Dr. Thomas Austin is the Lead Security Risk Intelligence Analyst for Boeing’s 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 30 years of experience leading and supporting advanced research, design, development, test and evaluation of aerospace and defense programs and projects with the Department of Homeland Security, United States Air Force, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention government customers.
He has designed and developed operational flight hardware for both military and commercial aircraft at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas and operational threat management tools for the Transportation Security Administration. 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, disease risk modeling, systems integration/systems engineering, assessment and integration of disruptive technologies, advanced air vehicle wind tunnel testing and flight testing of aerodynamics and propulsion systems and breakthrough 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.