Christian Brutus

Spring 2022 Integrated Program Management (IPM) Division Meeting
Jean Christian Brutus P.E. is the Acting Deputy Director of the EVMS Center, Portfolio Management & Business Integration (PM&BI) Directorate, Headquarters, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). 

Mr. Brutus began his Government career supporting the United States (U.S.) Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland as a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Program systems evaluator in 2010. While serving as a civilian in the Army, he joined the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to provide project leadership and technical acquisition expertise to U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Program Executive Office Command Control Communications (PEO C3T) Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T). Mr. Brutus joined the DCMA Twin Cities Contract Management Office (CMO) in 2015, supporting engineering and Earned Value (EV) Program Analysis surveillance along with Technical Support to Negotiations (TSN), Technical Support to Indirect Costs (TSI), and Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) reviews. In 2017, Mr. Brutus joined the DCMA Headquarters Earned Value Management System Center (EVMSC) where he still serves today.   

Throughout his tenure at the EVMSC, he has consistently and intentionally increased his level of responsibility from an EVMS Analyst with site lead oversight responsibilities, to Corporate Segment Lead, and Group Lead overseeing multiple contractors. As the current DCMA EVMSC General EVMS Group Lead, Mr. Brutus manages a team that oversees 10 contractors EVMS and any additional emerging requirements in support of federal acquisition programs. His group is also responsible for coordinating key internal high value/risk EVMS mission to include resource and workload modeling. Lastly, Mr. Brutus’ team is responsible for external taskers, requests for information, and formal response requests. 

Since he joined the DCMA EVMSC, Mr. Brutus’ focus area has been in the Tooling area where he has and continues to facilitate automated and efficient cost and schedule data processing (i.e., acquisition, ingestion, transformation, cleaning, formatting, and validation). In his current role as the EVMSC Tools Team Lead, he supports internal and external information technology modernization efforts for the center. His expertise and thirst for automation within the Department of Defense (DoD) is driven by is engineering experience in private industry (Flagpoles Incorporated), prior to joining the government, where he designed, fabricated, tested, and evaluated automated machines to assist the manufacturing of military and lighting equipment. 

Whether face-to-face or in a virtual environment, Mr. Brutus has demonstrated his ability to lead and mentor employees, and to represent the agency's policies and positions in government and industry working groups, conferences, and committees. With his various work experience and leadership trainings from the DoD, he is able to simultaneously evaluate, manage, and coordinate several initiatives with a particular focus on high value/risk scope. While working in a virtual environment through the COVID pandemic, he facilitated partnerships with several agencies throughout the U.S. to complete multiple high visibility surveillance events and reviews. 

Mr. Brutus has a Bachelor & Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University and a second Master’s Degree in General Administration with a focus on Resource Management from Central Michigan University. He is Level III DAWIA certified in Business Financial Management, Systems Planning, Research, Development, & Engineering, and Test & Evaluation. He is also Level II certified in Program Management and Level I certified in Life Cycle Logistics. Mr. Brutus maintains a Professional Engineering (PE) License and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified. 

Mr. Brutus is married to his wife, a K-12 Spanish teacher with a Master of Arts specializing in immersion programs’ curriculum development and has two children.