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Government Information Sharing and Safeguarding Post-9/11

David Bray

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Executive for Innovation, Integration, and Interoperability
Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
Knowledge Futures Initiative
and Halle Speaker Series Event
September 24, 2011
Goizueta Business School

Co-sponsored by the Emory Alumni Association

A 2011 Emory Alumni Luminary and recipient of the 2007 Emory College Distinguished Arts & Science Alumni Award, Dr. David A. Bray discussed knowledgeable, responsible information sharing and safeguarding against terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and security threats on Sept. 24, 2011 at Goizueta Business School.

Bray joined the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) in October 2010 as a senior national intelligence service executive. The Program Manager has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE to implement the president’s terrorism-related information-sharing priorities. Bray’s work focuses on empowering the ISE partnerships of five communities—Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Law Enforcement—in support of whole-of-government solutions for assured information sharing, protection, and access.

Prior to joining ISE, Bray served as a strategist at the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Science and Technology Policy Institute. In 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan as a special advisor evaluating critical strategic efforts for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Bray also served as IT chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the technology aspects of the bioterrorism program’s response to 9/11, anthrax in 2001, SARS, and other outbreaks.

Bray holds a doctorate in information systems, a master of science in public health informatics, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and biology from Emory University, alongside two post-doctoral associateships with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Collective Intelligence and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership for a Networked World program. He also serves as a visiting associate with the National Defense University.