As the Mission Area Director for Global Threats & Intelligence, Mr. Bull has led cross-cutting efforts within the intelligence and defense community to assess and protect U.S. technologies from foreign exploitation. Complementing this effort, his team has also directly supported the acquisition requirements process in Headquarters Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The team was also at the forefront in supporting the Department of Health and Human Services as it developed and implemented policies to combat global health threats, such as the H1N1 swine flu epidemic. Mr. Bull has been focal point for ANSER’s support to high-profile commissions and boards, including the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, the President’s Commission on the Implementation of United States Space Policy, the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, and the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration. In addition to these responsibilities, for the past 16 years he has managed ANSER’s legislative support to a wide range of clients within the Department of the Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the combatant commands.
Mr. Bull has been with ANSER since 1999. Before becoming Mission Area Director, he served as manager for the Legislative Analysis Division and the Decision Support Division.
He has extensive experience in legislative and national security issues. Before joining ANSER, he served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, including 8 years working in the Directorate of Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Colonel Bull’s career spanned line operational missions (on B-52 and C-130 aircraft) and staff assignments in Headquarters Strategic Air Command, NATO Headquarters, and the Pentagon. He has accrued over 30 years’ experience working within the National Capital Region and is well versed in the challenges of working effectively within the Department of Defense and with Congress.
His skills include collaborative process management, legislative research and analysis, resource planning and allocation, red-teaming, technical writing, requirements development and implementation, proposal writing, program management, planning, and control. He has expertise in military systems acquisition; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; homeland defense and security; the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System; and acquisition management.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1973, a Master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1982, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College in 1992.