Francis Landolf is a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Regents.  He currently serves as a Principal with Core Consulting, LLC.

Mr. Landolf created Core Consulting to match private sector solutions with public sector problems by applying innovation from small, sometimes obscure companies. He is an advisor to a number of small innovative product companies that are addresssing, or have the potential to address, both Government and commercial applications. Mr. Landolf  has performed coaching and leadership development for both private and public sector executives and teams. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and serves on the National Security Agency Advisory Board. He is an advisory board member of the Cyber Incubator at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Mission Link.

Before his most recent career as a “matchmaker,” Mr. Landolf led public sector organizations responsible for delivering time-critical services essential for informed military and national- level decisions for the National Security Agency. The organizations he created and led performed analysis of signals, communications systems and computer networks.  They also developed and deployed the processing solutions that transformed network and communications data into a form that could be used by intelligence analysts.  In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award by the National Security Agency in 2005, and received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2004.

Mr. Landolf holds a BA from the State University of New York, an MS from Clarkson University and an MA from the University of Kentucky, all in Mathematics. He completed an executive leadership program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and is a graduate of the National Security Leadership Course, a partnership between the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


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