Scott Glabe

Senior Fellow
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Scott Glabe is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Renewing America.  He previously served as Acting Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the Trump Administration.  Before DHS, he represented the White House as an Associate Counsel to the President and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives in progressively senior legal and policy roles ranging from Counsel for the Committee on Armed Services to Staff Director of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  As an attorney in private practice, Scott specialized in national security matters and white-collar investigations.  Earlier in his career, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  Scott earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University, and an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College. 

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PRIMER: Reforming a Weaponized Security System

Although any meaningful challenge to the bureaucracy is a daunting task, those seeking to reform the personnel security clearance process must be particularly prudent, knowledgeable, and courageous in the face of inevitable criticism.