The panel on diplomatic security organization and management

The authors behind the report

Grant S. Green Jr., chairman, was the under secretary of state for management from March 2001 to January 2005 in the administration of President George W. Bush.  He later served as a commissioner on the Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now is chairman of consulting company that advises the federal government and the aerospace and defense industry.

Joseph H. Melrose Jr., vice chairman, is a retired ambassador who served as acting U.S. representative for management and reform at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. He earlier served as a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State for more than three decades. He is the ambassador in residence and a professor of international relations at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Larry Byrne was the assistant administrator and chief operating office for the U. S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1997. Before that, he worked in the White House and other government agencies. He is the president of a business consulting firm.

Lynwood M. Dent Jr., a retired senior foreign service officer, served as the executive director and deputy executive secretary of the State Department’s Executive Secretariat. In addition to his foreign postings, he served as chief management officer in the Bureau of European Affairs and deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Foreign Missions.

Thomas McKeever served as director of security for NATO from 2004 to 2007. He is a retired member of the Senior Foreign Service, specializing in security, counter espionage and law enforcement.  He served in senior management positions in the department’s  Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Wayne Rychak, a retired member of the senior foreign service, served in senior diplomatic security management positions in the State Department.  From 1997 to 2000, he served as deputy assistant secretary of state for countermeasures and information security. He later served as director of security for NATO. 

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