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Deputy General Manager, National Security Programs & OperationsBechtel NevadaMr. Sheridan is currently serving as the Deputy General Manager for National Security Response Programs & Operations at Bechtel Nevada.He is responsible for the management of four major programs: Combating Terrorism, The National Security Response, Environmental Management, Defense & Civil.
In addition to his program responsibilities, he also oversees the Remote Sensing Laboratory (based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland), and the Special Technologies Laboratory Operations (based in Santa Barbara, California).Before working with Bechtel Nevada, Mr. Sheridan served as the Vice President for Strategic Programs, Bechtel National Incorporated (BNI), where he was responsible for business development for the Combating Terrorism and Homeland Defense markets.Prior to his assignment at BNI, Mr. Sheridan served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SOLIC) at the Department of Defense.He had five direct report Deputy Assistant Secretaries responsible for: Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance, Special Operations, Combating Terrorism, Drug Enforcement, and Inter-American Affairs.
He previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in SOLIC and before that as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Support.Before entering the Pentagon, Mr. Sheridan worked as a Consultant for Frank Lynn & Associates, a marketing consulting firm in Chicago.Prior to consulting, Mr. Sheridan worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.His educational background includes a BA from Boston College (1982); an MSFS from Georgetown University (1985); and an MBA from the University of Chicago (1991).
Mr. Sheridan is married to Anne Sheridan and they have three children: Connor (age 11); Patrick (age 9); and Sloan (age 7).
Brian Sheridan, the soon departing Assistant Secretary of Defense, summed it up: "General Powell, I will be leaving when the administration changes.
Brian Sheridan, President Clinton's outgoing assistant secretary of Defense for special operations and low intensity conflict, was astonished when his offers during the transition to bring the new Pentagon leadership up to speed on terrorism were brushed aside.
The Commission interviewed Brian Sheridan, the Assistant Secretary for Special Operatoins and Low Intensity Conflict (SOLIC) during the period Able Danger was in existence; as well as several other senior and mid-level managers in SOLIC.
The highest level on the civilian side that I'm directly knowledgeable of was that the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict was aware because I briefed him on this. [Editor's Note: Brian E. Sheridan held that assistant secretary position at the time.]
He received a briefing from me [in 2000] on Stratus Ivy, my unit, and I gave him information on what we were doing for Able Danger.
His comment to me was, "You need to get on those guys and push them harder.
Mr. Sheridan is currently a Marketing and Business Development Manager for the Federal Telecoms sector of Bechtel National, Inc.He brings more than 20 years of experience working in the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security fields. From 2001 through 2006, he was Deputy General Manager at Bechtel Nevada, the operating and maintenance contractor for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Test Site.He managed over 650 people at the Test Site, the Remote Sensing Laboratory, and the Special Technologies Laboratory.He executed a wide variety of technology development, test and evaluation, and training and exercise activities in support of the intelligence community and military, as well as the emergency response capabilities for the Department of Energy.From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Sheridan served at the Department of Defense in a series of positions culminating in service as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.As such, he was the highest-ranking Pentagon civilian in special operations, counterterrorism, and drug interdiction, with budget authority for $5 billion annually, including research, development, acquisition, and deployment of numerous C4ISR programs and activities.In this position he worked extensively with the law enforcement and intelligence community, as the department deployed numerous information technology and intelligence programs in support of the nation's counterdrug efforts.Previously, Mr. Sheridan worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Sheridan earned a BA degree in political science at Boston College, an MSFS in national security studies at Georgetown University, and an MBA in finance and marketing at the University of Chicago.
Brian Sheridan Rejoins Bechtel As Defense, Security Business GM; Craig Albert Comments(Executive Mosaic) Brian Sheridan, who previously managed projects at Bechtel Corp. for 10 years, has rejoined the company as general manager of U.S. defense and security business line within its government services unit...
Brian Sheridan Joins BAE Systems Intelligence & Security Sector
Brian Sheridan joins BAE Systems' Intelligence & Security sector as vice president and deputy general manager of strategic initiatives and global business.Sheridan will report to John Gannon, president of BAE Systems' I&S, for this newly created position.
Before BAE Systems, Sheridan worked at Bechtel as the deputy project manager for the Dulles Metro Corridor Project.
"I've had the pleasure of working and collaborating with Brian and know how much he's respected in the intelligence community," Gannon said.
"Our customers' needs are constantly changing and evolving, and Brian brings the insight, knowledge and experience that will help us to help them to stay one step ahead of their needs."
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