MSAW 2019 is proud to announce that the Italian Undersecretary of State for Defense Hon. Angelo Tofalo will participate to the workshop and provide a keynote speech related to defense and security perspectives in the maritime domain. 

 Hon. Angelo Tofalo

Hon. Angelo Tofalo is the Italian Undersecretary of State for Defense in the government led by the President of the Council of Ministers, Hon. Giuseppe Conte.

He is a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 2013, when he was elected (XVII Legislature) as the top candidate of the Campania Region 2 Constituency (20th Constituency). He was re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies as top candidate in the constituency of Salerno in 2018.

Within the Chamber of Deputies, he is a member of the VIII Committee Environment, Land and Public Works since May 7, 2013, and member of the IV Committee Defense since November 8, 2013. 

Since June 5, 2013 he is also a member of COPASIR, the Parliamentary Committee for the Intelligence and SecurityServices and for State Secret Control, which is a body of the Italian Parliament deputed to survey and oversee the activities of the Italian intelligence agencies.

Prior to his political career, Hon. Angelo Tofalo graduated as civil engineer from the University of Salerno in 2003, and then received his MSc in Geotechnics and Hydraulic Engineering from the same university. In 2016, he received a MSc in Intelligence and Security from Rome Link Campus University.

He is a member of the Board of Engineers, Province of Salerno, and registered at the Court of Salerno as consultant and expert witness for civilian and criminal cases. He has been working for 5 years in the field of strategic work design, specifically for telecommunication, security and video surveillance systems on projects requiring the security clearance. He also contributed at the design of the European standard TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) Italia. He is co-founder of “Intelligence Collettiva”, a project aimed at deepening and disseminating a comprehensive culture of security, which is a platform that gathers together contributions from scholars, technical experts, researchers, and intelligence professionals