Michael F. Brown has been the Director, Office of Information Systems Security (ISS), at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since April of 2001. As the Chief Information Security Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration, his responsibilities cover certification and authorization, risk assessments, training, policy development, compliance reviews, as well as access and identity management. Additionally, he manages a Security Operations Center that provides 24x7x365 support not only to FAA but also to Department of Transportation, Department of Education, and Department of Commerce. Brown has received numerous awards from the FAA, DOT, and Department of Education.
Prior to assuming the duties of the Director, Brown was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Army National Guard from October 1999 through April 2001.
On May 31, 2001 Brown retired at the rank of Colonel from the Army with 32 years of total service. While on Active Duty, he held several key positions within the Army prior to his assignment as the CIO. While at Fort Gordon, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Office of Chief of Signal. As the Director of the Army�s Information Assurance Office, Brown formulated the Information Assurance Programs for the Active Army, the National Guard, and the United States Army Reserve. He has developed the defense in depth strategy to improve the security posture of Army installations as well as tactical units. Additionally, he was charged with the vulnerability analysis of all RDA programs and weapons systems that supported the First Digitized Force. He was also responsible for formulating and implementing the Army�s Public Key Infrastructure.
Brown�s awards include the Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2). In 1999, he was recognized as one of the top 100 Federal employees.
Brown is a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, his Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania at Bloomsburg, and his Public School Administrative degree from Bucknell University.