David Kelly

David Kelly

Deputy Director, Security Management Group

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

David Kelly serves as the deputy director of the Security Management Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role he is responsible for physical security, personnel security and credential operations. Kelly has been a member of the ISC Best Practices Subcommittee since May 2019. He has served in escalating levels of leadership and staff positions in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps just prior to his employment at CMS.

Kelly holds an undergraduate degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree from Central Michigan University in general administration.


Protecting Public Buildings Against Violent Civil Unrest

Wednesday, April 28th

Increased domestic tensions, targeted violence and disinformation have made public buildings more frequent targets of violent civil unrest. Understanding the current threat environment with its evolving tactics is critical for risk management and preparedness efforts. Lessons learned and best practices from real-world incidents by those who have firsthand experience are invaluable.

In this session, Daryle Hernandez, chief of the Interagency Security Committee, will moderate a panel of senior security professionals and practitioners who will share perspectives on the contemporary threat and how to prepare for and respond to it based on their recent experience confronting these incidents. Their knowledge and lessons learned may be applied to federal buildings, state, municipal and private-sector buildings accessible to the public.