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This page was created and maintained by veterans within the Commonwealth of Virginia. This one-stop media outlet provides a plethora of articles from numerous media sources at the local, state and national level. Our mission is to provide an easy to navigate, quick source of information to save time for those who strive to better our great state.

Administrators

Adam J. Smith, Defense Research Analyst

Adam Smith first became associated with the Governor’s Office in November 2010 as a Military Intern, recruited from Virginia Commonwealth University to provide administrative support and staffing for the Governor’s Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. Prior to this, Adam served in the United States Marine Corps, providing embassy security for the U.S. Embassies in Algeria, Ireland and Nepal as a Marine Security Guard. Adam also spent time stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Camp LeJeune, North Carolina providing logistical support. Adam, a native of Frederick County, Virginia, is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Adam graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in History. Adam maintains the military and veterans portion of this website.

J. Michael Landefeld, Critical Infrastructure Protection Coordinator

Mike Landefeld is currently the Critical Infrastructure Protection Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving in the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security. Mike is responsible for analyzing and developing policies for the protection of CI/KR within Virginia, representing Virginia in critical infrastructure protection efforts in the National Capital Region, serves as the Deputy PCII Officer for Virginia, and acts as a liaison between the Department of Homeland Security, Virginia, and its localities. Mike first began working for the McDonnell administration as a Military Intern providing administrative support and staffing for the Governor’s Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. Prior to working in Governor McDonnell’s administration Mike served nine years in the Army National Guard, deploying twice in support of Operation Noble Eagle.  Mike is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs with a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, a secondary major of Political Science, and a minor in Religious Studies. Mike maintains the homeland security portion of this website.

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