2024

DEI’s Essential Role in Creating Resilience in the Security Sector

As technology and digital spaces pervade our lives and work, diversity is more important than ever. Particularly in the security sector, diversity has become essential…

April 17, 2024

DEI Spotlight: Girl Security

The security profession, public and private, is slowly changing from mostly male and white to a more diverse reflection of the communities it serves. At…
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April 11, 2024

Carly Coaty, TSF Director of Programs, Earns Cornell University DEI Certification

Carly Coaty, Director of Programs for The Security Foundation (TSF), recently completed Cornell University’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) certification. This four-course, online program includes…
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April 3, 2024

My Security Journey: Karen Frank, Managing Director and Head of Firm Security Services, KPMG

Karen Frank’s path to her current role as Managing Director and Head of Firm Security Services at KPMG is lined with nearly 25 years of opportunities,…

February 21, 2024

DEI Spotlight: International Organization of Black Security Executives

The Security Foundation is proud to feature organizations within the security profession making a difference in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) awareness, recruitment and retention…

February 21, 2024

My Security Journey: Bobby Louissaint, Head of Technical Partnership Engagement, Meta

Bobby Louissaint is a noted thought leader in how security can better harness technical solution delivery. Today, he’s helping to lead Meta’s technical strategies for…

January 26, 2024

Dave Komendat Becomes TSF Board President

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation. A TSF Board member since 2015, Dave is highly respected in the security…

January 22, 2024

Press Release: The Security Foundation Rebrand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Contact: Sarah Achenbach, The Security Foundation Phone: 443-744-0725 [email protected]   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FOUNDATION REBRANDS…

January 16, 2024

TSF Nonprofit Grant Program 2023 Awardees

The Security Foundation (TSF) is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of TSF’s Nonprofit Grants Program: TSF’s grant supports Hostage US‘s Development office and…

January 11, 2024

Siobhan Clune Named TSF Associate Executive Director

Siobhan Clune, TSF Director of Development since fall 2021, has been named The Security Foundation’s Associate Executive Director, effective immediately. This new position and well-deserved…

January 10, 2024

Q&A With Dave Komendat & Rich Davis on TSF, Today & Tomorrow

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation Board of Directors. He succeeds Rich Davis who completed two highly impactful terms…

January 8, 2024

TSF Board Achieves 50% Diversity

On January 1, 2024, with the new Board of Directors slate for The Security Foundation (TSF), TSF has achieved 50% diversity among its Board members…

January 1, 2024

Dave Komendat Becomes TSF Board President

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation. A TSF Board member since 2015, Dave is highly respected in the security…

December 27, 2023

Board of Directors: Welcome and Farewell  

The Security Foundation (TSF) Board of Directors is well known across the security community for attracting the industry’s best and brightest leaders. On January 1,…

December 1, 2023

Rich Davis Honored with George P. Shultz Award

Rich Davis, The Security Foundation (TSF) President for the past six years, is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious George P. Shultz Award for Excellence…

December 1, 2023

12th Annual TSF Dinner Recap 

The 12th Annual TSF Dinner Celebrating the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) on November 15, 2023 lived up to its reputation as one of the…

November 22, 2023

TSF Funds Two Students for TSF Dinner & OSAC Week

Two Northeastern University (NU) rising graduate students and emerging security leaders attended the 2023 ISF Dinner, the 2023 Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Annual Briefing…

November 20, 2023

Global Security Pride Evening Reception

The Global Security Pride (GSP), the newest Common Interest Committee (CIC) for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), held its second event on November 13,…

September 21, 2023

TSF DEI Journey Map

The Security Foundation (TSF) has been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as part of its strategic plan. Creating a DEI Journey Map recently…

September 7, 2023

Jonathan Capehart Selected as TSF Dinner Emcee

We’re delighted to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MSNBC anchor Jonathan Capehart will serve as Emcee for the 12th Annual ISF Dinner Supporting the…

July 23, 2023

Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Keynote Speaker for 2023 TSF Dinner   

We’re delighted to announce that the Honorable Sue Gordon, 30-Year National Security Leader, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), will be the keynote…

July 12, 2023

TSF Announces DEI Effort

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is critical to the security profession. Known for a non-diverse workforce at all levels, several organizations, public and private, are…

