Mr. Jeffrey Brewer is the US co-director of the London Tech Bridge, a collaboration between the US Navy and Royal Navy to foster connectivity, agility, and innovation. It supports dialogue, joint investment, and cooperative development between two navies as they endeavor to advance from Interoperability to Interchangeability. Set in Central London’s booming technology ecosystem spanning academia, industry, and government, it is ideally positioned to harness technology faster for Sailors and Marines.
Previously, he was the Technology Maturation & Transition Division Director for the Naval Sea Systems Command Technology Office (NAVSEA-05T). During this assignment, he oversaw a broad portfolio of research and development programs with a focus on transitioning technology to the US Navy fleet. This $175MM portfolio included the NAVSEA Small Business Innovative Research program, cross-platform ship technologies, future fleet planning, and fleet operational energy programs.
Prior to this, he led the F-35 Joint Program Office Strategic Initiatives team. This group conducted projects to transform the organization from within by applying technology and developing new processes. He played a critical role in developing several strategic policy documents for the program, including its Concept of Operations, Digital Strategy, and Strategic Sourcing Plan.
He served as the science and technology analyst for the OPNAV Surface Warfare Division (N96). He managed the Division’s interactions with the science and technology community, including the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DoD research laboratories, and academia.
From 2009 to 2015, he led the Continuous Process Improvement Program at the Navy International Programs Office. He began his career as an engineer in the Aircraft Survivability Division at the Naval Air Systems Command. He supported the F-35, the presidential helicopter, the MH-60, and various unmanned aerial vehicles. He has experience in stealth technology, low observables, ballistics and lightweight armor, acoustics, and infrared and radio frequency countermeasures.
Mr. Brewer has a degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and certifications in both Program Management and Systems Engineering from the Defense Acquisition University. He is an American Society of Quality certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has been practicing process improvement since 2006.
Jeff and his wife Heather live in London, their base for exploring the UK and Europe for the next three years. He enjoys hiking, biking, travelling, and brewing.