Brett M. Holmgren Appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research

President Biden today announced his intention to appoint Brett M. Holmgren as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.

Holmgren served as a nominations assistant for the Biden-Harris transition team and co-chair of the intelligence task force for Biden for president.

Previously, Holmgren was vice president of technology risk management at Capital One Financial. Previously, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, where he also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

Previously, Holmgren served as special assistant to the undersecretary of defense, director of counterterrorism at the National Security Council, and political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Holmgren began his government service as a counterterrorism analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Holmgren has received numerous performance awards, including the Director of the Senior National Intelligence Service Award, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Award, and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree, summa cum laudefrom Johns Hopkins University.

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