Richard Amburgey

Chief Security Officer (CSO), Bureau of Labor Statistics

Richard Amburgey is a Chief Security Officer (CSO), leading, advising, and coordinating security operations, protecting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). After nearly 20 years in security and law enforcement for government agencies, Richard understands the importance of identifying agency protection goals and objectives, ensuring they're consistent with strategic plans. He previously worked as the Chief of Regional Security Operations for FEMA Region V in Chicago, developing and implementing physical security countermeasures that protected FEMA employees, facilities, and assets. He served six honorable years in the US Navy as a Military Police Officer and Special Agent in Charge, commanding 92 dignitary operations. Richard has been featured in Security Magazine, LinkedIn, SDM Magazine, and government publications and white papers. Richard holds an MA in criminology from Valparaiso University, a BA in Criminal Justice from Excelsior College, and is pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Development and Leadership at the University of Arizona.

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