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President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection

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Brenton C. Greene


Brent Greene was the Director for Infrastructure Policy under the Principal Director for Emergency Preparedness Policy within the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His former office is the Department of Defense's (DOD) staff element responsible for developing policy, plans, programs, guidance and oversight for infrastructure assurance policy and infrastructure warfare. The office is responsible for studies, research and analysis, and the coordination of resultant infrastructure issues with DOD components and offices within the Executive Branch, industry, and academia.

Mr. Greene developed the "Strategic Leveraging Project" for Admiral William Owens, then Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, exploring an expanded range of military and non-military options for global crises through the leveraging of national infrastructures and networks. These efforts directly led to the current infrastructure initiatives within DOD. Because of his extensive knowledge of infrastructure and information systems issues, Mr. Greene was assigned as a member of the interagency Critical Infrastructure Working Group (CIWG), chaired by the Deputy Attorney General. This group prepared the report which resulted in the stand-up of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Mr. Greene served in several key Defense Department positions within the Offices of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology), the Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, and the Chief of Naval Operations. In these roles, he developed significant experience and expertise coordinating and managing leading edge technology and fiscal issues, pertaining to information systems, information warfare, nodal analysis, modeling and simulation, precision munitions, low-observables and stealth technologies, non-lethal technologies, satellite capabilities, undersea technologies, intelligence collection, counter-terrorism, system security issues, and systems engineering, including realistic assessments of program feasibility, operability, and costs.

Mr. Greene frequently lectures on infrastructure and information assurance issues to a wide range of government, industry, and academic organizations and audiences. A 1971 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Greene completed nuclear propulsion training and served a career in submarines, including tours as commanding officer of the nuclear submarines USS Skipjack and USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mr. Greene retired as a Navy Captain to continue infrastructure-related initiatives within government.

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