Dr. Stephen Bryen has 40 years of experience in government and industry. He has served as a senior staff director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as the Executive Director of a grass roots political organization, as the head of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Trade Security Policy, as the founder and first director of the Defense Technology Security Administration, as the President of Delta Tech Inc., as the President of Finmeccanica North America, and as a Commissioner of the U.S. China Security Review Commission. Dr. Bryen’s extensive experience and high effectiveness has earned him the highest civilian awards of the U.S. Defense Department on two occasions and established him as a proven government, civic and business leader in Washington D.C. and internationally.
Morley Safer of the CBS Program 60 Minutes said: “Dr. Bryen was the Pentagon’s top cop, the man whose job it was to ensure that sensitive technology would be kept from enemies, potential enemies and questionable allies.”
Eileen Shannon of Time Magazine said “Steve Bryen is the Yoda of the arms trade. Formerly the Defense Department’s export czar, he knows every sinkhole in the regulatory swamp. Ignore him at your peril…”
US Senator John Heinz said “I agree with Steve Bryen about the need to keep asking our allies to do more.”
“Bryen came to private industry after a career in government, but even there he was an innovator and entrepreneur. … A key part of Bryen’s portfolio was managing and shepherding US-allied technological cooperation in pursuit of the common defense.” -David Silverberg in Homeland Security Magazine (now HSToday).
Talking about Stuxnet Steve Bryen said: “[Wired’s] article makes it clear that Stuxnet was designed to kill Iran’s centrifuges. I frankly don’t understand how it can be described by Wired as the ‘most menacing malware in history…’ It seems to me maybe it was the best malware in history.”
Herb Krosney in his Chapter Men of the Pentagon (Deadly Business, Four Walls Eight Windows) wrote: “Surprisingly to some, the Reagan Administration attracted a select few of the ‘best and brightest’ to its ranks to help control sensitive exports. Among them, Stephen Bryen…”
In Common Defense Quarterly Dr. Bryen wrote: “The first technology transfer recorded where iron making was passed from the Philistines to King David had consequences just as the transfer of super computing technology to China has consequences today.”
Stephen Bryen is the author of the Amazon book “Essays in Technology, Security and Strategy.” In reviewing the book noted author and terrorism expert Rachel Ehrenfeld says: “These interesting, colorful and engaging essays demonstrate deep understanding of what led to exacerbate the technological, foreign policy and national security challenges facing America today.”
Stephen Bryen also is the author of “Technology Security and National Power: Winners and Losers” available at major books stores and outlets in hard back, paper and electronic versions, published by Transaction Publishers.
As Dr. Bryen wrote for inFocus Magazine, “As NATO has become wider, it has become shallower and less able to meet its own standards for the defense of its members. And a weak NATO may in fact be worse than no NATO at all.”
Stephen Bryen was twice awarded the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Public Service Medal.