BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Sumeet Suri is the CEO and Co-Founder of VigiComm, Inc.
Mr. Suri has several years of engineering and product development experience working with leading Fortune 100 companies in areas of telecommunications and wireless/satellite communication. His areas of expertise are semiconductor processes, hardware design, systems, product design verification and integration. Sumeet´s leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial qualities were instrumental in starting InstaSol LLC, which is involved in business development and marketing of security and defense products to Indian Defense.
Mr. Suri received his master´s degree in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and master´s degree in Mathematics along with bachelor´s degree from Birla Institute of Science & Technology, India.
Kenneth T. McCabe
Kenneth T. McCabe retired as the FBI Special Agent in Charge of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and Adjunct Professor at Point Park University. Mr. McCabe has over 30 years experience in crisis management, strategic planning, development, and tactical leadership of comprehensive operations worldwide.
Mr. McCabe served as the Chief of the FBI Laboratory´s Scientific and Technical Response to a crisis, major investigations, and WMD incidents worldwide while assigned to the FBI Laboratory. Mr. McCabe was the National Program Manager for the FBI´s Evidence Response Program, the Hazardous Material Response Program, the Bomb Response Program (which included the Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville Alabama) and the Crisis Response Program. He directed the FBI´s scientific and technical response to the USS Cole; the 9/11 terrorists attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; the Pentagon; and the World Trade Center. He directed the FBI´s collection of Anthrax in New York and Florida.
Mr. McCabe during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City was an on scene commander for the FBI. He was responsible for establishing response plans to crime scenes, HAZMAT scenes, bomb threats, and establishing secure communication between the venue sites. Mr. McCabe was assigned to a Special White House Working Group addressing WMD matters while assigned to the FBI LAB.
Mr. McCabe was the Crisis Management and SWAT Coordinator for FBI Miami. He created strategic plans for major events and crisis situations, and managed the response to these crises. He was responsible for the overall management of numerous command structures addressing hijackings, kidnappings, hostage taking, Special Events and Criminal Investigations.
Mr. McCabe was born in Corona, California, and is a native of New York. Upon graduation from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a BA in Political Science, he served over eight years in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine Corps Officer, he was responsible for the planning and execution of the evacuation of American Citizens and over 6,000 individuals from Beirut, Lebanon.
Joseph C. Peters
Mr. Peters served as the White House Drug Policy Office´s Acting Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs, which included supervisions of the nation´s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. In that capacity Mr. Peters served as the Drug Czar´s Liaison to the White House Office of Homeland Security, and Governor Tom Ridge. In addition to overseeing the country´s 26 HIDTA´s, Mr. Peters represented the White House with police, prosecutors, governors, mayors and many non-governmental organizations. Mr. Peters was involved regularly with numerous judicial, correctional, academic, prevention and treatment efforts.
As a Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Peters´ accomplishments include the convictions of Philadelphia Mob Boss "Little Nicky" Scarfo, his underboss and 16 mob soldiers in Philadelphia. This trial, conducted by Mr. Peters and four other Federal Prosecutors, resulted in one of the most significant Mafia family convictions in United States history. As a result, Mr. Peters received the United States Department of Justice´s John Marshall Award. The Associated Press called Joseph Peters and his fellow prosecutors the "Modern Day Untouchables."
Mr. Peters has participated in a joint Harvard/MIT program, and presented at Yale University´s Political Union. Mr. Peters has also lectured to law enforcement officials from Canada and Indonesia, and has trained military and civilian personnel in Panama.
Mr. Peters, prior to graduation from King´s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, began his law enforcement career as a police officer in the City of Scranton, in uniform and undercover assignments. He returned to school to pursue a law degree, which he obtained from the Dickinson School of Law, in 1983. Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Peters began his career as a prosecutor with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in 1983, later serving a Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Organized Crime Section; and in 1989 was named the first Executive Deputy Attorney General of the newly created Drug Law Division. In that capacity, Mr. Peters oversaw the activities of 56 operational drug task forces throughout Pennsylvania, involving approximately 760 local police departments with 4,500 law enforcement officers participating.
General Ralph Pasini (US Air Force, Retired.)
Brigadier General Ralph Pasini served in the United States Air Force with 29 years of experience, including three joint tours of duty with other services and allied nations. He commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, and in his final assignment was the Deputy Director of J-7, Joint Staff, Pentagon, where he was responsible for conventional war plans, interoperability, and transformation.
He has headed various organizations including the Rapid Reaction Force Air Staff in NATO, and was the Commander of the Fifth Heavy Bombardment Wing (B-52H), Minot AFB, ND. He hosted the first ever Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) inspection in the United States by the nations of Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, a major post Cold War event. He also served as a Senior Controller in the Strategic Air Commands deep underground bunker, responsible for survival launch of American military forces under attack.
He has received numerous military and civilian awards, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the John P. Murtha Center for Homeland Security at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was given the Honorary West Virginia Citizen Award by the Governor of West Virginia in 1999.
Mr. Pasini is a graduate of West Virginia University, and received his Master´s Degree from Southern Illinois University. He completed Senior Government Executive courses at Harvard´s John F. Kennedy School of Government and at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He completed the Squadron OfficerSchool, Air Command and Staff College, the Air War College, and the Combined Air Warfare School while on active duty.