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Brian Glackin

Partner & Defense Practice Area Lead

Career Summary

  • SICPA, Senior Vice President
  • Cobham, Vice President- Government Relations
  • DRS Technologies, Vice President- Government Relations, Navy and DHS Programs
  • Deputy Director, Navy Appropriations Matters
  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Legislative Fellow
  • NAS Whidbey Island, VAQ-137, Commanding Officer / Executive Officer

Practice Areas

  • Defense/Technologies and Homeland Security

Contact Information


  • DEA (MA equivalent) University of Paris, Sorbonne (Paris IV)
  • Graduate, French Joint Defense College, Paris, France
  • Graduate, Defense Language Institute, Monterey CA, French Language Studies
  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Georgetown Government Affairs Institute, Congressional Fellowship Program
  • Naval Post-Graduate School Practical Comptrollership Course
  • Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Policy and International Relations (2005-2006)

Brian Glackin is an accomplished government relations executive with a deep understanding of both the Executive and Legislative Branches. He has well developed relationships and comprehensive experience in appropriations and authorizations matters on both sides of Capitol Hill, and within the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

Mr. Glackin’s experience includes the management of a corporate Washington, DC operations office and the direction of diverse federal government relations and business development activities.

He served as Senior Vice President at SICPA Product Security, where he was responsible for corporate development (strategy and M&A), business development and government relations. In this role, he established a Washington, DC presence for SICPA and developed a strategy to launch the company into new federal markets with new products and solutions.

From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Glackin served as Vice President of Government Relations at Cobham PLC, a multi-billion-dollar global defense and aerospace company. There, he and his team were responsible for maintaining effective relations between the company and the Executive and Legislative branches of the US government. He was responsible for the formulation and execution of the company’s executive and legislative branch strategies to support corporate goals and for maintaining senior relationships with Cobham’s industry customers and partners. Prior to Cobham, he was Vice President for Maritime and Homeland Security government relations at DRS Technologies.

Mr. Glackin is a retired Navy Captain who served most of his career aboard various aircraft carriers flying the EA-6B Prowler. His last assignment with the Navy was as the Deputy Director of the Navy Appropriations Matters office, where he was responsible for coordinating the Navy’s budget with Capitol Hill.

Mr. Glackin earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University where he was enrolled in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and his master’s degree from the University of Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV). He also received a diploma from the French Joint Defense University and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI politics and policy program.

He serves on the NDIA Washington Chapter Board of Directors, and the Air Force Association, Nation’s Capitol Chapter Board of Directors. He is also past President of the Washington Industrial Round Table, (2010-2011 legislative year), and was an Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors representative (Cobham) and a board member of the National Aeronautics Association.