Daniel O. Hill was named Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security on February 18, 2008. As Deputy Under Secretary, Mr. Hill manages the daily operations of the Bureau of Industry and Security, including ten field offices located throughout the United States, as well as five overseas attaches stationed in Moscow, New Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hill implemented and managed programs that ensured the U.S. defense industrial base had the capacity and capability to meet current and future national security, economic security, and homeland security requirements. Among other duties, Mr. Hill was a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and the U.S.G. Interagency Working Group on Offsets. Mr. Hill advised the National Security Council on key defense trade policy issues. Mr. Hill was also a member of the Government Coordinating Council for the Defense Industrial Base, the White House-chaired Policy Coordination Committee for Critical Infrastructure Protection, and advised the Homeland Security Council on critical infrastructure and defense industrial base issues. Mr. Hill represented the U.S.G. as a member of the Industrial Planning Committee at NATO.
Mr. Hill was previously the Assistant Administrator for Technology at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He directed the SBA’s Small Business Innovation and Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which award $1 billion in federal research and development projects to small businesses annually. In this position, Mr. Hill was a member of the White House National Science and Technology Council and chaired the small business working group of the United States Innovation Partnership. He was also a member of the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Board and served on the President’s Council for Y2K Conversion.
Just prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Hill served a one-year appointment with U.S. Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) as a Legis Fellow.
Mr. Hill has a Bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree in International Law from the American University in Washington, D.C.