Gregory Simmons is the Program Manager for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Workforce Development at the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs, overseeing S&T research and internship opportunities for faculty and students. Previously, Greg was the Deputy Director for the DHS Office of Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) responsible for test and evaluation of DHS Maritime Acquisitions to include Coast Guard Cutters and Aircraft. Prior to federal service, Greg was a career naval officer and was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for operations in the Arabian Gulf. Greg is a veteran of the Navy staff at the Pentagon supporting weapon systems development and served in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Greg is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Political Science. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management from The George Washington University and was a 2018 Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellow.
Greg Simmons Program Manager for Minority Serving Institutions and Workforce Development, Office of University Programs, Department of Homeland Security