Plenary Speaker

Brian Montgomery is a Principal Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the Intelligence Fusion Applications section for the Space Exploration Sector. He specializes in integrating geospatial intelligence and national data assets to create fused Intelligence capabilities for operational research. He has been an adjunct professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

He has been the technical lead on projects providing analysis from the data on: counter-LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), Boko Haram, and IED migration in AFRICOM/CENTCOM. He developed a geospatial information-based taxonomy that allowed U.S. forces to pinpoint the location and movements of high-value targets. He is also the technical lead for a current effort to model the signatures of states seeking to develop rogue nuclear capabilities.

Before APL, he was a Fusion Cell Chief that contributed to the spectral signature exploitation and collection strategy for an Airborne Multi-Sensor Fusion platform for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Brian spent seven years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a Lead Interdisciplinary Scientist using Remote Epidemiology to track Malaria from earth observing satellites. Brian has 24 publications on applications in fusion analysis. He is currently a PhD candidate completing the defense of his dissertation. The dissertation topic is entitled “Synchronic Analysis of Adversarial Attacks in Syria Committed by the Islamic State, 2007 to

2017 – I am a PhD candidate in Public Policy and Terrorism (preparing for defense). Degree expected spring 2018.
2011 – Master of Arts: Intelligence Studies, American Military University
1994 – Bachelor of Science: Remote Epidemiology, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
1982 – Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Westminster College

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Lab Special Achievement Award
  • Government Innovation Nominee
  • Group Achievement Award from National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)