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Christopher Miller

As Executive Director and senior civilian official of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Mr. Miller sets command-wide strategic goals and manages engineering and business operations for more than 4,000 federal civilian and military employees, and approximately 9,000 industry partners. SSC Atlantic’s main campus is in Charleston, S.C., with several offices located inside and outside the continental U.S. First assigned from January 2010 to September 2013, Mr. Miller returned to the center in May 2016 after a temporary assignment as Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the DoD Healthcare Management System (DHMS). In this position, he reported directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and provided oversight to the program management offices managing the DoD electronic health records modernization and interoperability programs. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2006, Mr. Miller previously served as the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) and was directly responsible for more than 125 Navy C4I programs that provided integrated communication, IT and intelligence systems for command and control of military forces. He started his federal civilian service in 2001 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a systems engineer leading the development of a software baseline which is now the foundation of the Navy’s largest tactical network. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Miller was employed by Booz | Allen | Hamilton in San Diego, California, supporting numerous Navy command and control programs in management positions in program management and strategic planning. Mr. Miller is a graduate of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant in May 1995. Upon completion of The Basic School and the Naval Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course, Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164) in 1996. As the squadron’s Intelligence Officer he completed a deployment to the Western Pacific and supported Operation Southern Watch. In 1998 Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16) as Intelligence Officer for the largest Marine Aircraft Group. Mr. Miller graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in American History and Political Science. He has attended numerous classes from Defense Acquisition University and is certified Level III in program management. He also holds a Systems Engineering Certification from the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Miller’s awards include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2016; the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Federal Health IT Leadership Award; the AFCEA and USNI Copernicus Award; the Medal of Order of Resplendent Banner with Cravat from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2012; the 2010 Presidential Rank Award; two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards; and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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