Christiana Briggs, President of Athena Strategic Design Inc., has seventeen years of combined research, analytical and operational experience including support of the initial development of homeland security exercise programs and incident management capabilities. Her expertise includes facilitation, strategic and operational policy and planning, incident management, and exercise design and development support in homeland security, defense, public health, and national security fields.
Christiana Briggs maintains strong relationships with federal interagency and whole community partners and has supported hundreds of exercises over her career with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, and Amtrak.
Christiana Briggs was a member of the National Security Council staff supporting the Transnational Threats Office during the Clinton Administration. Ms. Briggs holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and was a contributor to the book “Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future” (MIT Press 2001).
Staff Assistant, National Security Council, The White House.
Research Assistant, the Stanford/Harvard Preventive Defense Project, Harvard University