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Christopher Mayer
  • Manassas, VA
  • United States

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Profile Information

Organization/Company Name
U.S. Department of Defense
Type of Organization/Company
National Government Military Agency/Department
Current Security Function
HQ Security Director (full-time/multi-project/multi-country/organizational oversight security management function)
Country(s) and/or Region(s) of Responsibility, Expertise, and Interest
Area(s) of Responsibility
Security Management, Business Continuity/Contingency Planning, Business Practices/management, Public Policy
Languages Spoken (separate by commas)
English, German, French
Are you willing to be contacted by INSSA sponsors and partners?
Yes but ONLY for questions about my area of responsibility or expertise.

Christopher Mayer's Blog

Humanitarian Security and the State’s Monopoly of Force

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

I am going to assume that everyone participating in INSSA knows that humanitarian relief organizations and other NGOs operate in regions of the world where their work is desperately needed but not uniformly welcome. Many NGOs operate in regions of the world where one faction or another derives its power from creating insecurity and instability. Humanitarian relief threatens that power base. In other situations, the absence of government authority fosters brigandage. The brigand may not be…


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