Board of Advisors

Vice Admiral Nancy E. Brown

United States Navy (Retired)

After completing over 35 years of service Vice Admiral Nancy E. Brown retired from her position on the Joint Staff as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems. She is on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Homeward Deployed, and an Executive Committee Member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). In August 2004, she deployed to Iraq, becoming the first Multi-National Force–Iraq C6 headquartered in Baghdad and returned to the Joint Staff in April 2005. In August 2005, Vice Admiral Brown assumed the duties as J6 Director for both North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. In August 2006, she assumed her last active duty position as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4 Systems), the Joint Staff. Ms. Brown earned a Master of Science degree in Communication Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Ronnie Mainieri

Chief Executive Officer, PermissionBit

Dr. Mainieri received his PhD from New York University for research on the interplay between statistical mechanics and dynamical systems. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and later a staff member after spending some time as a NATO and a Fulbright Scholar at the Niels Bohr Institute. He co-authored “Introduction to Quantum Computers” and early drafts of the “ChaosBook”. He co-founded the Institute for Physical Science, which focused on data-driven political science and PermissionBit, which uses machine learning to detect computer breaches.