Alan Steinberg is currently a political consultant, space enthusiast, and social commentary pundit though his blog “Steinberg For Congress.” Alan’s entry into politics began in July 2007 when he became the third person to announce his intentions to run for Texas’ 22nd U.S. Congressional District. In December, Alan withdrew from the race and endorsed Pete Olson, one of the ten candidates seeking the Republican nomination. By January Alan had been asked to help with a half dozen campaigns and is currently focused on state and federal elections in Texas. In addition, Alan has become more involved with his original love, space exploration. Alan currently serves as a National Point of Contact for the United States for the Space Generation Advisory Committee as well as on the Yuri’s Night planning committee for Houston, TX. From 2005 to 2007 Alan served as the Director of Central Operations and as a Senior Researcher for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, a national security group in Washington, DC that applies the intent-centric paradigm to promote research, innovation and education in the fields of information sciences, cognitive studies and global security. Previously Alan worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Continuity and Crisis Management where he researched, wrote and presented on sensitive topics such as Continuity within the Department, Decision making during crisis situations and Best Practices in Crisis Management. His emergency management experience includes serving on Local Emergency Planning Committees in Virginia and Missouri, developing Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans, and he maintains a commission as a Reserve Deputy for the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office. Alan also has experience working with the non-profit group Business Executives for National Security, the National Institute for Public Policy, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, as a university research assistant, as an academic lecturer, and serving as the Interim Director of Wireless World Net, a next generation wireless company.Alan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University, a graduate certificate in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, has completed the FEMA Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Series and earned Master’s of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University. Alan has presented and published work on issues ranging from terrorism to weaponization of space, and was honored as an H.B. Earhart Fellow from 2005-2006, and a CADS Fellow from 2007-2008.