Andrew Borene serves as a Program Director for Homeland Security at George Mason University Law School’s National Security Institute. Previously he was a senior advisor to the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) where he led partnership initiatives bridging industry, government, academia, domestic and international sectors. Prior to that experience, he was a senior executive with IBM. His other private sector experience included leadership of teams or initiatives at Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, LexisNexis, several high-tech start-ups, and Wells Fargo & Co.
In government, Mr. Borene was an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Pentagon. As a law student, he was a judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim. He served as a U.S. Marine intelligence officer in combat operations in Iraq and later received a U.S. State Department Fellowship to study peace-building in Northern Ireland.
He has held previous adjunct faculty appointments or taught courses at Georgetown University, American University, Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. He has provided television, radio, and print commentary including book chapters, articles, and op-ed pieces. His legal publications include The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook, The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook, and The U.S. Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook.
Mr. Borene is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and serves as Honorary Chair of the Cyber Security Summit. His other pro bono activities include support to The Aspen Institute, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and Business Executives for National Security.
Mr. Borene holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Macalester College. He completed an executive education program in international development finance at Harvard University and is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School. He is an ordained Presbyterian Deacon and a certified police chaplain.
He has been recognized with the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He and his wife, Alice, reside in McLean, Virginia. They have three children.