Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management (PWPM)
Mr. Brent Ingraham is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management (PWPM). In this position, he is responsible for managing and analyzing major platforms and weapons capability portfolios across the Department - to include air, surface, cyber, and electronic warfare systems.
Previously, Mr. Ingraham served as the Executive Director, Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC), with responsibilities for monitoring the progress and completion of actions to satisfy Urgent Operational Needs (UONs) identified by the combatant commands. He also served as the Acting Executive Secretary to the Warfighter Senior Integration Group (SIG). Prior to the JRAC, he served as the Director of Surface Warfare at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management Directorate. Previously, Mr. Ingraham served as the Technical Director of Unmanned Systems at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, where he was responsible for the acquisition, policy, governance, and developing technology roadmaps for unmanned, robotic and autonomous systems portfolio.
Mr. Ingraham began his career in the automotive industry, as a powertrain engineer, responsible for development and production of domestic and international powertrain systems, while providing a principal role in forming global automotive partnerships. In 2010, he joined the federal government supporting the Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle as the Chief Engineer for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, with responsibilities for the engineering, production and fielding of urgent lifesaving technology. In 2013, he was awarded the Navy’s Top Scientist and Engineer of the Year Award for his work with vehicle survivability. In 2014, Mr. Ingraham was assigned to United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) with responsibility for developing strategic plans and bilateral defense frameworks. Then, he returned to support Marine Corps Combat Development Command’s development and transitioning warfighting capabilities.
Mr. Ingraham received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 from the University of New Hampshire. Over his career Mr. Ingraham has received numerous citations and accolades for his contributions and dedication while in industry and during his career in the Department of Defense. He has received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, the Navy’s Top Scientist and Engineer of the Year Award, and two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards. Most recently, he was awarded the 2019 Federal Computer Weekly FED 100 Award, which celebrates exceptional individuals from both industry and government, who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.