“I’m very pleased to have Bram assume his new role,” says IDA President Norty Schwartz. “Bram has pioneered innovative approaches to testing, constructed test design concepts and prepared comprehensive analyses. He has also been recognized repeatedly for his outstanding contributions to the operational evaluation of naval systems.”
Having contributed to the growth and success of OED for nearly 20 years, Lillard says he has had the opportunity to develop enduring relationships with nearly all of OED’s core sponsors. Forging stronger relationships with those sponsors in the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security is what Lillard is optimistic about as he prepares to lead IDA’s largest division. “I look forward to expanding OED’s capabilities through improved analytical methodologies, tackling new and emerging challenges (e.g., artificial intelligence, space, cybersecurity, and sustainment), and helping our researchers continue their critically important work evaluating weapon systems and ensuring they work for the warfighter,” he says.