U.S. Government Accountability Office, Homeland Security and Justice
Landis Lindsey began his career as a federal employee with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) – an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO investigates how the federal government, including agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security spends taxpayer dollars. Landis serves as a Senior Analyst and has been involved in GAO’s work on national preparedness issues, which broadly includes emergency management, critical infrastructure protection and resilience, and other security related issues such as biodefense and homeland security research and development since 2001. He has led GAO teams focusing on DHS’s efforts to consolidate its chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives functions as well as critical infrastructure risk assessment activities. He is also closely involved in GAO’s diversity and inclusion efforts where his work helps foster a diverse workforce whose talents and abilities broaden the range of perspectives in and approaches to GAO’s work. Prior to joining GAO, Landis worked in the Mayor’s Office for the City of Jackson, MS. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Alcorn State University. Landis and his wife Toni live in Texas with their two daughters and he works out of GAO’s Dallas Field Office.