Derrick Brouhard is a Portfolio Manager within the Global Security Division at the Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus. The DOE’s newest state-of-the art manufacturing facility provides diverse engineering, advanced manufacturing and secure sourcing services for national security.
Global Security delivers engineering solutions and quick response to classified national security challenges for other government agencies, supporting such mission areas as WMD proliferation deterrence, counter terrorism, and supply chain surety. In his role, Brouhard is responsible for leading technology development and project execution around RF capabilities, specialized electronic product designs, and small satellite product realization and testing.
Brouhard has spent much of his career at the Department of Energy's Kansas City National Security Campus (formerly the DOE/NNSA Kansas City Plant) and Sandia National Laboratories. Most recently he has served as a Technical Manager managing several projects from design to production involving microelectronics and advanced RF technologies. He also served as an R&D Program Manager at Sandia leading the development of advanced microwave imaging systems deployed on UAVs, SIGINT/EW airborne collection systems and communication systems, and advanced IR space payloads. Derrick has led several technology development efforts with several sponsors across the Intelligence Community as well as DoD partners and the DOE/NNSA.
He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and completed his MS in electrical engineering with Academic Honors from the University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign. His graduate studies were centered on Digital Signal Processing and Communications Systems, with research around VLSI designs for adaptive filters and software defined radios using DSPs. Brouhard also holds an MBA from the University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign and a Project Management Masters Certificate from George Washington University. He has held his PMP certification since 2008 and helped establish the PMO at Sandia National Laboratories for their Applied Technologies Division.