Areas of Focus:
Science and Technology for Homeland Security and Defense
Corporate strategic planning
Critical infrastructure risk assessments
Crisis and risk management
Previous Government Experience:
Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security (2014 –2017)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, Department of Defense (2011 – 2014)
Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2002-2007)
At DHS, Dr. Brothers was responsible for a science and technology portfolio that includes basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation with the purpose of helping DHS operational elements and the Nation’s first responders achieve their missions in the most effective, most efficient, and safest manner possible.
At DoD, he was responsible for policy and oversight of the Department’s science and technology programs from basic research through advanced technology development. Dr. Brothers was also responsible for the Department’s laboratories and, as architect of the long-term strategic direction of the Department’s science and technology programs, oversaw scientific advancements necessary for the continued technological superiority of U.S. Armed Forces.
At DARPA, Dr. Brothers developed programs across a variety of technical disciplines including wireless and optical communications, precision navigation and timing, RADAR and LADAR.
Dr. Brothers was also a Technical Director at BAE Systems, a Group Leader at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Assistant Group Leader at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Principal Architect at a successful wireless start-up company.
At Chertoff Group, Dr. Brothers will bring to bear his extensive experience across the Science and Technology Ecosystem (Government, Industry, Non-Profits, National Laboratories and Academia).
Dr. Brothers is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhDEE and CS), Southern Methodist University (MSEE) and Tufts University (BSEE).