Brian M. White

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program

Brian M. White is a director at the Chertoff Group, LLC. His areas of focus include strategic advice on mergers, acquisitions, and private equity investments; global border and supply chain security; cyber security; and international homeland security. Previously, he was a principal at Lockheed Martin Corporation in their Maritime Systems and Sensors business. In this role, he led an international and domestic business development and strategy team for the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) line of business. He was also responsible for leading the development and execution of a homeland security strategy for the Integrated Defense Technologies line of business and for assisting the homeland security efforts across Lockheed Martin. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he served in numerous capacities. At DHS, he was substantively involved in the execution of the Secure Border Initiative, the development of the National Cyber Security Center, the development and implementation of the Secure Freight Initiative, the creation of the DHS Honors Program, the integration of the operating elements of the department, disaster response activities, as well as numerous substantive policy and regulatory initiatives. Before joining DHS, Mr. White served as a professional staff member on both the House and Senate’s Committees on Homeland Security. During his time on Capitol Hill, he was a principle drafter of the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE) Act, drafted several sections of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA), and spearheaded several hearings on homeland security.

Mr. White came to government from the private sector, where he had been an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. At Booz Allen, he principally advised the Department of Defense on various technology issues including the integration of biometrics and the use of commercial satellites. Mr. White holds an M.P.A from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He serves as a practice associate at the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University; a member of the NDIA Executive Committee on Homeland Security; and has been a guest lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School. He was also a 2006 German Marshall Fund Manfred Woerner Scholar.