Deputy IT Director (Acting)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Mr. Christopher J. Brazier is the Deputy IT Director (Acting) & Chief Technology Officer in the Information Management & Technology Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). As the CTO and Department Chief, he supports the Agency’s mission by leading a team of over 185 members providing oversight and direction for enabling and supporting the execution of rapid ingestion, fusion, and dissemination of operational information and technology to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and emerging threats throughout the world. A veteran of the First Gulf War, Mr. Brazier served as a combat medic for the U.S. Army with the 2nd Armored Division in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
During his seven years of active duty, Mr. Brazier was stationed in Northern Germany, Ft. Lewis Washington, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During his service, Mr. Brazier was awarded the Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal – Saudi Arabia, Expert Field Medical Badge, Combat Medical Badge, as well as multiple Army Commendation Medals (ARCOMs) and Army Achievement Medals (AAMs).
Following his time in the Army, Mr. Brazier continued his track record of discipline and attention to detail during his work in the private sector. A contractor working for CACI at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Mr. Brazier would hone his acute analytical abilities while working directly under the head of Defense Messaging Systems. He would later complete a highly successful e-mail system migration and global deployment of monitoring tools for the Bureau of Information Resources Management (IRM) at the Department of State. These achievements led Mr. Brazier to be brought on as a federal employee by the Bureau of Consular Affairs in 2004.
Since becoming a federal employee, Mr. Brazier has provided leadership and tactical direction for application development projects, developing and implementing new programs, and applying innovative approaches to solve complex IT issues. Mr. Brazier has directed Data Engineering, Enterprise Engineering, IT Operations, and led large scale implementations, such as Electronic Passports and Border Crossing Cards. In addition to the Department of State, Mr. Brazier has worked at the Department of the Interior, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at the Department of the Treasury, Associate Chief Information Officer for Enterprise IT Operations at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and most recently as the Division Chief, Threat Solutions Division, Operations & Integration Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Mr. Brazier holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland University College and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Marymount University. He was awarded the Meritorious Honor Award while at the Department of State, “FMD Best” from the Financial Management Directorate of the Department of Interior, the IT Excellence Award from the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with numerous other leadership and technical awards. Mr. Brazier holds multiple technical certifications, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications.