Recent events such as COVID-19-related disruptions to global supply chains and the SolarWinds hack have underscored the fragility and vulnerability of our critical infrastructure. Advanced modeling and simulation techniques can provide the U.S. government, industry and others with the appropriate foresight to identify these vulnerabilities, protect against threats, and mitigate damage when catastrophe does occur. CSET Distinguished Fellow Dr. Reginald Brothers discussed these modeling and simulation methods and how they can be leveraged for improved preparedness and response.
Recording and Discussion
Reginald Brothers is a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). He is the CEO of BigBear.ai, which brings together leading-edge data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, and cybersecurity and computer network operations to deliver advanced decision support solutions to government and business leaders. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Peraton and as a principal with The Chertoff Group. Prior to that, he served as Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for a science and technology portfolio that included 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 mission objectives.
From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Brothers served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research at the Department of Defense. In this position, he was responsible for policy and oversight of the Department’s science and technology programs and laboratories. He has also held senior roles at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and BAE Systems. Dr. Brothers received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Richard Danzig is a Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Chair of the Advisory Panel for the Idaho National Laboratories’ Innovation Center. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Policy Board. Dr. Danzig served as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1993 to 1997 and Secretary of the Navy from 1998 to January 2001.