Former DHS official becomes board chairman for Halo

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Jay Cohen, Rear Admiral USN (ret), has joined Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), as chairman of the board, said the company’s chief executive officer Paul Jensen.

Cohen is the Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for DHS research, development, test and evaluation. He was sworn to that position on August 10, 2006 — the day of the British Airways liquid explosive plot in England. Since leaving government, Cohen is now a principal in The Chertoff Group and serves on numerous corporate boards, according to Halo.

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