Parney Albright

Penrose "Parney" Albright

Areas of Expertise

  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Countering CBRNE terrorism
  • Homeland Security Strategy, and Interagency Policy Development and Coordination

Associated Director at Large, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Albright joined the Lab in 2009 as the principal associate director of Global Security, the Lab's program for applying science and technology to the nation's effort in counterterrorism, nonproliferation, defense, intelligence and energy needs.
Between November 2011 and November 2013, he served as the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and President of Lawrence Livermore National Security.

Albright has more than 20 years of experience in the federal government and the private sector. Prior to joining the Laboratory he served as president (2005-2009) for the Civitas Group, a homeland security consultant in Washington, D.C.

He has served as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), assistant director in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and, concurrently, senior director in the Office of Homeland Security in the White House; and program manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Mr. Albright served for more than 15 years on the staff of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), performing high quality and high impact studies and analyses for the most senior officials within the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a wide variety of complex systems and issues at the intersection between technology and policy.

He has extensive experience with interagency and congressional interactions, and was a spokesperson for both the White House and DHS to the press and to the broad national research and development enterprise on issues associated with science, technology, and weapons of mass destruction.

Mr. Albright holds a bachelor's degree in physics and applied mathematics from The George Washington University, and a master's and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland.