Deputy Inspector General

Justin H. Brown
Deputy Inspector General
U.S. Agency for International Development

Justin H. Brown is currently serving as the Deputy Inspector General for USAID.

Mr. Brown is a career civil servant who has held several positions within the oversight community and has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) since 2009. Mr. Brown previously served as USAID OIG’s Chief of Staff. During his tenure in this capacity, Mr. Brown led OIG’s congressional and media affairs portfolio as well as its response to overseas contingency operations and assumed responsibility for budget and human capital planning functions. He worked in the OIG’s Immediate Office as a management analyst from 2009 to 2011, and returned to OIG in 2013 after working from Guyana, where he assisted the office in a contract capacity, supporting strategic planning efforts, addressing congressional and media affairs requests, and responding to regular OIG reporting requirements.

Prior to joining USAID OIG, Mr. Brown was as Senior Inspector for the Department of Homeland Security OIG where he worked for 6 years. Before becoming a member of the civil service in 2003, Mr. Brown worked for the Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council where he served as the agency lead on studies and research on delinquency prevention and early childhood intervention programs, and authored reports to the State Legislature and Governor’s Office. His prior professional experience included work with the Texas Department of Transportation’s International Relations Office and the U. S. embassies in Guatemala and Venezuela.

Mr. Brown has a bachelor of arts in history from Swarthmore College and a master’s in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin.