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NSI’s public safety expert elected to national InfraGard Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. — December 1, 2009 — National Strategies, LLC (NSI), a nationally recognized business-to-government strategic consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce Paul Joyal has been elected to the national InfraGard Board of Directors.

As Managing Director of NSI’s Public Safety and Security Practice, Mr. Joyal specializes in promoting cutting edge technical solutions and innovative tactics that meet crime and security challenges impacting federal, state and local government. Prior to NSI, Mr. Joyal served as a federal law enforcement officer and director of security for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has a diverse background at the intersection of law enforcement, government and business. Mr. Joyal is active on the advisory boards for GOVSEC and CyberWATCH and serves on the Prince Georges County Law Enforcement Task Force and the Governor Martin O’Malley transition team for Public Safety.

“Paul serves as a trusted advisor to his clients,” said Al Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of NSI. “With his background in cyber security and his commitment to making a difference at the state and local level, Paul and the NSI team provide clients with on-the-ground intelligence and a force multiplier for developing and executing strategies that are based on real-world understanding of public safety and homeland security.”

Mr. Joyal is considered an expert in matters of public safety and security, having published a daily intelligence newsletter for InterCon International USA Inc. for a decade, and providing a range of consultation services to Fortune 100 firms pursuing opportunities in the former Soviet Union, Turkey and Iraq. Mr. Joyal also served as expert advisor to the Security and Defense Committee of the Georgian Parliament and the Chairman of the National Security Council and Minister of Defense. He is a frequent commentator on ex-Soviet Union, counter-terrorism and intelligence affairs for BBC, ABC, NBC, Dateline, Nightline, Cross Fire, TIME, Newsweek and other media outlets. He is also a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association and the American Society for Industrial Security International.

About InfraGard
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of businesses, academic institutions and state and local law enforcement agencies dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard promotes dialogue and timely communication between its members and the FBI in order to protect members’ assets and to provide law enforcement services with information that facilitates its responsibilities to prevent and address terrorism and other crimes.

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