Dr. J. Brian Hall
Director, Homeland Security Enterprise
As the Director for Homeland Security Enterprise, Dr. Hall is responsible for growing and managing MITRE's work program to improve the Nation's Critical Infrastructure security and resiliency.
Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Hall was a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Over his 20-year career with the Defense Department, he led various organizations, was responsible for conducting evaluations of hundreds of Major Defense Programs to inform development and production decisions, was the functional leader for the entire 8,700-person Defense Acquisition Test and Evaluation Workforce, prescribed DoD test policy, and developed curriculum taught by the Defense Acquisition University. He also led DoD-wide Strategic Planning of the Nation's critical test range infrastructure, reported annually to the four Congressional Defense Committees, and managed a portfolio of 162 development programs filling test capability gaps for weapons critical to the National Defense Strategy. While with the Army, Dr. Hall was one of the leading reliability experts that helped establish the Center for Reliability Growth at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Over his career, Dr. Hall has led Undersecretary-directed Joint studies, formulated budget issues, developed methodologies, presented research, published journal articles, prescribed policy, and authored policy implementation guides. He has also developed staff, advised numerous defense programs, and either chaired or served as an executive member of: 2-star Senior Advisory Groups; tri-service DoD Blue Ribbon Panels; National Academy of Science studies; or interagency working groups at Assistant Secretary-level.
Dr. Hall is a Senior Service College and Harvard Senior Executive Fellows graduate, and holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics, Engineering Reliability, and Strategic Studies. He is married and has two boys and a girl.