Bradley M. Berkson

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Bradley Berkson
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United States Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
In office
2005–2009
Preceded byKenneth J. Krieg
Succeeded byChristine H. Fox
Personal details
BornFebruary 26, 1963
Gallup NM
Political partyRepublican

Bradley M. Berkson (born February 26, 1963) was the last United States Department of Defense Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, a position retitled Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. Berkson also served as the Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness now termed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. Berkson led Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force.[1] Berkson served in the Bush Administration and remained in the Obama Administration until April, 2009.

Early life and career[edit]

Brad Berkson graduated from The University of Tulsa in 1985 with a B.S. in petroleum engineering and from the Harvard Business School in 1991 with a MBA. He was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2009.

He was an Engineer for Exxon Corporation who worked on the Prudhoe Bay field on Alaska's North Slope. After Harvard, Berkson joined McKinsey & Company where he became a Partner in 1997. After starting a company in 2000 which sold to N E W Customer Service Companies Inc six months later, he was named President at NEW.

Director, Program Analysis & Evaluation[edit]

In February 2003, Berkson joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. In 2004 he became the senior logistician for Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a post now titled Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. In May 2005, Berkson was chosen by Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to be Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) [2] a position retitled Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. He served in that post through the end of the Bush Administration and assisted Secretary Robert Gates throughout the transition to the Obama Administration until April 2009. During his last year at the Pentagon Secretary Robert Gates tapped Berkson to head his Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force.[1]

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