Hayes Brown is a National Security Reporter/Blogger with ThinkProgress.org. Prior to joining ThinkProgress.org, Hayes worked as a contractor at the Department of Homeland Security. He’s been a blogger since 2011, and written on international affairs at UN Dispatch and the blog Gunpowder & Lead. Despite actually being born in Washington, D.C., Hayes graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University in 2010.