Matthew Devost

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Matthew Devost

Matthew G. Devost is a corporate security expert involved in several private security companies merging military and corporate personnel. He is also a media commentator on terrorism and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, CBS Radio, CBS News, BBC television, NWCN, Australian TV.[1]

Education and Career

Devost holds a B.A. degree from St. Michael's College and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Vermont.[2] He completed his MA in 1995 with the submission of a thesis titled ‘National Security in the Information Age’[3]

Devost is President and CEO of the Terrorism Research Center. He is referred to as a founding director of the Center, which was formed in 1996, suggesting that he has worked there since that date. (although the first reference to Devost being at the Center, was on CNN on 5 January 2000[4]) In the late 1990s Devost was also a Director of Intelligence Analysis for Infrastructure Defense (iDefense)[5] where he led an analytical team identifying infrastructure threats, vulnerabilities and incidents for large corporate and government clients including Microsoft and Citigroup. [6]

As well as heading the Terrorism Research Center, Devost is an Executive Director and co-founder of Technical Defense[7] and the Director of Operations at Security Design International[8]

In February 2007 the Terrorism Research Center was bought up by Erik Prince’s Prince Group and merged with Technical Defense, and Cofer Black's consulting group, the Black Group.[9] Devost was appointed President of the new company Total Intel.


Contact information

Terrorism Research Center, Inc.
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway - PMB 331
Burke, VA 22003
Tel: +1.7036260272


  1. Terrorism Research Center, Personnel/Staff, (accessed 8 May 2008)
  2. Total Intelligence Solutions, Personnel, (accessed 8 May 2008
  3. National Security in the Information Age, A Thesis Presented by Matthew G. Devost to The Faculty of the Graduate College of The University of Vermont In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts, Specializing in Political Science, May, 1995. etrieved from the Internet Archive, November 2006.
  4. As We Begin New Century, Pentagon Prepares for War of Future CNN 5 January 2000; Wednesday 8:28 pm Eastern Time
  5. Intelligence Newsletter, ‘INFOWAR - 3rd Annual Conference in London’, 14 January 1999
  6. Profile from Georgia Tech Research Institute (accessed 9 May 2008)
  7. Total Intelligence Solutions, Personnel, (accessed 8 May 2008
  8. Profile from Georgia Tech Research Institute (accessed 9 May 2008)
  9. Dana Hedgpeth, ‘Blackwater's Owner Has Spies for Hire’, Washington Post, 3 November 2007