Bryan C. Jack
Bryan Creed Jack, Ph.D., was Director of the Programming and Fiscal Economics Division in the Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E), in the Department of Defense. His responsibilities included the design and maintenance of the Future Years Defense Program and the development of the fiscal guidance by which the Secretary of Defense annually allocates funding to the military departments and defense agencies. Dr. Jack joined the Defense Department as an analyst in PA&E’s Strategic Forces Division in 1978. His career was marked by significant contributions to the analysis of U.S.-Soviet positions in the SALT II and START negotiations, to studies of force and program improvements for the NATO alliance, to cost analysis of strategic and other weapons systems, and to the operation and modernization of the department’s Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System. Dr. Jack was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 1995. He was twice awarded the Defense Exceptional Service Medal, in 1998 and 2000.
Dr. Jack graduated from Lee High School in Tyler, Texas in 1970 as a National Merit Scholar and the male Presidential Scholar for the State of Texas. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with honors in 1974 and studied in Japan as a Henry Luce Scholar in 1974-1975. Dr. Jack was a graduate student at CalTech and assis- tant to Albert Wohlstetter in 1975-1976, and received an M.B.A. from Leland Stanford University in 1978. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Maryland in 1991. In 2000, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Economics at The George Washington University.