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L. Reginald Brothers Jr. named U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology

4/17/2014, 11:41 a.m.

Boston native L. Reginald Brothers Jr. has been appointed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology.

“Dr. Brothers brings a breadth of hands-on technical experience to the Department of Homeland Security,” said Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del. “His previous role overseeing the Department of Defense’s science and technology programs has prepared him well for his new role and has given him the experience and capability that the Department needs.”

Brothers served as an assistant group leader at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, co-managing a research team and support staff working on high data rate communication technologies. He worked as chief architect at Envoy Networks, serving as a member of a core team at the firm that developed strategic redirection that led to Envoy’s successful acquisition by Texas Instruments.

Brothers also served as a program manager for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, director of advanced programs and technology for BAE Systems, and deputy assistant secretary of defense for research at OASD.

Brothers graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, earned a master’s degree in electromagnetic field communication theory from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate in optical communications and spectroscopy from MIT.

“I commend my Senate colleagues for their swift confirmation of his nomination, and I look forward to working with Dr. Brothers on his plans for the future of the department’s science and technology initiatives,” Carper said.