Dr. Brown coordinates LLNL defense program development support within the strategic partnerships element of the Office of Defense Coordination (ODC) at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
In this capacity, he provides Laboratory coordination to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the Combatant Commands. He facilitates Laboratory interactions with the Defense Department and its agencies and laboratories as well as those interactions with the defense industry community to support the coordination of Lab-wide defense initiatives and technology development strategies for LLNL. Dr. Brown develops and coordinates Laboratory responses to information requests and manages consulting/advisory personnel in support of strategy and program development actions.
Dr. Brown joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2007 from Battelle Memorial Institute where he served in a number of senior line management, program management and business development roles within Battelle’s national security business sector. He was responsible for a broad range of corporate defense and government business development initiatives. Specific responsibilities included leading development of defense related biomedical and biosecurity contract research, product development, strategy development, and implementation of commercial business practices to enhance Battelle's contract research core business objectives. Earlier experiences included management of U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground’s Life Sciences Test Facility and the establishment of Dugway’s Special Programs Division (SPD) for Special Operations support and subsequent training facilities for Defense Department personnel.
Dr. Brown received B.S. degrees in Biology and Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from The Ohio State University.