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Name: Brubaker, Paul
Current Position: Previous Administrator
Paul Brubaker served as administrator of  Research and Innovative Technology for the Department of Transportation frome August 8, 2007, until the end of the administration of George W. Bush. Brubaker holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Youngstown State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University.
Brubaker first held various executive positions. He worked as vice president of strategic programs for Litton PRC, an information technology consulting firm. He also served as vice president of business development for a software company, Federal Data Corporation, and, between 1991 and 1996, held senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate and the General Accounting Office (renamed the Government Accountability Office in 2004). According to his RITA biography, Brubaker was “the principal staff architect” of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, while serving as Republican staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management.
Brubaker went on to serve as a deputy assistant secretary and deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense between 1999 and 2001. He was responsible for overseeing the department’s annual information technology budget of $50 billion, receiving the Distinguished Public Service Medal for his efforts.
In 2001, he became president and general manager of Commerce One e-Government Solutions. Brubaker, two other executives and three investors bought out the firm in 2002, and Brubaker became chief executive officer after renaming the company Aquilent. One year later, Brubaker got a new job as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for SI International, a prominent contractor for the federal government. Prior to being named RITA administrator, Brubaker served as chief executive officer for the consulting firm Procentrix, which helps organizations become more efficient by adopting new procedures and technologies.
President George W. Bush nominated Brubaker to serve as RITA administrator on June 18, 2007. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on Aug. 3, 2007, and he assumed the position five days later.
Brubaker was appointed to the board of the Virginia Innovative Technology Authority in 1998, and served as board chairman for two years starting in 2001. He has also served as chairman of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s technical committee and as president of the association’s chapter in Washington, D.C. He is reportedly active in The Churchill Centre, which promotes the works and deeds of Winston Churchill.


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