About Chuck Brooks
Brooks Consulting International
Brooks Consulting International is a Government Relations & Marketing firm providing Digital Branding, Strategic Partnering, Business Development and Subject Matter Expertise, Strategy, and Thought Leadership in the areas of:
Cybersecurity, National Security, Homeland Security, and Security
Emerging Technologies such as Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things
International Government Relations, Marketing and Branding: “How To Do Business In Washington DC”
Brooks Consulting International Specialized Consulting Services:
Specialization in Branding and Marketing Services for Cybersecurity and Technologies Companies
Global Brand Ambassador for Digital Influencer Outreach (social media, industry, organizations, media)
SME Cybersecurity Advisor
Strategic Partnering Outreach
Strategic Planning & Strategy Preparation Expertise on doing business with Government (Federal, State & Local and International)
Public Relations and Public Affairs
Top 5: Faces to Watch in GovCon Cybersecurity
Top 5: Executives to Watch in GovCon Cybersecurity
The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — looks at five prominent individuals in the public and private sectors who aim to help drive security efforts in the digital age.
The Department of Defense has begun work on “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification,” a program to ensure the cyber readiness of defense primes along with their subcontractors by requiring them to undergo audits and demonstrate compliance in order to pursue future contracts. Pentagon officials said the new program remains on track despite few interruptions during the coronavirus pandemic.
In line with this cybersecurity effort, the Potomac Officers Club will hold its CMMC Forum on June 24 to provide information about the program’s timeline and the impact DoD’s enhanced standards will have on the defense industrial base as well as the larger federal contracting space.
Here is our list of five government and industry veterans who are playing key roles in the cybersecurity field.
Founder of Brooks Consulting International
Charles “Chuck” Brooks currently serves as president of Brooks Consulting International, a Washington, DC-based government relations and marketing firm, which he established.
A globally renowned cybersecurity expert, Brooks established himself across the public and private sectors through numerous event engagements and writings on cyber tech and policy in several publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, The Hill, Federal Times, NextGov and Government Security News.
Brooks’ ties with the federal government can be traced back to his contributions in establishing the Office of Legislative Affairs within the Department of Homeland Security, where he also served as the first director of legislative affairs for the DHS Science & Technology Directorate, Brooks CI posted
He is a multi-awarded executive, having been awarded the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards Winner for 2017 and Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year Winner in 2016. Outside of the federal sector, Brooks worked for General Dynamics’ mission systems business as a principal market growth strategist for cybersecurity systems.
He was also appointed as vice president in companies including Xerox, OSI Systems’ Rapiscan Systems subsidiary and SRA International. Brooks earned his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He also holds a Certificate of International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands.
Chuck Brooks is a Technology Evangelist, Corporate Executive, Speaker, Writer, Government Relations, Business Development, and Marketing Executive. He is also a Subject Matter Expert, Advisor, and Thought Leader in the areas of:
Emerging Technologies, Homeland Security, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity & Homeland Security, Cloud, Smart Cities, Business Process Outsourcing, Design Thinking, Digitization, Digital Media, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Big Data, Digital Transformation, Print, Governance & Compliance
Executive corporate leadership roles in leading companies (General Dynamics, Xerox, SRA, Rapiscan)
Named by LinkedIn “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn”. Named by Thompson Reuters as a “Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance,” Named by IFSEC as the “#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer” in 2018. Two-time ”Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year. Also serve as a Cybersecurity Expert for
About the Principal
“The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and a featured Contributor to FORBES
Two-time Presidential Appointee. Helped "stand up" the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs at the Science & Technology Directorate
Current Adjunct Faculty Georgetown University in Graduate Applied Intelligence and Cybersecurity Programs, Former Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University. MA University of Chicago
Over 63,500 followers on LinkedIn and owner/manager of some of the largest security and cybersecurity groups on LinkedIn. 13,700 Twitter Followers, 5000 Facebook Friends.
