Anthony Brescia

NAWCAD Avionics
Sensors and Electronic Warfare Department’s S&T Director
NDIA SBIR Topic Workshop
Mr Brescia currently serves as the NAWCAD Avionics, Sensors and E*Warfare Department’s S&T Director. He manages the Department’s S&T portfolio, EMILY/AMY/NIX USV, and multiple inter-government development efforts. Winner of the 2020 SBA’s Tibbetts Award – individual category. Serves as USAF AFWERX fellow.

Mr. Brescia possesses an extremely diverse technical background, having served in all aspects of ASW analysis, unmanned systems and assessment during his career. He has been involved in a wide variety of technical programs, ranging from science and technology/research and development to in-service engineering. From 2009 to 2016 served as OUSD(I) Advanced Sensors Application Program’s Technical Director and Airborne Magnetics Lead. In 2003 at NAVAIR, he was selected as the Manager for Advanced Systems Concepts, leading multi-organization elite teams in developing and outfitting systems concepts for emerging naval EOD and Riverine Teams in Theater. He served as the program manager for the Silver Fox UAS, Coyote UAS, sensor payloads and alternate airframes, anti-submarine warfare underwater systems, and liaison with Special Warfare groups, foreign defense establishments, and other Government agencies. He was the US National Committee representative for the Bristol UAV Conference.

Mr. Brescia was an Army Corps of Engineer officer having served on active duty and in the Reserves until 1991. He served as the Navy's Director of Science and Technology Resources from 1999 to 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, a master of science degree in engineering science w/computer design from Pennsylvania State University, and a master degree in national security strategy from the National War College.