Areas of Interest:
Strategic logic, homeland security, program assessment and evaluation, preparedness
Michael Brody has been working in homeland security policy development since 2004. He began his career in the Office of the Governor of Illinois where he was responsible for developing new policy directives for the State in homeland security. His work there led to his role as Director of the Illinois Homeland Security Market Development Bureau which provided grants and management consulting to innovative, high-tech homeland security companies based in Illinois. In 2008, Brody joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency serving as Reporting Section Chief for the National Preparedness Assessments Division, where he managed a team of analysts that produced reports for Congress on national, all-hazards preparedness including the National Preparedness Report. From 2012 to early 2014, Brody served as the Policy, Outreach and Communications Manager for the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), where he was responsible for stakeholder management and strategic messaging. Starting in the Spring of 2014, Brody worked as the Director for Policy, Architecture and Governance in the Information Sharing and Services Office of the OCIO – managing enterprise strategy development, new business engagements, communications and policy for a portfolio of programs that deliver vital IT mission support services across the homeland security enterprise. Most recently, since May, 2019, Mr. Brody serves as a Professor, representing DHS at the National Defense University and its College of Information and Cyberspace. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, 2000, magna cum laude, a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Illinois College of Law, 20003, cum laude, a Masters Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Post-Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, 2010, a Masters of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, 2018, Distinguished Graduate (Top 10% of Class), and is DHS Senior Fellow.