Joseph Bradley

U.S. Air Force
Director, Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems
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Mr. Bradley, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems and the Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Mr. Bradley entered federal service in 1983 as an Electrical Engineer at the Naval Underwater Systems Center (now the Naval Undersea Warfare Center), in Newport, Rhode Island, performing systems engineering on the OHIO Class ICBM Submarines. Since then, he has served in a broad range of senior engineering and program management positions in acquisition, sustainment, cyber security, and science and technology organizations supporting U.S. Air Force warfighters. In his previous position, Mr. Bradley was the Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of technical policies, processes, and standards for more than 400 scientific, engineering and cyber professionals. As the Chief Systems Engineer for the Strategic Systems Program Executive Officer, he was responsible for systems engineering for programs acquired and sustained across the Nuclear Enterprise. As the Nuclear Weapons Center’s representative on the Air Force’s Cyber Resiliency Task Force, he was responsible for initiatives and activities aimed at identification and mitigation of cyber threats.

Previously, Mr. Bradley was the Deputy Director of Strategy, Operations and Resources for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force’s International Affairs Office (SAF/IA) at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Bradley was responsible for ensuring that U.S. Air Force International Strategy supported National Policy and Combatant Command objectives. Mr. Bradley authored the SAF/IA Strategic Plan incorporating newly developed goals and objectives and revised the organizational vision to reflect the United States’ strategic shift to the Pacific. He identified International Program benefits to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base and provided monthly talking points for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Secretary of the Air Force.

Prior to his career-broadening tour at the Pentagon, Mr. Bradley was the Director of Engineering/Chief Systems Engineer for the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Battle Management at Hanscom AFB. Mr. Bradley was responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of more than 180 programs within the $140 billion portfolio. In addition, he provided engineering leadership, guidance and oversight to more than 1300 scientists and engineers.

Mr. Bradley has held leadership positions in the private sector and ran his own business before returning to federal service in 2008. Mr. Bradley provided systems engineering support to acquisition programs including the Objective Gateway Program, the Airborne Warning and Control System, the Digital Airspace Surveillance RADAR, the Joint Mission Planning System, and the Cooperative Engagement Capability initiative. Mr. Bradley also supported significant strategic U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales initiatives including the Saudi Arabian Air Force Command and Control System, the Eastern European Air Sovereignty Operations Center and the Baltic Regional Air Surveillance Coordination Center.