Brian Murphy is the Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In that role, he is responsible for the conduct of key intelligence activities supporting the Department of Homeland Security; State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and Private Sector partners; and the Intelligence Community, including: intelligence collection, production, dissemination, watch and warning, watch-listing and partner engagement.
Prior to this selection, he served as the Acting Principal Deputy for Intelligence and Analysis. Before joining DHS, Mr. Murphy was responsible for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s national level counterterrorism programs, intelligence sharing within the intelligence community and state and local law enforcement. In this role, he developed and implemented the FBI’s counterterrorism program, including policy and budget development, training, and the buildout of several pilot field offices.
A distinguished law enforcement professional, Mr. Murphy began his FBI career in 1998 as a Violent Crime Inter-Agency Task Force Agent in the New York field office. He gained in-depth leadership and operational experience in his 20-year career through a variety of positions, including National Mission Manager, CT Division, 2006-2009; CT Attaché, US Embassy Algiers, 2009-2011; Joint Terrorism Task Force Supervisor, Pittsburgh Regional Area, 2011-2013; and Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Regional Area FBI Counterterrorism Office, 2013-2015.
Mr. Murphy was appointed into the Senior Executive Service in 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William & Mary, and a Master’s degree in Islamic studies from Columbia University. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.