Mr. Brooks is the Director of the Office of Security Policy within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Office of Security Policy analyzes, develops and interprets safeguards and security policy governing national security functions and the protection of related critical assets entrusted to the Department. This includes the protection of DOE nuclear facilities, nuclear weapons components, special nuclear materials and classified information. Prior to his current assignment within DOE, he served as a Division Chief/Senior Security Specialist within the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) where he was responsible for developing policies and overseeing the implementation of national and DoD-level policies and procedures pertaining to the protection of DoD installations, facilities, personnel, infrastructure, technologies, operations, communication sites and other critical resources. There he served as the lead subject matter expert for physical security during the Internal Review of Washington Navy Yard Shooting Incident, as well as the follow-on insider threat mitigation efforts in response to the Wiki-Leaks and National Security Agency unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
Mr. Brooks has approximately thirty years of experience in physical protection, law enforcement, and emergency management supporting Energy, Defense, National Intelligence and Homeland Security programs. Mr. Brooks previously served as the Chief of the Nuclear Sector-Specific Agency within the Office of Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he was responsible for implementing the private/public sector partnership model defined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan for the Nuclear Sector. In this capacity, he served as primary agent and responsible official for coordinating all Federal activities related to the security of civilian Nuclear Sector facilities and materials. He previously held a professional position as a Senior Security Advisor within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence applying extensive knowledge of security processes and procedures in support of a diverse range of functional areas including polygraph, automated information systems, adjudication, investigation, physical/technical security, and security analysis. Lastly, he served as a Security Specialist in the Division of Security Policy within the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission responsible for issues involving security performance assessment, technical reviews and inspection activities relating to nuclear facilities.
Mr. Brooks has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science Degree in Security Management from Bellevue University. He also holds certifications as a certified protection professional (CPP) and a certified information systems security professional (CISSP).