Brian Epley currently serves as Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he leads day-to-day operations within the Office of the CIO and assists the CIO in the formation of the office’s strategic direction for the protection and modernization of IT, cybersecurity, and data usage across the DOE enterprise to achieve the Department’s business goals.
Brian joins the Department from the Environmental Protection Agency, where he served for nearly 7 years in leadership roles including Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management; Deputy CIO and Director of the Office of Information Technology Operations, and Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Environmental Information.
Brian is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years’ experience across public and private sectors. Throughout his career he has distinguished himself as an innovative change leader with the unique ability to deliver strategically aligned and value-add services. Prior government roles include Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 Technical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology and IT Services Director and Chief Information Security Officer for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. Brian also held various leadership roles in the private sector at the Computer Science Company, Northrop Grumman, and as the founding President of Inter Solve-IT focused on enterprise transformation, research and development, IT, and enterprise operations.
Brian served on the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business Society Board of Directors and Virginia State University IT Advisory Council Board of Directors. Brian received the Department of Veterans Affairs honor award for, “Getting to Green” on the President’s Management Agenda of Human Capital and the “Top 40 Under 40 Award” for service in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Brian holds a Master of Business Administration degree, International Business and a Bachelor of Science degree, Management Information Systems; both from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Brian was also selected and worked as a Ph.D. candidate, Information Security Assurance at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering and Computing.