Billy Bob Brown Jr.

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Speaking at:

FirstNet Planning for the 2024 Democratic National Convention

About this Speaker

Billy Bob Brown Jr.

Assistant Director
CISA Emergency Communications Division, FirstNet Authority Board

Billy Bob Brown, Jr., serves as the Assistant Director for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since Oct 12, 2020. In this capacity, Assistant Director Brown is one of three CISA designated Executive Sponsors, as identified in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act of 2018. He most recently served as the Associate Director, Priority Telecom Services Sub-Division as well as the Program Manager for both the Department of Homeland Security Level 2 Program Next Generation Networks Priority Services Program and the Level 3 Program Priority Telecommunications Services Program. In this role, he was responsible for providing priority telecommunications services over commercial networks to enable national security and emergency preparedness personnel to communicate during congestion scenarios across the nation.

Previous to this assignment, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and worked with a team to develop, coordinate, and implement a Resources Management for OEC that provides fiscal planning, programming, budgeting and execution across the five-year Future Years Homeland Security Program. It also provides integrated facilities planning with human resource and staffing planning, and property management planning to ensure successful resourcing of OEC efforts to unify the entire emergency communications community.

Previous assignments included a detail assignment as Director of Operations Integration, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), where he achieved Midterm Operational Capability of the NPPD Coordination and Operations as well as the NPPD Regional Pilot. This effort operationally tested the Directorate’s integration of field forces to meet Cyber, Physical, and Emergency Communications challenges. Prior to this, he served as Chief, Regional Coordination Branch, OEC, leading a geographically dispersed team that facilitated operational communications coordination and collaboration at all levels of government. He advocated key emergency communications initiatives, programs, and activities designed to unify and lead the nationwide effort to improve NS/EP communications capabilities. Prior to joining the OEC in 2008, he served as an Operations Analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology and served as a career military officer in the United State Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer in various duty assignments with world-wide operational experience ranging from the Infantry Platoon to the Marine Expeditionary Force.

He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Billy Bob Brown Jr. is a FirstNet Authority board member.