Christopher Zember

Deputy Director, Information Analysis Centers
Department of Defense, Information Analysis Centers (IACs)
Christopher Zember is the Deputy Director of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers (IACs), under oversight of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this position, he is responsible for operational management and policy guidance for 10 IACs, comprising a $14 billion portfolio in technical research and analysis. With nearly 6,000 scientists and engineers in 49 states, IACs provide strategic studies and build communities of interest in areas of critical importance to the DoD, including energy technologies and strategy, cyber operations, weapon systems, and homeland defense. Prior to his current position, Mr. Zember led the Strategy and Operations practice for a small consulting firm and also served as a member of the core research team in a congressionally-chartered effort to rewrite the National Security Act. Mr. Zember holds a B.A. in English from Harding University and a M.P.A. from American University.