June 7, 2023

Carly Coaty Appointed as TSF’s First Director of Programs

Carly Coaty, an experienced program manager and event planner and former Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Program Manager, joined TSF’s staff on May 15, 2023,…

May 31, 2023

First-Ever TSF-Sponsored Domestic Security Reception

With the merger of the former Domestic Security Partnership in February 2023, The Security Foundation (TSF) sponsored the Domestic Security Reception following the 2023 Domestic…

May 30, 2023

2023 OSAC Topical Forum Focuses on Comprehensive Crisis Management

The ISF sponsored OSAC’s return to an in-person Topical Forum on May 9 and 10, 2023 at the U.S. Department of State. The well-attended program,…

March 29, 2023

Greg Bujac’s Leadership Lessons

Greg Bujac recently retired after 17 years with the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and 32 years with the U.S. Department…
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February 27, 2023

Domestic Security Partnership Merges with the International Security Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Domestic Security Partnership (DSP) and the International Security Foundation (ISF) approved a merger agreement on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.…
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January 23, 2023

2022 Nonprofit Grant Program Recipients

The Board of Directors of the International Security Foundation (ISF) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the ISF Grants program for U.S.-based nonprofits…
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December 14, 2022

11th Annual TSF Dinner

On November 16, 2022, The Security Foundation hosted its 11th annual Dinner to celebrate the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). Held at the National Building…
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December 12, 2022

TSF Earns a Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

The Security Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity…
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December 12, 2022

TSF-Funded OSAC Events Round-Up

This year’s return to in-person OSAC events has been exciting. In January 2022, OSAC Country Chapters and Common Interest Committees (Regional, Sector and Special Interest…
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December 9, 2022

Global Security Pride Committee Launch Co-Sponsored by TSF

During the OSAC Annual Briefing Week, on November 15, 2022, the Global Security Pride Committee (GSPC) held its inaugural event, a High Securti-Tea at the…
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October 14, 2022

Ann Compton to Emcee 2022 TSF Dinner

Broadcasting pioneer Ann Compton will be the emcee for the 11th Annual Security Foundation (TSF) Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at the National Building…

July 7, 2022

TSF-Funded OSAC Events, Spring 2022

As OSAC returned to in-person events for many of its programs, TSF continued its funding of vital OSAC programming this past spring. Through the generosity…

July 6, 2022

5 Questions for Tammi Morton: VP & CSO, Raytheon

The data reveals what the private corporate security community sees every day: a glaring disparity in the numbers of women in leadership positions. In 2022,…

April 25, 2022


On April 13, 2022, the Latin America Regional Committee (LARC) held its first in-person events since 2019 at the Graham Center at Florida International University…

March 22, 2022

5 Questions for Buffy Payne, TSF Diversity Committee Chair

In 2021, The Security Foundation (TSF) added a new Board committee: the Diversity Committee. This Committee, chaired by Buffy Payne, head of global security at…

March 3, 2022

Robert M. Gates Selected as 2022 TSF Dinner Keynote Speaker

The Security Foundation is delighted to announce that Robert M. Gates, the 22nd Secretary of Defense (2006-2011), will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Gates…

December 16, 2021

2021 TSF Nonprofit Grants Program Supports Hostage US & Diplomatic Security Foundation

The Security Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce the 2021 grant recipients of TSF’s Nonprofit Grants program for U.S.-based nonprofits that serve the global security…

October 14, 2021

Siobhan Clune Appointed TSF’s First Director of Development

Siobhan Clune, a seasoned development leader with nearly two decades of fundraising experience, joined TSF’s staff on October 4, 2021, as the nonprofit’s first Director…

October 5, 2021


5 QUESTIONS FOR ELLEN TANNOR, OSAC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome, Ellen Tannor, as OSAC Executive Director! We recently spoke with Ellen about her career in foreign…

June 10, 2021

TSF 10th Anniversary Speaker: Sec. Madeleine Albright

The Security Foundation (TSF) is thrilled to announce that Secretary Madeleine Albright is TSF’s 10th Anniversary Speaker for TSF’s Virtual Reception on Wednesday, November 17,…

May 24, 2021

2021 TSF Virtual Reception Keynote Speaker: Sue Gordon

Security expert Susan Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, is the keynote speaker for the 2021 TSF Virtual Reception on November 17, 2021…

December 9, 2020


George P. Shultz, the 60th U.S. Secretary of State and the founder of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), turns 100 on December 13, 2020.…


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