The Department of Defense today announced that Bradley M. Berkson has assumed the position of director for program analysis and evaluation.
Berkson, who is simultaneously serving as the acting deputy under secretary of defense (logistics and materiel readiness), replaces Ken Krieg, who was sworn in as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
The former president of NEW Customer Service Companies Inc., and founder and former CEO of IP-Mill Inc., Berkson joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense in January 2003, serving as director, studies and analysis for the senior executive council.
Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts at IP-Mill Inc, Berkson was a partner at McKinsey & Company Inc., a leading international management consultancy. At McKinsey, he co-led the firms corporate strategy and finance, innovation and technology management, and energy practices.
Berkson holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering, cum laude from the University of Tulsa, and graduated with a Master of Business Administration with scholastic honors from Harvard University. He is a pilot and flies as a volunteer for several mercy medical airlift organizations, transporting cancer and other patients, and their relatives for treatment.
As director of program analysis and evaluation, Berkson will provide independent analytic advice to the secretary of defense regarding alternative weapon systems and force structures, the development and evaluation of defense program alternatives, and the cost effectiveness of defense systems. His office conducts analysis and offers advice in a number of related areas, and is responsible for the management of the departments programming systems.