Paul Brubaker has an unusual blend of private and public sector experience. In the public sector, he has served in both the legislative and executive braches of the U.S. federal government. During his service in legislative branch Paul worked for the General Accounting Office auditing government programs, as a detail to the Senate Appropriations Committee, and eventually became minority staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management where he worked on a number of reform efforts including leading the effort that resulted in passage of the Information Technology Management Reform Act (now known as the Clinger-Cohen Act) linking federal investment in technology to measurable improvements in mission performance and establishing CIO positions in major federal agencies.
In 1998, Paul was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Chief Information Officer and in 2007 Paul was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Administrator for Research, Innovation and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation where he recently left to join Cisco Systems, Inc..
In the private sector, Paul founded two successful small businesses and has worked in a number of senior strategy positions with government contractors including: Litton PRC; Commerce One; and SI International. At SI international, he served as executive vice president and led the government and investor relations activities while serving as chief marketing officer where he also re-engineered and automated a number of sales and proposal processes. While at Commerce One, Paul led a management buy out of the firm's public sector professional services unit which he took private.
In his spare time, he has served as the Chairman of the Virginia Innovative Technology Authority, Chairman of the Technology Committee and president of the D.C. Chapter of the International Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and is very active in the Churchill Centre. For his work in government Paul has received numerous awards including the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal (with palm device); The Gold Medal from the Department of Transportation; the Association for Federal Information Resource Management Federal Executive of the Year in 2000; and was a two time winner of the federal 100 award from Federal Computer Week.