Brian G. Hermann, Ph.D.

Director, Services Development Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency


Dr. Brian Hermann is the Director and Program Executive Officer for the Services Development Directorate. He is responsible for the development and acquisition of Information Technology services for the Department of Defense. His three portfolios encompass DoD-wide enterprise services and unified capabilities, business systems, and warfighting command and control capabilities.

Dr. Brian G. Hermann previously served at the Defense Information Systems Agency as the Chief of the Enterprise Services Development Division and Manager of the Unified Capabilities portfolio. 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 U.S. Air Force Communications and Cyber Officer, Dr. 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 AWACS. 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, Colonel Hermann led DISA’s Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) 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 with a Bachelor of Science 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, Dr. Hermann spent several years in industry before rejoining the government in July 2016.


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