Jack Thomas Tomarchio is a principal with the Agoge Group, LLC, an international strategic advisory firm based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He advises companies, law firms, financial services firms, federal government contractors and government agencies on trends and changes in geopolitical markets and issues affecting international security. He also advises clients on business processes for technology companies, many of them in the defense, homeland security, cyber security, and intelligence fields. He is also an active entrepreneur in early and mezzanine stage companies. In 2005 Mr. Tomarchio was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis. In 2007 he was promoted to Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Operations. In his work at the Department of Homeland Security, he was the primary senior official in charge of the Intelligence Directorate’s partnership with state and local governments to build a domestic intelligence-sharing network. He also worked with other components of the federal intelligence community. Tomarchio left the Department in late 2018 to return to the private sector.
Mr. Tomarchio was a former partner at the national law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C. where he was co-chair of the firm’s government relations department and national security law group. He also served as co-chair of the firm’s Cyber Security Practice Group. Before joining Buchanan, Mr. Tomarchio was a founding partner of Hill Solutions, LLC and Homeland Solutions, LLC. Hill Solutions was a government affairs firm. Homeland Solutions specialized in consulting state and local governments on homeland security and intelligence issues and was instrumental in helping several states and cities establish intelligence fusion centers. From 1993-2005 he also served as general counsel to Aloe Investment Corporation, a venture capital firm.
Mr. Tomarchio holds a Bachelor of Arts in History cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University, a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School, a Masters of Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
He began his career as a judge advocate and paratrooper in the Army’s 82d Airborne Division, serving in the Grenada invasion and later as counsel to the Multi-National Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai, Egypt. He also served as detailed defense counsel to an Army Special Missions Unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Returning to civilian life, Mr. Tomarchio became a litigator for two national law firms. He was recalled to active duty for the Persian Gulf War, deploying to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Returning to the United States, he was detailed to the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft the Standing Rules of Engagement for UN Peacekeepers operating under Chapters VI and VII of the UN Charter. Subsequent to that assignment, he was selected for battalion command. Following this command tour, he was chosen to command the 153rd Legal Support Organization. Staff assignments included Senior Legal Advisor, US Special Operations Command; Staff Judge Advocate for the Military Intelligence Readiness Command and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict in the Pentagon.
He was a member of Mitt Romney’s national security team where he co-authored the candidate’s positon on counter terrorism and homeland security. He is a frequent television commentator, writer and speaker on national security issues. He has testified before both houses of Congress on homeland security and intelligence matters. Mr. Tomarchio has served on five corporate boards as an outside independent director and has experience in financial and operational oversight of senior management.
He was an adjunct professor at the Fels Center of Government of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-2005 and an adjunct lecturer at the United States Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.
He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and as a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and as a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. In 2016 he was asked by US Cyber Command to join commission at the United States Army War College to study Department of Defense responses to cyber attacks. Mr. Tomarchio is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at the Pennsylvania State University and sits on the Board of Advisors of the Drexel University Cyber Security Institute. He currently holds active federal security clearances.