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ECE Centennial Celebration


ECE Centennial Forum:
"The Future of Information Systems & Communications"

Douglas Himberger

VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

PhotoDr. Douglas Himberger, a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the Firm’s efforts in information analysis supporting Homeland Security (HLS) and Homeland Defense (HLD).  He and his staff address survivability and vulnerability, as well as information and infrastructure assurance requirements for HLS, HLD, and enterprise resilience and assurance efforts across a wide range of Government and commercial clients. 

He is one of the leaders of the Firm’s Security team, supporting key clients including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services, and various law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies.  He also leads the Firm’s Global Risks Initiative Task Force, as well as the Pandemic Task Force, supporting Government and industry in preparedness, resiliency, and continuity of operations.

Dr. Himberger leads the Firm’s efforts supporting FEMA, providing a broad spectrum of preparedness, planning, response, and recovery skill sets.  His team uniquely responds to national and regional requirements in the areas of emergency management, crisis response, and disaster operations, and disaster recovery.

He is part of the leadership for the Firm’s Science and Technology (S&T) service offering, drawing together a broad spectrum of scientists, technologists, engineers, and related experts to support DHS, DOD, and other government agencies and activities.  These technical staff support a wide range of efforts from basic research planning to technology transition. 

Prior to Booz Allen, Dr. Himberger served as the Technical Director of GTE/BBN Laboratories’ Sensors & Systems Technology Division, where he supported DARPA, DOD laboratories and acquisition commands, and various international (e.g., Japan, UK) defense and commercial efforts.  He led modeling and simulation efforts, as well as development of operational systems to provide direct support to combat missions.

Before GTE/BBN, he served as the Chief Scientist of Epoch Engineering, where he led the development of various defense and industrial sensors and systems, including those supporting the healthcare and transportation communities. 

Prior to Epoch, Dr. Himberger was the Acoustic Sensors Branch Head within the Office of Naval Intelligence.  He has also received various research grants (e.g., National Science Foundation, etc.) to conduct R&D efforts, and has taught in a number of varied settings.

Dr. Himberger is the Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of Safe America, a not-for-profit organization supporting safety and resiliency across businesses and communities.  He is a member of numerous professional societies and volunteer organizations.

Dr. Himberger earned a BS degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University (in Physics), and MS and PhD degrees from Georgetown University (also in Physics).

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