Michael A. Brown (2015-16)
Michael A. Brown is serving as the 2015-2016 DHS Fellow, joining RAND from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Michael joined TSA in 2007 and has served in several collaborative roles with industry, interagency, international, intelligence, and law enforcement partners, as branch chief for the Air Domain Intelligence-Integration & Analysis Center pilot, TSA Representative and dual hat Attaché for DHS at U.S. Embassy Singapore, liaison officer, regional desk officer, inspector, and analyst. Before joining the federal government, Michael worked in the consulting industry, as well as state and city government, and began his professional career as a financial management officer with MBNA America Bank.
Michael is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security Master's Program, and also holds an M.P.A. from Rutgers University and a B.B.A. from George Washington University. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Intelligence & National Security Alliance John W. Warner Homeland Security Award, which recognizes the performance of first responders and domestic government employees. Michael's areas of interest and research include counterterrorism, homeland security, strategic partnerships and security cooperation, international diplomacy, prisoner reentry, information sharing, information operations, and countering violent extremism. He is based in RAND's Washington office.