Award winner and member of the Top 50 Marketer List – OnCon 2020
Judge 2019 SC Awards, Judge 2020 IFSEC Security Awards, Judge, 2020 American cybersecurity Awards, Judge Government Security News Homeland Security Awards (2014-18)
Blogger and Speaker for IBM. AT&T, Microsoft, Checkpoint, Cylance, Malwarebytes, General Dynamics, Xerox, Trip Wire and many others. Speaker at dozens of conferences and events, published over 180 articles.
Served as Senior Legislative Advisor on technology and security issues to the late Senator Arlen Specter Served as Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates
Article Published by LinkedIn Featuring Chuck Brooks:
5 Tech Voices You Should Be Following on LinkedIn
When you’re looking for inspiring and informative professional perspective online, where do you go? Are there experts that keep meaningful tabs on your industry? Or executives whose insights you turn to for fresh insights and new ideas? If so, you already recognize the huge opportunity to engage with, and learn from peers online.
Chuck Brooks – Security Voice and “Government Relations and Marketing Executive, Thought Leader”
Chuck’s varied security experience is evident in what he publishes. From aviation to public sector, government to science, his posts take on the multifaceted aspects of cyber security as it relates to industries/verticals, homeland issues and next-gen technology. Since he’s keen on variety, with formats ranging from expert Q&As to content roundups, to non-tech posts associated with topics/verticals he’s covered, his perspective truly stands out.
Tech marketer takeaways: Chuck focuses core content on security, but isn’t afraid to include content tangentially related to core subject matter (e.g. a post focused on mastering the art of influence in Washington, D.C.) which incorporates fresh/unexpected content to help keep readers interested and foster conversation.
Chuck is a Brilliant Strategist, technologist and thought leader in cybersecurity and emerging technologies, Chuck is a rare talent among the high-stature technology executives. He is not only a renowned social media influencer to follow, but also the expert you can rely on and listen confidently. Chuck's multidisciplinary experience enables him to speak about strategic and operational aspects of business, technology and cybersecurity in an integrated way. Equally comfortable in writing for the press and public speaking, Chuck is an outstanding communicator, a clear thinker, and an empowering reliable peer and colleague. I express my sincerest gratitude and extend him my unreserved recommendation.
June Klein , CEO Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc; Electronic-BoardroomTMVi(r) Solutions; EmpowernatorJune(tm) Next Practices;
Chuck and I served as “invite-only, vetted and trusted advisors” to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Technology Partner Network. Throughout the 2year strategic program, Chuck was a pleasure to collaborate with toward accelerating solutions on a range of global challenges facing the foundation and its grantees. He was generous in sharing his articles in prestigious publications, contacts to DC decision-makers and access to his featured speaker and award events.
Currently, I am honored that Chuck chose me to be a manager of his “Emerging & Futuristic Technologies LinkedIn Group”. Chuck has huge followings on social networks and diligently responds to his thousands of friends on focused subject matters. He is a holistic thinker grounded in government, industry and academia leadership. I value any opportunity to work with Chuck to team with strategic partners that can benefit from scaling my IOT, cybersecurity, resiliency and video initiatives.
I think very highly of Chuck, both personally and professionally. This is also evidenced by my recommending him to my UK Merchant Bank’s Virtual Technology Cluster as a speaker and director of their Cybersecurity program blending entrepreneurial firm innovations with Lockheed Martin’s product development process.
I am confident that if you hire Chuck for any leadership, director, team, award or speaking slots, he will contribute to catapulting your success and achieving your goals. Besides his many skills, he is a very nice person as well. Feel free to contact me if you want any further evidence.
Senior Advisor, INTERPOL
I have had the pleasure of knowing Chuck for over 10 years, since he was at DHS and I was on the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. He is a consummate professional who has a deep understanding of the issues,process, and people involved in the world of homeland security and Law enforcement. His breadth of experience derived from working on The Hill, in government, in academia, in industry, and with the media make him truly unique. I most highly recommend Chuck and look forward to continuing working together.
