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Bruce Davidson

Bruce B. Davidson is the Director of the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, part of the Research & Development Partnerships Group in the Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of the SAFETY Act Program is to provide risk and litigation management incentives to the private sector to develop and deploy effective anti-terrorism technologies and services to the maximum extent possible.

As the Program Director, Mr. Davidson provides strategic vision and ensures aggressive program execution for a front-line statutory program designed to encourage the private sector to make consequential investments to strengthen our homeland security. Driven and compelled to make a difference, his central focus is to build and sustain a world class, nationally significant program, and consistently deliver outcomes far exceeding expectations.

Mr. Davidson draws on his background in law and economics in contributing to the activities of this multi-disciplinary office. Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security and the SAFETY Act Program in 2006, Mr. Davidson was a member in a Metropolitan D.C. area law firm, with an emphasis on federal practice. He also had a distinguished career as a surface warfare officer and judge advocate in the U.S. Navy, which included service as a staff assistant (1993-97) to the Honorable Walter B. Slocombe, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and the Honorable Jan M. Lodal, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Mr. Davidson earned a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College, a J.D. from the University of South Carolina and an LL.M. in International Law from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.