Redhorse Corporation welcomes Lani Kass, PhD, a highly distinguished public servant and strategic advisor to our Board of Advisors.
In this role, Dr. Kass will apply her wealth of strategic knowledge and experience in national security strategy to help Redhorse continue to transform the way government interacts with and uses data and technology.
“I help people anticipate and strategically prepare for the future.” Lani says. “My passion is redirecting, rebranding, and repositioning companies to thrive in the ever-evolving security environment.”
Dr. Kass most recently served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Strategic Advisor for CACI International Inc. In this role, Dr. Kass led corporate initiatives and participated in the development of corporate strategies to position CACI for growth and enhance CACI’s presence in the U.S. national security sector.
Prior to joining CACI, Dr. Kass served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was responsible for the high-level assessments and analyses supporting the creation and execution of integrated strategies, programs, and plans essential to America’s security. She received the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award – the highest award granted to U.S. Government civilian employees.
Dr. Kass also served as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force (CSAF), Senior Mentor to USAF Project CHECKMATE, and Director of the Cyber Task Force. She was awarded the prestigious Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service by both the Secretary of the Air Force and CSAF.
Dr. Kass was the first woman to serve as Professor of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College. During her 20-year career at the Nation’s premier institution of professional military education, Dr. Kass educated several generations of senior-most strategic leaders. Her former students currently serve as service chiefs, combatant commanders, defense chiefs in allied capitals, ambassadors, agency directors, and senior intelligence officers.
Dr. Kass authored two books and 30 scholarly articles. She developed, directed, and taught graduate-level courses on a wide variety of national security subjects. She received a joint PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Kaplan School of Economics and Political Science and Columbia University’s School of International Affairs. Dr. Kass received her bachelor’s in Russian Studies, International Affairs and Political Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in International and Public Affairs.