Andrew Hire joined BGS in June 2018
Andrew Hire has previously served as Chief of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Branch in the National Security Division of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The duties of this Senior Executive Service position included: evaluating the efficacy of the $70+ billion intelligence enterprise; drafting national security legislation; arbitrating interagency resource and regulatory disputes; representing OMB at Principal and Deputies Committee meetings of the National Security Council (NSC); and managing the White House’s efforts to ensure that the Budget Control Act-imposed funding reductions were tailored to have the least detrimental impact on the President’s intelligence priorities.
While leading the C4I Branch, Mr. Hire co-chaired the Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding Steering Committee which is responsible for identifying and resolving insider threats and security vulnerabilities in classified IT networks across the federal enterprise. Through this effort and his oversight of the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment initiative, Andrew collaborated closely with the Federal Chief Information Officer, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, and the President’s Cybersecurity Coordinator.
In late 2017, Mr. Hire managed OMB’s efforts to satisfy a statutory mandate in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to assess and report on the leadership, management, and organization of DOD space programs. The report examined the issues of scattered authorities, conflicts of interest, and lack of a consolidated space cadre; evaluated the pros and cons of various organizational arrangements, including the establishment of a Space Corps, new defense agency, and special operations model; and contained a series of recommendations to improve various deficiencies in the current framework.
From 2006-2012, Andrew oversaw all aspects of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) budget, acquisitions, management reforms, and IT programs. As the OMB Director’s principal adviser on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), counterterrorism, and nonproliferation issues, Andrew collaborated closely with a range of Senior Directors in the NSC and officers in the special operations and intelligence communities. In this capacity, Mr. Hire also played a critical role shaping the development of several strategic plans for the CIA.
Before joining the National Security Division, Andrew led OMB’s budget and regulatory oversight of the Office of Foreign Assets Control and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Andrew also partnered with the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes to redefine the department’s law enforcement roles and responsibilities after the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and passage of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Mr. Hire graduated from Indiana University and earned his Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.