Maggie Brunner serves as a program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security & Public Safety Division. Here, Brunner focuses on state cybersecurity policy, homeland security, emergency communications and public safety technology. Prior to joining NGA in 2017, Brunner was an associate at the Police Executive Research Forum where she worked on homeland security issues that affect state and local law enforcement. She has authored several publications on promising practices for law enforcement in the areas of cybercrime enforcement, the use of technology in criminal investigations, refugee outreach and engagement, school safety, and immigration issues. Brunner holds a J.D. from William & Mary Law School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Tufts University. Brunner is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Brunner originally hails from Baltimore, Maryland.