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Kyle Burke Pfeiffer

Director, National Preparedness Analytics Center


Kyle is the Director of the National Preparedness Analytics Center within the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He leads a multidisciplinary team of national and homeland security professionals conducting applied research to strengthen the security and resilience of people, assets, and systems to an array of global threats and hazards.

Kyle leads Argonne’s support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and manages the Laboratory’s relationship with the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. He also supports work with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

Kyle maintains a joint appointment with Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems where he conducts research on the resilience of food, energy, and water systems.  

Prior to joining Argonne, Kyle spent several years as an emergency management consultant—most recently as part of the Justice and Homeland Security team at Booz Allen Hamilton. He also spent four years as an Emergency Medical Technician in Maine working for hospital-based, university-based, and private ambulance services.

Kyle has a BA in Political Science, a MA in Emergency and Disaster Management, a Master of Criminal Justice, and is completing a MS in Energy Law and Regulation. He is also a certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).