Chuck was selected "Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year" at the 2016 and 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. This was quite an accomplishment as the awards were highly competitive with hundreds of entries and Chuck was one of the leading vote getters overall. This award reflects the information community's recognition of Chuck's excellence in the cybersecurity and homeland security space. I follow Chuck's prolific and informative writings and speeches on the topics of cybersecurity, homeland security, IoT, futurism, and emerging technologies -- many of which are re-posted in our 300,000 members Information Security Community LinkedIn Group. It a real pleasure to endorse Chuck for his great depth of experience, professionalism, capabilities and for his dedication to promoting cyber security issues.
It was a real pleasure working with Chuck at Xerox. He served us as a thought leader on technology, BPO, homeland security and other important issues. He has exceptional depth on complex technology issues and an uncanny ability to rapidly write penetrating articles that were very well received in the media and Inside The Beltway. His contacts/relationships at DHS as well as his Rolodex of those in industry and government is second to none and served his BD colleague well. Most of all he was a professional and great person to work with. I give Chuck my highest recommendation.
It is indeed a distinct pleasure to provide this recommendation for Chuck. To put it simply, Chuck possesses both the strategic vision and tactical discipline to get results--period. Having said that, his keen intellect is only matched by his genuine good nature and helpful attitude towards others. I would recommend Chuck for any business activity he would undertake.
Chuck is an excellent source of information on the national and international scene. He is a mentor of the first order, with respect to the science and political aspects of Homeland Security and the myriad of issues surrounding that discipline. He is modest in his expertise and easily approachable. He is a valuable guide, willing to share his vast experience.
Chuck and I were colleagues when we were both serving at the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck was a pleasure to work with and is a consummate professional with executive management and substantive issue expertise, particularly in technologies relating to DHS. Chuck also brings a special blend of experience to the table, having successfully served in leadership roles in industry, as well as executive and legislative branches of government. Chuck is a relationship builder, a "connector" of both opportunities and people. I highly recommend Chuck and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.
From my Senate confirmation hearings, through two years of re-inventing the Dept of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (which was described by the Congress in 2006 as a "rudderless ship with no one at the helm" and in danger of the Congress rescinding $200M in FY 07), Chuck Brooks as Director of Legislative Affairs at DHS was INVALUABLE to me, the DHS S&T Directorate, DHS, the Nation AND Congress in making the "reformation" of DHS S&T a complete success. His Hill/DC acumen, insight, reliability, ability to develop highly effective congressional interaction/communications is WITHOUT PEER in my nearly 16 years dealing with senior executive branch officials, industry, academia and the Congress. He has my strongest recommendation for executive positions of high responsibility in government relations/ business development. Hon. Jay M Cohen (Rear Admiral, US Navy, ret.)
Chuck spent some quality time with our small startup company. He opened a lot of doors for us, providing introductions to potential investors and partners, as well as well-connected individuals on the Hill. Chuck also provided invaluable assistance in forming our company and product strategy.
Chuck was among the "start-up" team at DHS, and had responsibility for a wide range of complex issues and challenging procedural situations. His knowledge of the issues, familiarity with the political process, attention to detail, and his professionalism earned him the trust and respect of his Congressional contacts, his DHS associates, and all those who sought his counsel and help. Chuck is a "can-do" person, and I strongly recommend him.
Chuck is very knowledgeable in government affairs, the military and security sector and is a diligent executive who is great to work with.
While at the US Army's Picatinny Arsenal/ARDEC as well as with CVP, my team worked closely with Chuck in vetting technologies and services with applications for homeland security and defense. He has an acumen for technology issues, strong knowledge of investment banking/due diligence processes, and really knows his way around government bureaucracies.
He is a collaborator who is committed to building great relationship and producing results and I most highly recommend him.
Chuck Brooks on AT&T Panel discussing innovation in cybersecurity at The Gartner Global Risk Management Summit