William Bray

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

U.S. Navy

Mr. Bray serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN (RDT&E)) under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)). Mr. Bray is responsible for executive oversight of all matters related to RDT&E Budget Activities, Science and Engineering, Advanced Research and Development, Prototyping and Experimentation, and Test and Evaluation. He is also responsible for oversight and stewardship of the Department of Navy Research and Development Establishment including naval laboratories, warfare centers and systems centers.

Mr. Bray previously served as the Executive Director, Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), where he directed the acquisition and Fleet support of the Surface Navy’s 155 combat systems, weapons, radars, and related international and foreign military sales programs. The mission of PEO IWS is to develop, deliver and sustain operationally dominant naval combat systems for Sailors and Marines.

Mr. Bray served as the Director, Integrated Nuclear Weapons Safety and Security (SP30) in the Navy Strategic Systems Programs Office. In this capacity, Mr. Bray served as the senior advisor to the Director, Strategic Systems Programs on nuclear weapons safety and security, and earned the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. In August 2006, Mr. Bray was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and served as the Director, Integrated Combat Systems for PEO IWS, where he was the Major Program Manager (MPM) for Surface Navy Combat Systems, to include Aegis and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) ships, and also led systems engineering activities and Surface Navy Open Architecture strategy across the PEO. Mr. Bray started his career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, California, beginning his civil service career in December 1984.

Mr. Bray graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and also earned a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management, Engineering (SPRDE), and Test and Evaluation.