The University of Texas at San Antonio has announced David Brown was selected as the new executive director of its National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) and professor of practice. Brown will join UTSA with decades of experience leading collaborative research and development ecosystems supporting U.S. national defense strategies.

Brown will begin his new role at UTSA on January 22, 2024.

Brown is an experienced leader in civilian and military communities nationwide who has strong relationships within U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations, laboratories and commands and has gained national recognition for his transformative leadership in federal research and development (R&D) initiatives and projects. He will join UTSA from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where, as an employee of Battelle Memorial Institute, he served in senior defense program leadership, government affairs and laboratory strategy roles.

The NSCC is Texas’ largest hub for government, university and industry partners in national security.