Scott Friedman is currently Vice President of Government Affairs for Altana, where he is responsible for coordinating Altana’s relationships with U.S. and international government agencies as well as overseeing the company’s legislative and regulatory engagement. He draws on over 10 years of experience in global supply chains as well as economic and cyber security, with roles both inside the government and advising from the private sector. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, and a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
Prior to joining Altana in June 2023, Scott was a Senior Policy Advisor to Ranking Member John Katko on the Committee on Homeland Security, focusing on geopolitical threats, economic competitiveness in the context of national security and cyber issues. He is the former Acting Assistant Secretary for Trade and Economic Security at the Department of Homeland Security, and previously was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Earlier in his career, Scott worked in the private sector for Deloitte as a member of the firm’s supply chain practice, and began his career as an officer in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, serving two tours in Afghanistan. He has a B.A. in International Studies from American University.