Researcher Profile

Brad Nance


Brad Nance is a Systems Analyst and Team Lead for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Center for Infrastructure Security Analysis (CISA) program and serves as a Task Lead for Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Information Technology (IT) tasks. The CISA program is managed by the ORNL Data System Sciences and Engineering (DSSE) group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Brad led the CISA Operational Support Systems Task from 2006 until 2015.

In his dual role as CISA Team Lead and Task Lead, Brad manages program elements with an annual budget exceeding $6.1 million, including: a large-scale system cloud migration; ongoing network, operational, and application support for CSAT; and coordination of a development team of engineers, analysts, and database administrators.

Prior to joining CISA in 2007, Brad worked as a Systems Analyst for the National Asset Database project, also sponsored by DHS. Brad’s career has spanned implementation engineering, network and systems administration, information systems management, and systems analysis.


2006 Significant Event Award - National Asset Database (NADB) System

2007 Significant Event Award - Design, Development, and Implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)

2013 Significant Event Award - Integrated Technologies and Data Analysis Systems to Secure Critical National Infrastructure


North Carolina State University
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science

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