Dr. David A. Bray is the Executive for Innovation, Integration, and Interoperability, Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment. In strategic support of information sharing, Dr. Bray currently is detailed as an Executive Director supporting the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community. He received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2013 and the team he supervised received the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation that same year.
Dr. David A. Bray joined the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) in October 2010 as a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive. The Program Manager has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE to implement the President’s terrorism-related information sharing priorities. Dr. Bray’s work focused on empowering the ISE partnerships of five communities – Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Law Enforcement – in support of whole-of-government solutions for assured information sharing, protection, and access.
Prior to joining ISE, Dr. Bray also served as a strategist at the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Science and Technology Policy Institute. In 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan as a Special Advisor to STRATEGIC EFFECTS for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, with the task of helping to “think differently” on critical strategic efforts. He later received the DOD’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award in 2010.
Dr. Bray also served as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the technology aspects of the bioterrorism program’s response to 9/11, anthrax in 2001, SARS, and other outbreaks. He received the CDC Director's Agency-Wide Honor Award for Service in 2004. He started working for the U.S. Department of Energy in 1993, later serving as a senior developer and project manager for both the private sector and U.S. government, providing strategy on crisis response, collaboration, cybersecurity, national intelligence, information sharing, and innovation.
Dr. Bray holds a PhD in information systems, a MSPH in public health informatics, and a BSCI in computer science and biology from Emory University, alongside two post-doctoral associateships with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Collective Intelligence and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership for a Networked World Program. He also serves as a Visiting Associate with the National Defense University and on the elected Board of Directors for the Senior Executive Association. When not working, Dr. Bray likes to organize informal, non-attribution brainstorm sessions across a diverse pool of participants on how to help the U.S. address 21st century challenges of government, partnerships, and collaborations.more » « less