ROSEMONT, Pa., Feb. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosemont College is pleased to announce the launch of a new master’s degree in Homeland Security with a lecture on “Politics, Hacking, and the New Russia” by Jack Thomas Tomarchio on Wednesday, February 22nd in the College’s Rotwitt Theater.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Jack Thomas Tomarchio was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005 to be the first 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 closely with other components of the federal intelligence community. He left the department in late 2008 to return to the private sector.

Mr. Tomarchio is currently 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 organizations on trends and changes in geopolitical markets and issues effecting 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 and has been involved in numerous early and mezzanine stage companies as an investor and a principal.

His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will explore the timely topic of how Russia’s influence in the political and cyber spheres impacts our nation and our world today.

“One only needs to look at headlines in the media around the world to know that this subject is on the minds of so many today. I’m pleased that Rosemont College is addressing this topic through this lecture, but also through the establishment of a new master’s degree in Homeland Security. Our world needs educated leaders in this field now more than ever before.” said Mr. Tomarchio when asked about his lecture at Rosemont College.

Mr. Tomarchio is speaking as a guest of Rosemont College’s newly launched Homeland Security Program. The master’s degree program, which begins in March 2017 and was developed in partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security- University Agency Partnership Initiative, provides a unique graduate level learning experience that prepares students to analyze, mitigate, and manage the complex issues related to natural and human-made disasters including disaster response, emergency management, public health issues, cyber security, the psychology of terrorism, and the role of law enforcement and the military in protecting the general population. The program examines these topics through the lens of the Cornelian educational experience with modern Catholic social justice and civil liberties teaching, advocating for the dignity of each human being, pursuit of the common good, protection of the poor and the marginalized, and care for God’s creation.

An information session for the Homeland Security Program will be held prior to the lecture from 6:00 – 6:30 pm in Rotwitt Theater. 

To register for the February 22nd lecture by Jack Thomas Tomarchio on “Politics, Hacking, and the New Russia” or the information session, please visit:

****Please note that in the event of inclement weather, Mr. Tomarchio’s lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 pm in Rotwitt Theater. If the lecture is changed to February 28th, registered guests will be notified by email and the date change will be posted on

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