* Director of Legislative Affairs ​

Department of Homeland Security, Science & technology Directorate 

“From my Senate confirmation hearings, through two years of re-inventing the Dept of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (which was described by the Congress in 2006 as a "rudderless ship with no one at the helm" and in danger of the Congress rescinding $200M in FY 07), Chuck Brooks as Director of Legislative Affairs at DHS was INVALUABLE to me, the DHS S&T Directorate, DHS, the Nation AND Congress in making the "reformation" of DHS S&T a complete success. His Hill/DC acumen, insight, reliability, ability to develop highly effective congressional interaction/communications is WITHOUT PEER in my nearly 16 years dealing with senior executive branch officials, industry, academia and the Congress. He has my strongest recommendation for executive positions of high responsibility in government relations/ business development. Hon. Jay M Cohen (Rear Admiral, US Navy, ret.)” March 30, 2009


Admiral Jay Cohen    Former Under Secretary for Science & Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
 * Vice President, Government Affairs

SRA International Inc. 

 
“As CIO at SRA, I had the opportunity to work with Chuck as part of the corporate executive team. Chuck has an exceptional knowledge of legislative issues and was able to provide the team with concise analytical insights. In addition, he has great contacts within the government and is a real team player.” February 17, 2011

Frank Kist,                  Former Chief Information Officer, SRA International, Inc.
                                     Worked with Chuck at SRA International Inc. 

 “I worked with Chuck as General Counsel of SRA International. Chuck is first and foremost a person of deep integrity; he is cooperative, resourceful, well-connected and dedicated to his craft. I greatly enjoy having him as my colleague.” March 23, 2009
Mark Schultz Esq.,   Former Senior VP, General Counsel and Corp Secretary, SRA International
worked with Chuck at SRA International Inc. 

“Chuck is a politically savvy, hardworking and focused advocate. A real professional.” March 23, 2009


Stan Soloway,          President, Professional Services Council

“I worked with Chuck for several years and found him extremely professional and excellent at his work. He would be a great asset to any company in need of government affairs advice and counseling 

Paul McNeill,             Director, Homeland Security Programs, Boeing

“Chuck was easily the best legislative affairs officer I've ever worked with in the Federal government. He not only ran interference with the Hill for us, but his preparation whenever I had to testify before a Congressional committee was always complete; I was never surprised.” March 18, 2009

Dr. David Boyd,        Director, Command Control & Interoperability, Department of Homeland Security
“Chuck is very knowledgeable in government affairs, the military and security sector and is a diligent executive who is great to work with. 
While at the US Army's Picatinny Arsenal/ARDEC as well as with CVP, my team worked closely with Chuck in vetting technologies and services with applications for homeland security and defense. He has an acumen for technology issues, strong knowledge of investment banking/due diligence processes, and really knows his way around government bureaucracies. 
He is a collaborator who is committed to building great relationship and producing results and I most highly recommend him.” April 22, 2009


Timothy Teen,         President & CEO, InSitech, Inc.
* Adjunct Faculty

The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) 

 “Chuck did an outstanding job of developing and teaching a course, "Congress and the Department of Homeland Security", for Johns Hopkins University's Homeland Security Graduate Certificate program. The course was lauded by students, receiving very high marks every time it was offered.” April 20, 2010


Thomas Mahnken  Visiting Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.

 
* Senior Legislative Aide 

Senator Arlen Specter 

“I have known Chuck Brooks for twenty-five years both on and off Capitol Hill. I always have found him to be honest, reliable, loyal and professional in all his undertakings. I first got to know Chuck when he was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Arlen Specter. I was then a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and worked closely with Chuck in the pursuit of legislative initiatives intended to bolster U.S. military readiness, strengthen overseas alliances, and combat terrorism. Chuck not only has substantive expertise on the critical issues relating to military preparedness (particularly on Strategic Defense and Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict), but he also had strong relationships to key decision makers. He was exceptionally professional in his work ethic and a reliable partner during the years we served together in the Senate. We have stayed friends over the years. Chuck is a strong advocate for those he represents and is effective as a coalition builder. Without reservation, I would highly recommend Chuck Brooks for a position of senior management in the fields of national security, homeland security or the business arena. His breadth of knowledge, contacts both inside and outside of government and extensive corporate experience would be a prized asset for any future employer.” November 10, 2009


Rand Fishbein    Professional Staff Member (Majority), U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee
* President

Brooks Consulting

 “I had the pleasure of working with Chuck when our company, Brightpoint Inc., needed assistance in opening doors in Washington, D.C. with the government. Chuck is highly regarded and well known in this tight knit community. Chuck also assisted us with certain international opportunities that were of strategic value to our success. We hired Chuck when we were a relatively small, but high growth company; Brightpoint was recently included in the Fortune 500. Chuck is a team player and I would give him my highest recommendation.” May 19, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity 


Steve Fivel,        Former Executive Vice President, BrightPoint Inc.

“Chuck is an outstanding and brilliant consultant. He has a network of trusted associates that he can bring to bear on many problems. He is trustworthy and very good to work with.” February 10, 2010


Bart Fisher,       Managing Partner, Law Office of Bart S. Fisher

 “I have known Chuck for over 30 years and worked with him on numerous occasions. He brings a wealth of experience to bear on projects. His high standing and numerous associations have made a big difference in navigating quickly and successfully to good outcomes.” March 17, 2009

Top qualities:   Great Results, Personable, High Integrity 


Rob Wynne, Esq., Partner Faegre Baker Daniels
* Senior Director (Strategic Partnerships)

Keane Inc.

“"I have known and worked closely with Chuck since the 1990s in a variety of IT and related projects. He assisted me in designing a strategy for promoting U.S./India relations with USINPAC, a political advocacy organization for Indian Americans. I have also worked with Chuck at Keane on promoting American companies to compete in India's homeland security market. Most importantly, Chuck is a terrific loyal friend, and has one of the best Rolodex of government and corporate contacts of anyone I have met inside the beltway. I recommend him at the highest possible level."” March 29, 2011


Sanjay Puri        Chairman, USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee)

“I worked with Chuck in the area of business development while he was at Keane Inc. He is well connected at DHS, DOD, and other federal agencies. More importantly however, he is a true professional to work with, and is very well versed in the fields of: national security, information technology, as well as very current on upcoming technologies in those arenas. It is my pleasure to recommend Chuck!” January 19, 2011


Courtney (Banks) Spaeth, CEO, Nat'l Security Associates Worldwide LLC

"While VP of Federal Sales at Keane, I recruited, supervised and worked closely with Chuck Brooks. The depth and breadth of Chuck's relationships with senior executives and leadership in government and industry impressed me from the beginning. More importantly, Chuck was able to leverage these relationships to assist us in developing industry partnerships and new business leads. As part of this, Chuck successfully developed an "Industry Partnership" program from scratch. Chuck is a dedicated professional who is a pleasure to work with; and, he has deep experience and knowledge in defense, homeland security, foreign affairs, and technology related issues. He also excels in government relations and business development and performed these duties exceptionally for Keane. I highly recommend Chuck.” February 11, 2010


Greg Boehmer    former Vice President Federal Sales, Keane