Mr. Quentin O’Bryan, Office for Bombing Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, USA

Unit Chief

Mr. O’Bryan is a Unit Chief within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), a component of the DHS Infrastructure Security Division (ISD) within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). OBP provides leadership and coordination within DHS on explosive threats and countermeasures, while working with Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government partners to enhance and integrate national capabilities to combat explosive attacks.

In this role, he serves as the Unit Chief of the Bomb Making Materials and Awareness Program (BMAP) and a Subject Manner Expert on bombing prevention matters.

Prior to his time in CISA, Mr. O’Bryan worked in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he focused on countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD), national chemical weapons policy, and interagency collaboration and coordination on addressing WMD threats.

Additionally, Mr. O’Bryan served for over 13 years in the U.S. Army as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist.  During his time in service, Mr. O’Bryan deployed twice to Iraq and once to Kuwait, and spent his last 7 years as a Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Platoon Sergeant with the Army Reserves, stationed in Ft. A.P. Hill, VA.