Full Name
Paul Brubaker
Job Title
Deputy CIO
Speaker Bio
Mr. Brubaker currently serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, Strategic Integration of Emerging Concepts within the Business Integration and Outcome Services Organization as part of the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). Mr. Brubaker has served in this role since January of 2022. Mr. Brubaker oversees a variety of high-profile initiatives including the formulation of the data technology portfolio, ensuring the successful technical integration of the enterprise supply chain initiative and and is charged with identifying and planning for the introduction of future innovative technologies that will impact the mission and operation of the Department.

Mr. Brubaker has also served the as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Account Management (AMO) for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology (OIT). In this role, he provided real-time, strategic leadership to the IT team, the three VA Administrations and VA Staff Offices what innovative technological tools that best supports the VA mission to our nations Veterans.

Prior to joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Brubaker served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity for the Department of Energy (DoE). Mr. Brubaker led a team responsible for developing and executing plans for applied research at DoE’s National Labs, academia and industry. His team created a hardened and resilient energy sector capable of identifying, isolating and mitigating cyber-attacks while maintaining critical operations. His key achievements resulted in the awarded of $50M in cooperative research studies to transform cybersecurity in the Energy Sector.

Prior to joining DoE, Mr. Brubaker served as the Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps) Transformation Executive for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology. He supported the DevSecOps mission of improving customer experience and Veteran outcomes by enabling teams to deploy innovations, applications, and system upgrades more frequently and rapidly.

Previously, Mr. Brubaker led the Alliance for Transportation Innovation, advocating for policies and programs to dramatically improve the safe, efficient, and sustainable movement of people and goods. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and was appointed and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) under President George W. Bush.

Mr. Brubaker’s previous experience includes executive positions at Cisco Systems, SI International, and Litton PRC. He has also served in the federal government as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DCIO); U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Governmental Affairs; and for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (US GAO).

Mr. Brubaker is a recipient of the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service (with palm device), the Secretary’s Gold Medal from the USDOT, AFFIRM Federal IT Executive of the Year, and is a two-time Fed 100 winner.
Paul Brubaker