Vice President of Federal Business, RSARear Admiral Michael A. Brown serves as director, Cybersecurity Coordination (DCC) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this position, he is responsible for increasing interdepartmental collaboration 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. He is also assigned as the DHS senior cybersecurity representative to the United States Cyber Command. Brown previously served as the DHS deputy assistant secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications and as assistant deputy director Joint Interagency Task Force, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Brown has assisted and led the Navy’s efforts and development in Information Operations (IO) and cyberspace. Prior to his assignment to DHS, Brown served as director, Information Operations Division (OPNAV N3IO) and deputy director for Cryptology Division (N2C), at the Navy Staff in Washington, DC. Additionally, he was designated as the special assistant for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and IO to commander, Naval Network Warfare Command. In this position he led the Navy’s expansion of its operational role in cyberspace.