Melvin Brown II
Associate Chief Information Officer for Strategy & Policy at U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Mr. Brown has been selected to serve as the Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Information Technology Strategy & Policy effective Sunday, January 31, 2021. In this role, Mr. Brown will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the formulation, development, and execution of the Agency’s information technology strategy and policy in accordance with the mandates of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), the President’s Management Agenda, and other applicable laws, policy, and regulations. Mr. Brown has spent the last two-years as the Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the Small Business Administration where he was responsible for leadership and management for maturing SBA’s IT governance capabilities and ensuring that SBA’s IT investments align with its mission and objectives. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Brown spent twelve years with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he served in multiple leadership position. His most recent assignment was serving as a Senior Advisor to the DHS Presidential Transition Officer (PTO) and Director of the Consulting Services Division, focused on development of out of the box COTS solutions for the DHS Secretary and Under Secretary for Management Directorate. Before coming to DHS, Mr. Brown was an IT Program Manager at the Federal Aviation Administration serving as Program Manager for the award-winning FAA’s Knowledge Services Network (KSN), a state-of-the-art, web-based virtual collaboration system. Mr. Brown holds a Master of Sciences degree in Social and Organizational Learning from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Mr. Brown is a former adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix where he taught graduate and undergraduate business management for fourteen years. He is also a United States Marine Corps veteran where he proudly served from 1984 – 1991.