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Geoffrey Bryce (SES)

Geoffrey Bryce currently serves as the Chief Deterrence Technology Officer (CDTO) for the Department of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) and is responsible for overseeing the development and dissemination of technology for nuclear weapons systems.
He is also responsible for establishing and directing research and exploratory development programs in support of follow on sea-based Strategic Weapon Systems and provides executive leadership for the Navy for all matters relating to Arms Control Treaty implementation.
In his previous role he served as the Assistant for System Integration and Compatibility for SSP, where Mr. Bryce was responsible for management of the overall systems engineering process for the TRIDENT II Strategic Weapon System (SWS) installed on OHIO-class SSBNs and all conventional weapons systems assigned to SSP’s oversight. Additionally, he oversaw platform modernization, test evaluation, requirements and accuracy assessment, and weapons safety associated with the Trident II SWS. Most notably, Mr. Bryce was responsible for implementing Model-Based Engineering within SSP and its industry partners through a System Engineering Transformation initiative.
Mr. Bryce entered the Senior Executive Service in April 2017 and has more than 19 years of federal service. Mr. Bryce began his career at BAE Systems in 1997 supporting the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) and Attack Weapon System (AWS) Programs. In this post, he acted as an engineering supervisor, developing system engineering best practices for the TRIDENT D-5 Life Extension (LE) Program and consulting the UK Ministry of Defense on interface management for the Astute Class attack submarine program.
In 2004, Mr. Bryce transitioned to civil service with SSP in the Office of the Chief Engineer, where he was a Technical Program Manager responsible for system requirements and performance assessments of SWS and AWS Programs. He then went on to assume various roles within the Guidance branch, leading to the assignment as Guidance Production and Repair Section Head, his last position before selection as Assistant for System Integration and Compatibility. As the Guidance Production & Repair Section Head, he was directly responsible for the acquisition, production, supply chain management, and operational support of the Trident Missile Guidance System.
Mr. Bryce attended the University of Rochester, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is an Acquisition Corp Member, and is DAWIA Level III in System Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering and Program Management. Mr. Bryce received the Department of Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his efforts that culminated in the initial flight of the MK6 Mod 1 Guidance System from the USS TENNESSEE in February 2012.


Last Updated: 24 May 2023


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