David M. Brown, Williamsville North High School, Class of 1978

David Brown is currently a Senior Project Manager for ManTech International, a Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions Group located in Herndon, Virginia. Before joining the company in 2018, Mr. Brown retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after 34 years of government service. 

After graduating from Williamsville North, Mr. Brown received an associate’s degree in Forestry from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He began his career at the CIA as a student intern in 1984, which evolved into a staff position and later, developed into various management positions. During his career as a CIA officer, Mr. Brown supported National Security programs across the Intelligence Community (IC), Defense, Homeland Security, and federal law enforcement, leading cross-agency teams focused on priority intelligence challenges. He served as a Technical Intelligence Officer, finishing his career as a senior manager and leader in the Office of Technical Service (OTS). According to David, OTS is often referred to as the “Q” section, a reference to the famous James Bond movies, because the OTS mission is to provide one of a kind, specialized technical engineering support to address complex operational challenges. 

His innovative approach to problem solving led to the integration of next generation tools and methodologies at the CIA. David has received several awards for his contributions to America’s national security including: Director of National Intelligence Award; multiple CIA Exceptional Performance Awards; a Meritorious Unit Citation; and Certificates of Appreciation from the Director of Central Intelligence and the Department of Defense for his support to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 2014, Mr. Brown received a master’s degree in Homeland Security Management from the American Military University. 

Mr. Brown is a volunteer educator for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. and has been active in the Loudoun County Fair and Loudoun County 4H programs and clubs. He and his wife, Kathleen, have two daughters, Cary and Amy, and reside in northern Virginia.