Jason Thomas Barnosky

Jason Thomas Barnosky is an Associate at Obsidian Analysis, Inc. He was formally the Director of Government Relations for the National Emergency Management Association. Jason also previously served as a senior advisor on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. While working in the Senate, Jason led the committee's efforts in a number of areas, such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy, and FEMA’s preparedness for catastrophes. He also led the then-chairman's first investigative report, which looked at the need for a consolidated Department of Homeland Security headquarters. Jason helped pass legislation improving the management of grants at FEMA and managed the nominations process of a number of Senate-confirmed positions with the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining the committee, Jason was a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and investigated programs addressing a number of homeland security issues, including transportation security, maritime security, risk management, information sharing, and critical infrastructure protection.
 
Jason has written for The American Prospect, Polity, and the Brookings Institution. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Brown University in 2004 and his B.A. from New York University in 1997. He is a Nonresident Scholar at the Brookings Institution.