Mr. Rifkin leads programs in transportation safety and brain injury for CUBRC and also serves as Director of Strategic
Planning & Partnerships for the Center for Transportation Injury Research at CUBRC. Mr. Rifkin is on the faculty of the
Department of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the State University of New York at
Buffalo. Mr. Rifkin also serves as Director of Homeland Security programs for General Dynamics Corporation Advanced
Information Services, and is responsible for market development and legislative affairs for the Division.
Previously, Mr. Rifkin served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Veridian Corporation's Engineering Division. As
Director of Technology Deployment in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), he served as Secretary Federico Pena's
senior advisor on research and technology, and helped formulate and implement the Intelligent Transportation Systems
program. Within the Clinton administration, he was responsible for coordinating civilian transportation research and
technology issues and served as Executive Secretary of the President's National Science & Technology Council Subcommittee on
Transportation Research and Development. He developed the vision for the research section of the Clinton Administration's
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1997, which was incorporated into the Transportation Reauthorization (TEA 21) bill signed
into law by President Clinton on June 9, 1998.
Mr. Rifkin has served as a technology transfer consultant to NASA's Space Station program and supported liaison activities
between the program and educational organizations such as the Challenger Centers, the Air and Space Museum and the National
Science Teachers Association. Mr. Rifkin also provided consulting services relating to business, financial and strategic
planning issues regarding the commercial space industry.
Mr. Rifkin was selected for the Presidential Management Internship Program and held positions at the Navy Comptroller's
Office for New Ship Construction, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Intergovernmental Liaison, NASA's Office
of Commercial Space Programs and the NASA Space Station Program's Policy Office.
Mr. Rifkin received a Bachelor's in Political Studies from Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges. He received his
Master's degree in Intergovernmental Management from the University of Southern California.
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