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Douglas A. Brook
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)

In office
2007–2009
Preceded by Richard Greco, Jr.
Succeeded by Gladys J. Commons
Personal details
Born Douglas Alan Brook
January 15, 1944(1944-01-15) (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan

Douglas Alan Brook (born January 15, 1944) was United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 1990 to 1992 and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 2007 to 2009.[1]

BiographyEdit

Douglas A. Brook was born in Chicago and raised in East Detroit, Michigan. He was educated at the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1965 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1967. After college, he served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, and remained an officer in the United States Naval Reserve after his service ended. After completing the Executive Education Program at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in 1977, Brook joined Libbey–Owens–Ford in 1976 as Vice President of Government Affairs. He left Libbey-Owens-Ford in 1982 to found Brook Associates, Inc., a public affairs consulting business serving corporate and trade association clients. During this time, he lived in Vienna, Virginia and served two elected terms on the Vienna Town Council. In 1990, President of the United States George H. W. Bush nominated Brook to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) and, after Senate confirmation, Brook held that office from 1990 to 1992. He also served as Acting Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management in 1992.

Brook left government service in 1992, becoming Vice President of Government Affairs for Ling-Temco-Vought. He held this position until the liquidation of Ling-Temco-Vought in 2002. In 2002, he became Dean of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He stepped down as dean in 2005, but remained a professor of public policy at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Defense Management Reform. In 2007, President George W. Bush nominated Brook to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) and Brook held that office from 2007 to 2009. He was also Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2008 to 2009.

Works by Douglas A. BrookEdit

  • "Steel: Trade Policy in a Changed Environment," in Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern, eds., Constituent Interests and U.S. Trade Policies, (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998), 133-144.
  • "Merit and The Civil Service Reform Act," in James P. Pfiffner and Douglas A. Brook, eds., The Future of Merit: Twenty Years After the Civil Service Reform Act, (Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2000), 1-11.
  • "Audited Financial Statements: Getting and Sustaining 'Clean' Opinions", monograph, (Washington: The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government, July, 2001).
  • (with C. King), "Civil Service reform as national security: The Homeland Security Act of 2002", Public Administration Review, 67 (3), 2002, 399-407.
  • "Administrative Reform in the Federal Government: Understanding the Search for Private Sector Management Models - An Annotated Bibliography," Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal, vol. 7, no. 2 (2002): 117-165.
  • "Trade Policy Strategies and Enforcement Choices: An Examination of the 1992 Steel Antidumping Cases", The International Trade Journal, vol. XVII, no. 1 (Spring, 2003): 81-100.
  • "Dumping and Subsidy Cases at the ITC: Voting Discretion and Commissioner Attributes", International Trade Journal, XIX (4), 2005, 309-336.
  • "Meta-Strategic Lobbying: The 1998 Steel Imports Case", Business and Politics, 7 (1), 2005, 1-25.
  • (with C. King), "Civil Service Reform as National Security", Public Administration Review, 2007, 397-405.
  • (with P. Candreva), "Business Management Reform in the Department of Defense in Anticipation of Declining Budgets", Public Budgeting and Finance, 2007, 50-70.
  • (with P. Candreva), "Business Management Reform in the Department of Defense in Anticipation of Declining Budgets", Public Budgeting and Finance, 27 (3), 2007, 50-70.
  • (with P. Candreva), "Transitions in Defense Management Reform: A Review of the Government Accountability Office’s Chief Management Officer Recommendation and Comments for the New Administration", Public Administration Review, 2008, 1043-1049.
  • (with C. King), "Federal Personnel Management Reform: From the Civil Service Reform Act to National Security Reforms", Review of Public Personnel Administration, 28, 2008, 205-211.
  • (with C. King), "Federal personnel management reform from the Civil Service Reform Act to DHS and NSPS", Review of Public Personnel Management, 28, 2008, 205-221.
  • (with P. Candreva), "Whither the Defense Budget? Countervailing Pressures and Process Challenges", Journal of Government Financial Management, 2009, 10-15.
  • (with C. King), "The Department of Homeland Security: A case study in legislating innovation in Human Capital Management", in Legislating Innovation in Human Capital Management: Lessons from The Department of Homeland Security, Sistare, H. & Buss, T. (eds). M.E. Sharpe, 2008.
  • "Audit Financial Statements in the Federal Government: Intentions, Outcomes and On-Going Challenges for Managers and Policy-Making", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 22 (1), 2010.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Greco, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Gladys J. Commons


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