Todd VanCantfort retired from DHS in August 2018 after dedicating almost 40 years in public service at all levels of government. He joined DHS not long after it was established and served in several Senior and executive level positions including; Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) to the Aviation Domain Intelligence and Information Analytic Cell (ADIAC), Director for the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) and the DHS Federal Liaison and Facilitator for the Criminal Intelligence Enterprise (CIE). Prior to these positions, he served as the Senior Advisor and Director of Inter-agency Coordination for the DHS Coordinator of Counter-terrorism; Deputy Director of the Current Intelligence Division of DHS I&A; and Director of the Inter-agency Threat Assessment Coordination Group (ITACG), a joint office of the FBI, DHS and the ODNI.
Before his work in the National Intelligence arena, he served as the Director of the Counter-terrorism and Sensitive Programs within HQDHS OPS. In this role, he was responsible for the coordination and deconfliction of all aspects of the Department’s CT and National Security missions.
Todd also served as a Senior Counter-terrorism Policy Analyst as part of the establishment of the DHS Office of Policy, and as a Senior Preparedness Officer dedicated to supporting the grant applications, process, approvals and reporting/compliance for DHS State and local disaster preparedness and response programs for several Midwestern states and as the primary representative for all Tribal Nations in the Office of Domestic Preparedness. He also supported Crime Stoppers USA and several other non-profit organizations over the years as a senior advisor and program management consultant.
Todd has also served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Special Agent with the Air Force office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) in 2004 with 23 years of combined active duty and reserve and civilian service. He separated from the active duty Air Force in 1992 and became a Police Officer in Houston, Texas ultimately holding an advanced Peace Officers accreditation and working as a Homicide Investigator until his recall to active duty following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the homeland.
During his recall to active duty, Todd served as the Superintendent in the AFOSI Detachment assigned to establish a law enforcement and intelligence fusion capacity for the First Air Force which continues today under the control of the US Northern Command. He also served as the Special Agent in Charge of AFOSI Detachment 260, deployed to Jacobabad, Pakistan and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal for his Force Protection, counter-terrorism and Counter-intelligence operations during the period he was recalled to active duty.