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Paul R. Brubaker -- Department of Transportation
Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Paul Brubaker was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) on June 18, 2007. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2007, and was sworn into office on August 8, 2007. As RITA Administrator, Mr. Brubaker leads the agency responsible for coordinating and reviewing DOT’s roughly $1 billion investment in research, development and technology, and is charged with advancing technologies that will improve the nation’s transportation system. RITA oversees the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Volpe Center, Intelligent Transportation Systems program, Transportation Safety Institute, and numerous cross-modal research initiatives. Mr. Brubaker previously served as CEO of Procentrix, a firm that helps organizations plan, manage and achieve measurable performance improvement through the effective use of process and technology. His diverse background and expertise positioned him with the ability to empower public sector transformation and drive new models for government efficiency. Prior to this role, Mr. Brubaker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SI International, one of the nation’s fastest growing government contractors. Mr. Brubaker previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) where he was the Department’s second highest-ranking technology official and supervised DoD’s $50 billion annual Information Technology expenditure. He drove the transformation of many of DoD’s business and war-fighting processes including personnel, logistics, finance and command and control, and supervised the Department’s electronic business activity including implementation of paperless contracting initiatives, travel process management and electronic mail. He was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal (with bronze palm) for his efforts on behalf of the Department. Before serving at DoD, Mr. Brubaker held various executive positions within the public and private sectors, including Vice President of Strategic Programs for Litton PRC, Vice President of Business Development for Federal Data Corporation, and in senior positions within the U.S. Senate and General Accounting Office. While serving as Republican Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Mr. Brubaker was the principal staff architect of the Clinger Cohen Act while working for then-Senator William S. Cohen (R-Maine). He has also won numerous awards including the Association for Information Resource Management’s (AFFIRM) Government Executive Leadership Award in 2000. He was named to Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 in 1996 and 2002, and was appointed to the board of the Virginia Innovative Technology Authority in 1998 where he served as chairman from 2001 to 2003. He recently ended terms as chairman of the technical committee of the Armed Force Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and president of its D.C. Chapter. Mr. Brubaker holds a B.A. from Youngstown State University and a M.P.A. from Kent State University, and is very active with the Churchill Centre. He lives with his family in Oakton, Virginia.

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