Director, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications
Dr. Todd Sriver is the Director of Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3), within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)). In this position, he is responsible for the comprehensive development of NC3 plans, policy guidance, and management standards and recommends resource allocations and direction for the programs, projects, and systems within the NC3 portfolio.
Dr. Sriver leads the analysis of the NC3 portfolio to achieve mission and program outcomes (cost, schedule, performance, risk, and security); establishes and maintains the portfolio system of systems risk management plan to identify, mitigate and track enterprise risks; establishes enterprise security construct to monitor and report on cyber and supply chain risks, issues, and mitigation plans; and develops mission focused future capability plans to inform NC3 modernization investment decisions.
Dr. Sriver partners with U.S. Strategic Command to address acquisition, resource, and policy challenges to inform operational risk assessment, and ensure the modernization of a secure, effective, and resilient NC3 system for the nation’s nuclear deterrent.
Dr. Sriver was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served in uniform for 27 years, retiring as a Colonel. In his last seven years, he served as Chief of the NC3 Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters United States Air Force, where he led a division responsible for developing NC3 plans and policies, integrating NC3 governance, sustainment, modernization, and recapitalization efforts to ensure reliable Air Force NC3 capabilities. During his Air Force career, Dr. Sriver commanded a Manpower Requirements Squadron, and served in various roles at the Squadron, Center, Major Command, Air Staff, and Joint Staff levels.
Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Dr. Sriver worked for the MITRE Corporation as a NC3 Principal Systems Engineer. While at MITRE, his efforts focused on next generation NC3, integration of NC3 with Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), and support to the Joint Staff, USSTRATCOM NC3 Enterprise Center, and military services with NC3 missions.
Dr. Sriver hails from South Bend, Indiana and attended Purdue University, earning a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He also holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, as well as a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University. He has published one journal article, two peer reviewed conference papers, and co-authored a book chapter in the 2007 edition of Methods for Conducting Military Operational Analysis.