About Brent M. Eastwood, PhD
Brent M. Eastwood, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of GovBrain Inc. GovBrain is a FinTech company in Washington, DC that automatically predicts world events using machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data science.
Brent serves on the advisory board for two early stage technology companies. He is the Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee.
Previously he was a foreign policy analyst at the The Langley Intelligence Group Network, a digital geopolitical risk firm in the nation's capital.
He is the author of the book The Origins of Internet Video and the book Solutions for a 21st Century Economy. He also co-wrote the Economic Freedom Index from the Pacific Research Institute and Forbes Magazine. Brent has been published in the academic journals Applied Research in Economic Development and American Foreign Policy Interests.
In 2012, he was selected by Market News International (MNI) for a competition to forecast U.S. leading economic indicators, and in 2013, he won a forecasting prize from MNI. Brent was awarded for once predicting the exact monthly U.S. job number during that year. In 2011, Brent was named to the Wharton School Advisory Panel of Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, he received the "New Mexico Best Economic Forecaster Award" from PNM Resources and Wells Fargo for predicting a market bottom in the spring of 2009 and for predicting accurate levels for the DJIA and S&P 500 at the end of 2009.
Brent founded and led the political consultancy EastwoodNet, LLC from 2004 to 2009 and served as Policy Adviser, Speech Writer, Legislative Analyst, and General Consultant for numerous campaigns at the Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Gubernatorial level. EastwoodNet was featured in the Wall Street Journal in October of 2009.
In 2008, Brent served on the event staff at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. He was an academic observer at the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Peace Conference in Annapolis, Maryland in 2007. Brent was chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2006 NATO Summit "Young Leaders' Forum" in Riga, Latvia where he gave foreign policy recommendations on the war in Afghanistan to the NATO Secretary-General.
Brent was also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs where he taught graduate seminars in national security, governance, and public policy.
He has been a contributor to The American, a national magazine from the American Enterprise Institute. While in graduate school, Brent served as a Defense Analyst in Science and Technology for the RAND Corporation's National Defense Research Institute. He conducted strategic policy, performed technical analysis, and co-authored two studies for the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
Brent has been featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Independent-UK, World Finance, Yahoo Finance, Federal Times, Benzinga Financial News, Medium, New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan and Communities Digital News.
He is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer and Distinguished Military Graduate with five years of military experience. Brent has earned a PhD in Political Science/ Public Policy, an MA in Political Science/ International Relations, an MS in Journalism, and a BA in English. Brent lives with his wife and son in Arlington, Virginia.