Andre Hentz

Deputy Under Secretary, DHS Science and Technololgy

André Hentz assumed the role of Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January 2017. He previously served as Senior Leader and Science Advisor to the Under Secretary and Chief Scientist for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). He joined S&T in 2014, and has led priority programs that address emerging threats in the homeland security landscape. In 2016, he spearheaded the Department’s Rapid Reaction Team on Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), which was established to help homeland security officials counter nefarious drone use. Mr. Hentz’s efforts identified solutions and requirements to help federal government agencies evaluate and invest in CUAS technologies. Prior to joining S&T, Mr. Hentz served as Director of Mission Support at the Department of Defense’s Intelligence Systems Support Office (ISSO). While at ISSO, he also served as Senior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Oversight Monitor, and Military Intelligence Program Functional Director, and Deputy Director of Mission Support and Chief of Acquisitions. Mr. Hentz earned a Master of Science in management from the University of Maryland, University College in 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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