Brad Buswell


Brad Buswell has extensive experience in successfully leading businesses and U.S. government agencies. Since 2015 he has provided government and industry leaders advice on strategy development and implementation, executive management, and organizational performance.

Following a 20-year Navy career as a Submarine Officer, he also served in the Senior Executive Service at the Department of Homeland Security from 2006 to 2010 as the first Deputy Undersecretary for Science & Technology. In this role he led the development of technologies in support of DHS operating components including the Transportation Security Administration, Customs & Border Protection, the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as state and local first responders.  He served as the acting Undersecretary during the first year of the Obama administration. From 2017 to 2021 he served as Senior Advisor to the Chief of Naval Research where he led the reorganization of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters to optimize the alignment of support functions to the mission.

His private sector executive leadership has included leading three companies in the security screening system and service industry. As President and CEO of Morpho Detection, Inc. from 2010 to 2013, he implemented a growth-targeted strategy, translating global security needs into a market leading product portfolio through internal investment and strategic acquisitions. From 2013 to 2015, Brad was President of the North America division of Rapiscan Systems, Inc., supplying security screening products, services and solutions to government and commercial customers around the world. He led the launch of the Real Time Tomography product line, ensuring EU and U.S. government certification of the technology for aviation screening, and securing the first competitive contracts for installation in European airports. As the leader of Leidos’ Security Enterprise Solutions, he led the integration of the $1B acquisition of the L3Harris security detection business from 2021 through 2023.

Buswell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, and the George Washington University with a Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate of the MIT Center for International Studies Seminar XXI.