Director - Critical Path Solutions
Mark Dozier brings over twenty-five years of government and private sector experience resulting in specialized knowledge of security programs, antiterrorism measures, emergency management and all-hazards training, exercise design and delivery, and preparedness and continuity planning. He also provides skilled input and program management to infrastructure protection projects, continuity requirements, personnel and physical security projects, and incident management/command. Daily, Mark focuses on developing novel approaches to preparedness, helping Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private sector companies prepare for all-hazards incidents.
Mark is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Critical Path Solutions, Inc., a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. Mr. Dozier administers executive leadership over corporate policies and practices in relation to servicing government and private sector clients. He also provides subject matter capability to senior Department of Homeland Security officials in public safety and emergency response all-hazards programs and activities. Mark was an integral part of assisting several states with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation as a Federal employee. He conducted workshops on the National Response Plan (now the National Response Framework) for State Administrative Agencies (SAA) and State Homeland Security Agencies across the country. Additionally, Mark conducted NIMS awareness programs for private sector companies.
Mark has extensive experience internationally as he has supported clients around the globe with security risk assessments, security policies, and training and exercises. Most recently, he assisted the Abu Dhabi Ports Company with the Security Master Plan for the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), as well as Saudi Aramco in enhancing their offshore security capabilities. In addition to the Middle East, Mark has conducted security planning across Europe and Africa.
While the springboard to Mark’s career was his service as a U.S. Army military policeman, his understanding of preparedness comes from his time as a Federal government civilian. While employed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he oversaw the homeland security programs in twenty-one states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico; which included grant funding, training, and exercises. Mark also delivered numerous homeland security briefings to public and private agencies across the nation while tackling homeland security issues with Congressional delegations both on Capitol Hill and in Member districts.
Notably, Mark completed the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici (NLD) Domestic Preparedness Program in the cities of Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Warren, Michigan and then implemented the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) in New York City, Miami, and the National Capitol Region. He also facilitated the delivery of domestic preparedness training and technical assistance programs, such as the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and the Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) to governor appointed State Administrative Agencies.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and has completed several training and certification courses across the security, emergency response, and preparedness fields.