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Dr. Chris Colliver, a Defense Intelligence Senior Level Executive, is the Technical Advisor for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Acquisition Intelligence, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for ensuring access to intelligence community assets necessary to mitigate risks to the Center’s procurement activities and for Center-managed ISR systems to seamlessly provide data for exploitation by the intelligence community. He advises the AFLCMC commander, engineering director, intelligence director, and program executive officers to deliver war-winning capabilities on-time and on-cost.

Dr. Colliver is a native of Hillsboro, Ohio and began government service in 1988.  During his 24 years at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, he helped revolutionize digital intelligence analysis, production, and modeling and simulation architectures.  He has served in a number of analytic, technical, and supervisory positions in the space, counterspace, C4, information operations, cyberspace, electronic warfare, and directed energy weapons areas. He was a leading force in the transformation of space and cyberspace analysis capabilities at National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the USAF, and IC.  He has also served in intelligence community positions as national priorities topic manager and as chairman of national-level IC working groups. He assumed his current position in June 2012.

In his current role, Dr. Colliver advises Center and Air Force programs on both intelligence and engineering issues. He serves as the Air Force weapon systems acquisition cyber intelligence lead and as the senior intelligence liaison to Air Force authorizing officials. He serves as the command lead for engineering modeling, simulation and analysis to the joint weaponeering system. Dr. Colliver also serves on the AF Engineering Enterprise Executive Committee, AFMC Engineering Council, and he co-chairs the Air Force Cyber Security Acquisition/Intelligence Steering Committee.

Dr. Colliver is an FCC-licensed Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator with experience in analog/digital communications using high frequency, microwave and satellite. He teaches the Korean martial art of Taekwon-Do and holds a 6th degree black belt.

1988  Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1992  Master of Science in electrical engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1997  Doctorate of Philosophy, Engineering (electromagnetics), University of Dayton, Ohio
2007  Air War College Senior Leadership Course, Air University, Maxwell, Ala.
2010  Master's in Leadership (certificate), University of Dayton, Ohio

1. 1988-1996, Intelligence Analyst, space ground systems branch, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1996-2002, Principal Analyst, space employment branch, National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 2002-2005, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Space Systems Division, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 2005-2006, Chief, Counterspace Threat Division, National Air and Space Intelligence Center,Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 2006-2007, Chief, Space Systems Division, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 2007-2010, Senior Intelligence Analyst, C4/IO Analysis Squadron, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 2010-2012, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Electronic Analysis Squadron, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 2012-present, Technical Advisor for ISR and Acquisition intelligence, Directorate of Engineering, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio


1993 NASIC Technical Contributor of the Year

1998 NASIC Outstanding Intelligence Contributor of the Year

1998 NASIC Team Award for Congressional Support

1999 NASIC Technical Contributor of the Year

2000 Director of Central intelligence Exceptional Analyst Award

2002 Air Force Civilian Achievement Award
2003 Air Force Civilian Achievement Award
2005 Air Force Civilian Achievement Award

2007 US Army Space and Missile Defense Future Warfare Center

2009 Air Force Space Command Plank Award

2012 National Intelligence Council Service Award

2012 AF Meritorious Civilian Service Award

2013 Director of National Intelligence Award for Integration

(Current as of September 2016)


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