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Principal Technical Advisor, Virology, LMI
Fellow, Resilience, LMI
Host, The Federal Drive, Federal News Network
Dr. Catherine Bigger is a thought leader in virology as well as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and emerging infectious diseases with expertise in regulatory science. She serves in an advisory role for medical countermeasure development against biowarfare agents for the U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense (JPEO-CBRND).
Catherine has held several positions in contract research organizations (CROs), supporting government agencies following an academic career in hepatitis C virus (HCV) research. Her experience is captured in numerous client reports, white papers, presentations, seminal manuscripts on HCV (collectively cited nearly 1,400 times), and concepts-of-use manuscripts for Tpoxx (tecovirimat) and Veklury (remdesivir) for smallpox and Ebola viruses, respectively. Catherine has contributed to JPEO-CBRND's medical response to the COVID-19 crisis with nonclinical and clinical trial development of therapeutics and vaccines with attention to crossover applications for counteracting medically important CBRN agents.
Catherine is a member of multiple product development teams in JPEO-CBRN, including the 2021 Edison Award-winning Rapid Acquisition and Investigation of Drugs for Repurposing team. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.
Dr. Brandon Greenberg has advised government, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations on emergency management planning and operations for over 15 years, with a focus on improving the design of organizational and technical systems to support disaster management. He architects technical solutions to meet a variety of customer requirements, including an innovation strategy and roadmap for an $80 million federal logistics IT program.
Prior to LMI, he founded DisasterNet, Inc., serving as president for more than 11 years. He designed and assessed the information and technology needs for a disaster resilience network of Fortune 500 companies. He also furnished subject matter expertise to a government-led, public-private initiative to harness real-time, actionable information using open-source analytic tools, geographic information systems, and social media to strengthen emergency response decision-making.
Brandon is a former cochair of the Department of Homeland Security’s Virtual Social Media Working Group, leading subject matter experts to develop and document social media best practices and solutions for disaster response. He holds a doctorate in engineering management from the George Washington University and a master’s in public administration from the New York University Wagner School of Public Service. He is a certified emergency manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Tom Temin has been the host of the Federal Drive since 2006 and has been reporting on technology markets for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Federal News Network, Tom was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines. Tom also contributes a regular column on government information technology.