Esteemed Speaker

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins is the CEO of Higgins Technology Group, LLC as well as the Vice President for Intelligence and National Security of RED, Inc. Rich manages numerous strategic and operational technical development programs as well as the resourcing and oversight of various special warfare capabilities. He is also a Senior Fellow with various non-profit entities including Unconstrained Analytics and Americans for Intelligence Reform. 

Rich is the former Director of Strategic Planning for the National Security Council. Rich is an recognized international expert on the nexus between theological doctrines and information age unconventional warfare and has spent 20 years combating terrorism. 

From 2011 to 2013, Rich managed a classified project for Special Operations Command (SOCOM).  From 2010 to 2011, he served as the Chair of Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict at the National Defense University. In 2004, Rich formed the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Irregular Warfare Support (IWS) program office and served as the organization’s first Program Manager until June 2010.  

Rich has advised the White House, Congress, and Foreign Governments on strategy, technology, and terrorism related matters. He is a former Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute. 

A US Army Veteran, Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University as well as a Masters Degree in Strategic Security from the National War College.  He resides in Washington, DC.