Dr. Brian Pierce joined DARPA in 2014 and serves as the Director of DARPAs Information Innovation Office. Dr. Pierce has 30 years of experience developing advanced technologies in the aerospace/defense industry. Prior to joining DARPA, he was a technical Director in Space and Airborne Systems at Raytheon. During his first tour at DARPA, he served as the Deputy Office Director of the Strategic Technology Office, 2005 to 2010. From 2002 to 2005, he was Executive Director of the Electronics Division at Rockwell Scientific. From 1983 to 2002, he held various engineering positions at Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon. Dr. Pierce earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in chemistry and his B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from the University of California, Riverside.