Brett M. Holmgren is an American intelligence official serving as assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research in the Biden administration.
Holmgren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Master of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University.
For fourteen years Holmgren held top leadership positions the Intelligence Community (IC), in the White House and at the Department of Defense, including three years in the private industry, before becoming Assistant Secretary.
He began his government service as a counterterrorism analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency and served as the special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, director for counterterrorism at the United States National Security Council, and a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.
He also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, where he also previously served as senior policy advisor to the Homeland Security advisor.
He was most recently the vice president for technology risk management at Capital One.
Awards and recognition
Holmgren is the recipient of numerous performance awards, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, the Central Intelligence Agency Director's award, and the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award.