By Brynn Koeppen on March 29, 2013

Gary Shiffman is the President and CEO of Giant Oak, LLC. The executive has spent his career in the national security community, working at firms like The Chertoff Group, where he was Managing Director, and at L-3, where he was Senior Vice President managing organizational design for the L-3 and Titan service business.

Shiffman served as the first Chief of Staff for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He worked on Capitol Hill for four years as a national security adviser, and prior to that, after serving in the Navy during the Gulf War, he was transferred to the Pentagon where he worked on Navy budgets and defense policies.

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