F. Brett Berlin brings over 45 years of experience to his passion for new value creation in his roles as executive consultant, strategist, policy entrepreneur and mentor. Currently, Berlin holds a full-time teaching faculty appointment within the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering; in this position, he leads the faculty team for and coordinates the Data Analytics Engineering M.S. Capstone Program.
Previously, Berlin has served as: Chief Scientist, WareOnEarth Communications Vice Chairman & Founder, Institute for Clinical Information; Vice President, Kendall Square Research; Vice President, Cray Research, Inc.; Director, Strategic Program Development, Rockwell International; Senior Consultant, FEDSIM(early Federal infosystem acquisition strategy consulting & innovation); and other executive positions, boards and advisory appointments relating to complex information policy challenges and competitive strategies for national security, federal missions, research, and entrepreneurial innovation. His Air Force military service as an active and then reserve officer (computer scientist) spanned 22 years.
Berlin contributions were seminal in establishment of the National High Performance Computing and Communications Initiative; the DoD HPC Modernization Program; and the SDI National Test Bed Program (“simulation-based acquisition”), and the White House Council on Competitiveness (Bush ’41). He has testified before Congressional committees on technology competitiveness: high performance computing and innovation policy, technology transfer and competitiveness policy, and SBIC tech venture funding. He also co-authored the Mission Engineering® approach to systems engineering.