Burley is an award-winning security expert with thirty years of experience in strategic planning, program development/evaluation, and analysis. Before retiring from the U.S. Department of State, he served as the Assistant Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, directing all security programs and policies protecting the Department of State’s international missions, personnel, and information. Prior State Department positions include Assistant Inspector General for Security and Intelligence Oversight; Director, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance; and Senior Department of State Representative to the National Commission on Terrorism. Burley holds an M.B.A. in Public Administration/Public Financial Management from George Mason University, VA and a B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University, LA. Through out his career, Burley received many awards for performance and merit, among them is the prestigious U.S. Department of State, Secretary’s Career Achievement Award.