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Charles M. DuShane
Protective Security Advisor
Department of Homeland Security


Charles M. DuShane, Protective Security Advisor with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Protection Security Coordination Division, he serves as the on-site critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments specialists assigned to Chicago.  He serves as the DHS infrastructure protection liaison between Federal agencies; State and local government agencies; and the private sector.  He leads the coordinated national effort to reduce the risk of our critical infrastructure and a key resource posed by the acts of terrorism, and strengthens national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other emergency. 

For more than 25 years, DuShane served as a special agent in the United States Secret Service.  During his last assignment with the United States Secret Service, he served as an Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office, supervised the Protective Intelligence and Protection squads. DuShane managed complex threat investigations against Secret Service protectees, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Joint Terrorism Task Force.  As a senior manager, he designed and implemented successful security strategies for U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance.  He also served as the Chicago Field Office security coordinator for the 1994 World Cup Soccer and the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Sheraton Hotel site.

DuShane was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division from 1989 to 1993, where he served on the permanent protection detail protecting President George H. and Mrs. Barbara Bush and President and Mrs. Clinton. 

Protective Security Advisor DuShane began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the Morton Grove, Illinois Police Department.

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