Mr. Robert Tuohy is the former Chief Operating Officer of ATI. Before his move to ATI, Mr. Tuohy served as corporate Vice President at ATI’s parent company ANSER where he was responsible for efforts to expand ANSER’s impact across the government in support of the corporation’s public service charter. He supervised the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and business development strategies.
Bob previously served as Vice President and Deputy Director of ANSER’s Homeland Security Group where he supervised the day-to-day work of as many as 180 analysts focused on addressing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most complex issues through the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by ANSER on behalf of DHS. He is a recognized expert in homeland security policy and the operations of DHS.
As part of his 45 years of experience in both the government and private sectors, Bob was one of the first advisors to the embryonic DHS, and started the homeland security practice at Hicks and Associates, Inc. During that time, he conducted the first comprehensive capability gap analysis of the nation’s emergency response to catastrophes and did a similar study of border security needs. The results of both studies became the foundation of DHS’s early science and technology investments.
Prior to joining Hicks & Associates, Mr. Tuohy completed a 27-year career at the Department of Defense (DoD) as the Senior Executive Service Director of Science and Technology Plans & Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While at DoD, he designed and implemented the first capabilities-based technology planning system and developed the process by which DoD evaluates its science and technology programs.
Mr. Tuohy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied behavioral sciences from the National Louis University and a Master of Science degree in science and technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute.
Since his retirement in February 2019, Bob has been traveling around the country educating and advocating for the collaborative research and development models pioneered by ATI.