Brian G. Hermann, Ph.D., is the director and program executive officer for the Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He is responsible for the development and acquisition of information technology services for the Department of Defense (DoD). His three portfolios encompass DoD-wide enterprise services and unified capabilities, business systems, and warfighting command and control capabilities.
Hermann previously served as the chief of the Enterprise Services Development Division and manager of the Unified Capabilities portfolio at DISA. He was responsible for developing and implementing information technology services and strategies for unification of communications and collaboration services for the DoD-wide enterprise.
A retired Air Force communications and cyber officer, Hermann has served in a variety of communications, acquisition-related, software, test and evaluation, information technology and educational positions. He developed techniques for evaluating software product maturity and reliability used for major acquisition programs including JSTARS, the CV-22 and the E-3 Radar System Improvement Program for the airborne warning and control system. He also has extensive experience teaching systems and software engineering, delivering information technology services, and leading educational departments. As a National Defense Fellow, he published research on a normative U.S. government response to cyber-attacks.
In his final active duty tour, then-Col. Hermann led DISA’s Net-Centric Enterprise Services program’s collaboration services team and served as the chief of DISA’s Enterprise Applications Services Division. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and earned his Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on software engineering from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Air War College, the College of Naval Command and Staff, and the Air Force Institute of Technology. After military retirement, Hermann spent several years in industry before rejoining the government in 2016.