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Daniel Cassidy

U.S. Department of Defense & U.S. Army


Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Daniel Cassidy is a major in the U.S. Army and a consultant for the Department of Defense, providing analytical and investigative support to homeland security investigations at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His portfolio encompasses the enhancement of export controls, countering sanctions evasion, and combating illicit revenue-generating activities across various federal government departments and agencies. Within DHS, Daniel plays a pivotal role in advising and facilitating efforts aimed at disrupting Iranian and Russian oil transfer activities while emphasizing the significance of these endeavors for bipartisan lawmakers. As a reservist, Daniel is currently assigned to U.S. Special Operations Central, Directorate of Intelligence, building on his prior experience advising the Commanders of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe and Africa on economic security implications for operational planning. Daniel holds a B.A. in political science from Villanova University, with specialized concentrations in international relations and Middle Eastern studies. He maintains several professional certifications in blockchain analytics and anti-money laundering. 

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