Paul Joyal

Managing Director, Public Safety and Homeland Security Sector

Paul M. Joyal is managing director for NSI’s public safety practice and directs the law enforcement and public safety practice.

Currently, Mr. Joyal serves on the Prince Georges County Law Enforcement Task Force and Governor Martin O’Malley transition team for Public Safety. Mr. Joyal was elected and currently serves as the president of the State of Maryland Chapter of the FBI InfraGard and was recently selected as delegate for the State of Maryland at the annual national InfraGard conference. Mr Joyal serves on the GOVSEC, government security conference and CyberWATCH Advisory Boards.

In 1998, Mr. Joyal represented the Georgian Government before the U.S. Congress and Departments as its first lobbyist. 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 the recipient of the Georgian government’s highest civilian award, “The Order of Honor” for his service promoting Georgian independence, security and integration with the West. Prior, Mr. Joyal held the position of operations director for Remington Elsag Law Enforcement Systems in its national rollout.

In 1991, Paul founded his own company Intercon International USA Inc. and established joint ventures in telecommunications with AT&T and air transportation (Caucasus Airlines) in Russia and Georgia respectively. As editor-in-chief of Intercon’s Daily Report on Russia and the former Soviet Republics, Mr. Joyal published a daily intelligence newsletter for ten years and offered a range of consultation services to a number of Fortune 100 firms pursuing opportunities in the former Soviet Union, Turkey and Iraq.

Mr. Joyal has expertise in business development with law enforcement and national security entities nationwide and served as a federal law enforcement officer and as director of security for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1980 to 1989.

Paul 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. Recently, he was featured in the award nominated NBC Dateline program in February of 2007, “Who Killed Alexander Litvinenko—Death of a Secret Agent.” Mr. Joyal’s professional associations include the International Chief’s of Police Association; the American Society for Industrial Security International; and the FBI’s InfraGard organization. He has been a featured speaker in the GovSec convention in May of 2007, presenting “Net Centric Public Safety, How Technology and Intelligence methods are changing Law Enforcement Management and Operations for Homeland Security.” and in April 2008 “The Threat of State Sponsored Terrorism.”

Mr. Joyal received a Masters Degree in International Relations from Catholic University. He was recognized as one of principal leadership awardees by the Respect for Law Alliance along with Attorney General Michael B. Mulkasey and NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, with the Golden Eagle Award, “Defender of Counterintelligence and Homeland Security.”