Management team

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Steve Cash - President

Deck Prism LLC was founded in 2008 by Steven Cash, who has broad government experience at the federal and state level in both the executive and legislative branches. Mr. Cash was Chief Counsel and Staff Director (Minority) to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, and Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Director of Intelligence, Department of Energy; as Staff Director to the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Homeland Security; and as a Professional Staff Member and Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Cash was deeply involved in much of the legislation developed after the 9/11 attacks, including the USA-Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security Act, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which created the position of Director of National Intelligence.

Mr. Cash also served as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, first as an Assistant General Counsel, and then with the Directorate of Operations.  He is the recipient of the Agency’s Intelligence Medal of Merit, Balkans Service Medallion, and a number of Exceptional Performance Awards.

Before joining federal service, Mr. Cash served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureauand Trial Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. There he investigated and tried numerous cases, ranging from violent crime to industry corruption. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cash was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa in the Southern District of New York.

Before forming Deck Prism, Mr. Cash was a Principal and Counsel at PRTM Management Consultants, focusing on consulting with government clients involved in national security and law enforcement issues.  He was, until 2008, a Partner with a law firm then known as Harris, Cutler, Cash & Houghteling, LLP. 

Mr. Cash is a graduate of Vassar College and Yale Law School, and is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.  He serves as co-chair of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Committee on National Security Law & Policy, a member of the Board of Advisors to George Mason University’s National Security Law Journal, and is the co-Vice Chairman of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Biological Sciences Experts Group.

Emanuel Dash - CEO

Emanuel Dash has been supporting national security activities as a contractor for over a decade, serving in such roles as a training specialist, a Targeter, a Senior Intelligence Analyst, and a Program Manager for the FBI, the Department of Energy, and the private sector. Mr. Dash has extensive experience in building and organically expanding programs on behalf of his clients. Mr. Dash became CEO of Deck Prism in 2017. 


Mr. Dash graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from the George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs with degrees in International Relations and History.   

Daniel Kiryelejza -
Vice President

Daniel Kiryelejza is the Vice President of Deck Prism. Mr. Kiryelejza was a senior CIA Operations Officer and Manager with over 30 years experience when he retired from Federal service at the end of 2014.  His decorations during his time at CIA include the Intelligence Medal of Merit, The Donovan Award, the Balkans Medallion and the Career Commendation Medal.  During his time in the U.S. Government he spent almost 16 years overseas gaining expertise in HUMINT and Technical clandestine operations.  Mr. Kiryelejza served principally in all parts of Europe, the Mediterranean and Aegean areas, North Africa and Southwest Asia.  He is well versed in the skills of source debriefing, intelligence reporting, and operating successfully in demanding operational environments.  Mr. Kiryelejza also has substantial experience in the disciplines of Counterintelligence/threat assessment and Counterproliferation.  At CIA and now as a partner in Deck Prism LLC, he leverages his past experience and skillsets in formulating tailored and programmatic solutions to meet task/mission goals across organizational boundaries.  Mr. Kiryelejza speaks working-level Turkish and fluent Italian.


He is a 1983 graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations."