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Micheal A. Brown

Michael A. Brown

Senior Advisor
Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)

  • 32-year career in the United States Navy as a Cryptologist/Information Warfare Officer, leading strategy, policy and operations for Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
  • Led the Navy’s strategy and policy for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Operations (IO). Developed and executed Navy’s strategy for cyber operations and development of the Navy’s program of record for cyber operations while serving as the Director, Information Operations (Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)), Deputy Director for Cryptology (CNO) and Special Assistant for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Operations (IO) (Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command).
  • While serving as the Director, Cybersecurity Coordination, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senior DHS Senior Cybersecurity Representative to United States Cyber Command, he was responsible for interdepartmental coordination in strategic planning for the Nation’s cybersecurity, mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of current operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense (DOD). This included coordinating efforts among various DHS and DOD offices, including the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command and for identifying and synchronizing cybersecurity technical solutions among departments. In addition, he also functioned as senior policy advisor on strategy and execution to DHS, DOD, the interagency and White House National Security Staff.
  • As the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)), Department of Homeland Security/Assistant Deputy Director, Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force, Office of the Director of National Intelligence/Acting Assistant Secretary (CS&C), he led the development of DHS’ cybersecurity mission under the Bush Administration’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) and the Obama Administration’s Cyberspace Policy Review (CPR.) He established and built the operational organizations, workforce, and acquisition programs for DHS’ cybersecurity mission. Finally, he was the DHS representative for national policy, strategy development and execution under both administrations and led DHS’ National Communications System and Office of Emergency Communications.
  • Since retiring from active duty, he has been active in the private sector in a variety of executive roles in technology and cybersecurity. In addition, he has consulted on identifying, understanding, and mitigating cybersecurity risks.