December 04 - 06, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

Jonathan McEntee

Acting Director of Science and Technology Directorate/ Advanced Research Projects Agency/Borders and Maritime Security Division Department of Homeland Security

Mr. McEntee is currently the Acting Director for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (DHS/S&T’s) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency/Borders and Maritime Security Division (HSARPA/BMD).  He works closely with Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and United States Coast Guard to research, develop, test, and evaluate technical alternatives to meet overall Homeland Security Enterprise capability gap needs.  Mr. McEntee has been the Deputy Director for BMD since 2013 and also held several Program Manager roles since 2011, which included managing maritime security systems, border information exchange architectures, and cargo security initiatives.  Prior to that, he served one year as a DHS Fellow on Capitol Hill working as an advisor to a Senator on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  From 2007 to 2010, Mr. McEntee worked as the Chief of Business Operations for BMD.  From 2005 to 2007, Mr. McEntee provided Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance to BMD as a Booz Allen Hamilton employee.


Mr. McEntee also has a background in the Department of Defense working for BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, and AMCORP from 1999-2005.  Specifically, Mr. McEntee was the Undersea Warfare Command and Control (USWC2) lead for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Requirements Office.  He also acted as a liaison for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Program Executive Office of Integrated Warfare Systems (PEOIWS) in which he provided programmatic, systematic, and financial support for various USW programs.


Mr. McEntee holds a Masters of Business Administration from Salisbury University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Frostburg State University.   

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