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Mr. William "Bill" Brickner

Directorate Lead of Technical Analysis & Engineering Services Directorate (TA & ESD), Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC)

Mr. William Brickner is the Director, Technical Analysis & Engineering Services Directorate (TA & ESD), Joint Tactical Networking Center effective June 2014. Previously, he served as the Assistant Product Manager, Ground Domain Waveforms under the Program Manager-Joint Tactical Networks. In his current role he is responsible for overseeing the technical assessments for compliance and certification of wireless communications products for interoperability, security, and affordability. The Directorate also provides technical assessments and analysis of candidate DoD Waveform Information Repository products with regard to applicable DoD policies and adherence to DoD Waveform Standards including Software Communications Architecture and Application Program Interfaces.
Before joining the JTNC, Mr. Brickner served as the Assistant Product Manager for current and future force common waveform software for JPEO-JTRS and JTNC. As the Assistant Product Manager for Ground Domain Waveforms, he was responsible for cost, schedule and performance, and life cycle management for the development and sustainment of both legacy waveform (SINCGARS) and networking waveform (Soldier Radio Waveform and Wideband Networking Waveform) software applications. He also served as the Contracting Officer’s Representative during his tenure on four developmental and software sustainment contracts.
Mr. Brickner joined the United States Army in 1992 and his previous assignments include Commander, Headquarters and Services Company, US Army South (ARSOUTH), the G-6 Plans Officer, ARSOUTH, the JOC Executive Officer, CJTF-HOA J-3, the Aide-de-Camp for the 44th MEDCOM Commander, the S-6 for the 44th MEDCOM (FWD), the Executive Officer and Platoon Leader (TROPO) in the 514th Signal Company (Long Range Extension), 50th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to receiving his commission, Mr. Brickner was stationed as a Combat Medic with USAMEDDAC- Wurzburg, Germany; 307th FSB, 82nd ABN Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 4th FSB, 4th INF Division, 1-22nd INF BN, 4th INF Division, and 3-41st INF BN, 2nd AR Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He has been deployed three times; OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 1, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06 and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (CJTF-HOA).
Mr. Brickner holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University. Mr. Brickner has been a member of the Acquisition Professional Community since 2010 and maintains Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in Program Management.