The Center for Threat Management is comprised of practitioners with unique qualifications to conduct the education, experimentation, and operational evaluation programs that support the CTM mission. Leading this team are subject matter experts capable of focusing these skills on the diverse spectrum of threats to commerce, critical infrastructure, and national security.
Brendan Applegate, Director
Brendan Applegate is the Director of the Center for Threat Management, responsible for the direction and oversight of research programs and personnel.
Brendan is an expert in systems engineering and test and evaluation, having worked extensively for the U.S. Navy in areas of failure analysis and corrective action, performance assessment and evaluation, operational test planning, and Fleet training. Prior to coming to CTM, Brendan served for 8 years as a faculty research associate at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare where he conducted education, experimentation, and operational evaluation programs focusing on asymmetric threat response capabilities.
Brendan received his B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Systems Engineering.
Scott Brewer, Deputy Director for Operations
Scott Brewer is the Deputy Director for Operations at the Center for Threat Management, responsible for managing the concept development, coordination, and conduct of research programs.
Scott maintains extensive subject matter expertise in emergency management, planning, and response, having served in a number of critical roles including the Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of La Cañada-Flintridge, Supervisor of Corporate Crisis Management for the Walt Disney Company, and Emergency Services Coordinator for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Prior to coming to CTM, Scott served as a faculty research associate at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare where he conducted education, experimentation, and operational evaluation programs focusing on asymmetric threat response capabilities.
Scott received his B.S. from California State University, Northridge and holds advanced certifications in Urban Search & Rescue, Hazardous Material Operations, Counter-terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Response. He is a CERT instructor, licensed EMT, and instructor at California’s Specialized Training Institute. Scott is also a Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he serves as a patrol officer and Reserve Academy Instructor.
Josh Stolsig, Deputy Director for Technology
Josh Stolsig is the Deputy Director for Technology at the Center for Threat Management, responsible for concept development, coordination, and execution of CTM technology initiatives and program elements.
Josh has worked in a variety of industries, including film, construction, fitness, automotive, and technology. Prior to coming to CTM, Josh worked for more than 13 years as contract support for the Naval Air Warfare Center and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare, where he served as the Lead Technician for the NMCI Project, SIPRNet Network Administrator, and Information Assurance Systems Administrator.
Josh received his B.S. from the University of Phoenix in Information Technology specializing in Information Systems Security. He maintains subject matter expertise in network architecture and administration, information assurance, website and database design and maintenance.
CTM operates from its headquarters in Ventura County, California, and maintains a satellite office in San Diego.
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