Technological Leadership Institute
Andrew Borene, JD, CISSP
Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Senior Manager
Honorary Chairman, Cyber Security Summit
Andrew Borene, JD, CISSP is a management consultant and American attorney with expertise in advanced technologies, public safety, national security and international development. Throughout his career, he has engaged with industrial leaders, academic institutions, scientists and government officials to encourage innovative research and promote the effective use of advanced technology for greater effectiveness in complex, high-risk missions. Andrew has led diverse teams and initiatives in strategy, operations, technology deployment, corporate development, legal advocacy, and partner engagement.
Most recently, Andrew served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) where he led partner engagement efforts with IARPA’s industrial, academic, intergovernmental and international partners. Previously, Andrew was a senior executive at IBM where he led a data analytics business supporting U.S. federal government customers around the world. As an attorney, he was counsel to Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s national security, privacy, and cybersecurity group. His private sector experience has also included leadership roles at a reconnaissance robotics start-up, program management for open-source intelligence at LexisNexis, and public finance investment banking at Wells Fargo & Co.
In government, Andrew was an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense, representing the agency in classified court proceedings related to terrorism and intelligence analysis. During law school, he was a federal judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim. He was a U.S. Marine military intelligence officer during major combat operations in Iraq, and later received a U.S. State Department-funded Fellowship to study reconciliation and peace-building operations in Northern Ireland.
As an adjunct professor, Andrew has taught university courses or lectured at Georgetown University, George Mason University Law School, Macalester College, American University and the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute. As a national security analyst, Andrew has provided television, radio, and print commentary including book chapters, law review articles, and op-ed pieces. He is the editor of ABA legal publications including The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook, The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook, and The U.S. Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook.
Andrew serves as an advisor with the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law & National Security; on the Advisory Board of “No One Left Behind”, a non-profit dedicated to helping Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters resettle safely in the United States; and on the Executive Board of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC). He is also the Honorary Chair of the Cyber Security Summit based in Minneapolis. Andrew has been recognized with the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Public Service and he is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
General Management Executive Education, IBM
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School
Executive Education, International Development, Harvard University
Career-Level Professional Military Education, Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Warfare School
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Macalester College
Programs & Courses
M.S. in Security Technologies
- Corporate development, general management, international business, strategy, public affairs, business intelligence, market analysis, operations, and legal compliance
- Public-private partnership initiatives (P3i) in national security, big data, unmanned systems, intelligence, defense and cybersecurity
- Corporate and non-profit boards
- Provide specialized CEO/CTO/CISO leadership coaching for general executive management of technology innovation through the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI)
- Teaching U.S. national security policy coursework to graduate students in the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST)
- Evaluate emerging technology trends and expand TLI's entrepreneurial footprint with business partners in areas including ISR technologies, cybersecurity, cognitive computing and analytics, big-data and IoT, smart grids and smart cities, data-driven resilient enterprise, unmanned systems and robotics, medical devices and healthcare
U.S. State Department-funded Fellow for the study of post-conflict peace building operations in Northern Ireland
- “Reframing EU Responses to Criminal Disclosures of Legitimate US Intelligence Activities” Book Chapter, in Privacy & Power, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2016)
- The United States Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook, American Bar Association (Eds. 1-5, 2010-2014)
- The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook, American Bar Association (2014)
- The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook, American Bar Association (2014)
- “National Security Information: U.S. Government Classification Rules” Book Chapter, in National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars and Policymakers, American Bar Association (2012)