Adam Stahl

  • Chief of Staff, Corporate Security
  • Avangrid, USA

Adam is a national security expert with over 10 years of security experience, in both the public and private sectors, working on public policy matters at the intersection of global trade, energy, and geopolitics. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor at U.S. energy company, Avangrid, where he focuses on national security-related policies, regulations, and governance matters tied to the Company’s assets, people, and operations.
Previously, Adam served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY). While at DHS PLCY, Adam led the drafting and policy development of Department-wide strategies, including the development of the first-ever DHS Arctic Strategy and DHS China strategies, respectively. Additionally, he helped support the policy development and implementation of the Biden Administration’s 2021 Supply Chain Executive Order on commodities (EV batteries, semiconductors, etc.) critical to U.S. homeland security and national competitiveness.
Prior to DHS, Adam worked on national security and global energy issues at both the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Adam received his Master’s in Foreign Affairs at University of Oxford, where he assessed the geopolitics of energy and supply-chain weaponization, with Russia and Eastern Europe, as a case study.


  • CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

    Dependencies on the power network

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.