Brad Nix

CISO, USDA Food & Nutrition Service

Brad Nix is the Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service. In this role Brad is responsible for leading the organization’s information security program, with a focus on mitigating risk to acceptable levels and demonstrating information assurance as a mission enabler.

Brad has more than fifteen years of enterprise information security experience in security analysis, design, implementation, and management, with a strong background in technical vulnerability assessment and program assessment and development.

Prior to his career in public service, Brad benefited from extensive consulting experience with small and large enterprise security programs. Brad has provided information security subject matter expertise in information security program management, governance, architecture, product assessment, program security assessments, and technical vulnerability assessments for several entities across the private and public sector, to include Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, ADP, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Symantec, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the United Nations Development Program, and the Departments State, Commerce, and Interior.


Brad has received a Master’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University. Brad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and he is also an American Council for Technology / Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Fellow.