Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Duncan Brown is a Security Studies Scholar and member of the Principal Professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is also an Adjunct Professor for the Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Mr. Brown has led and supported studies, analyses, workshops, and table top exercises to support various entities within the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Brown was the Director of the Strategic Assessments Office at JHU/APL managing program funds and a team of analysts and consultants conducting assessments relating to national security strategy and policy, future environments, weapon systems, and technology trends.
Mr. Brown previously served in the Pentagon as the Science Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, in the Pacific as the Science Advisor to the Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, and in the Pentagon as the Technical Director for Submarine Technology. Mr. Brown headed the Hydrodynamics Branch at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I. managing personnel and test facilities, and provided oversight for technology development programs at NUWC, at support contractors, and at various university laboratories.
Mr. Brown has served on National Research Council, Naval Research Advisory Committee, and Naval Studies Board Panels. He is currently a Board Member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs; and was a Founding Board Member of STEMaction, a Maryland based non-profit to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through robotics competitions for students. Mr. Brown supports the Boy Scouts of America in various volunteer capacities and has annually organized and run Robotics Competitions for 500+ Middle and High School students including the Maryland State High School Championship.