Dr. Thomas R. Austin

Instructor

Dr. Thomas Austin is the Lead Threat Analyst for Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity, and the Lead System Architect for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Security Countermeasures Programs at The Boeing Company. He has 24 years of experience leading and supporting advanced research, design, development, test and evaluation of aerospace and defense programs and projects with Department of Homeland Security, United States Air Force, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration government customers. He has designed and developed operational flight hardware for both military and commercial aircraft at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. He has expertise working with federal government, industry and academia in the development of threat, vulnerability and security risk analyses software toolsets and data analytics, establishing public-private partnerships, and designing multilayered CBRNE security countermeasures systems to protect critical infrastructure, including commercial aviation, against asymmetric terrorist threats by adaptive adversaries under several DHS and DoD programs. Expertise includes terrorist behavioral modeling and analyses, systems engineering, assessment and integration of disruptive technologies, air vehicle wind tunnel testing and flight testing of aerodynamics and propulsion systems and technologies for advanced aircraft. Dr. Austin earned his B.S. (1986), M.S. (1987), and Ph.D. (1992) all in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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