Greg Capella
Deputy Under Secretary


Greg Capella BioPicOn July 18, 2022, Greg Capella joined the Bureau of Industry and Security as the Deputy Under Secretary.

Previously, Greg led the National Technical Information Service as the Deputy Director and then as the Acting Director. Greg drove the redefinition of the NTIS mission to address Congressional and Departmental of Commerce concerns that peaked when Congress introduced the NTIS Elimination Act. Greg inspired the organization to rapidly transform from its data repository and publishing origins to providing leading edge data science services to Federal Agencies. Greg accomplished this transition within the solely fee-for-service organization without additional funding, even after over 60% of the prior services that were funding the organization were discontinued.

Prior to this role, Greg served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), first as the Deputy Executive Director of Enterprise Systems Development Office and then as the Acting Executive Director. In this role, he significantly increased the ability of every DHS Component to share data and resources, encouraging synergies between the recently formed Department, and instituted multiple Cloud-based shared services.

Greg came to DHS from the commercial sector where he was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of a commercial information technology firm and also served as a Director at a large, information technology and analytics corporation.

Greg retired from the U.S. Air Force after completing a career that encompassed various high technology research and development initiatives, including support to satellite and space shuttle launches; leading an organization providing electronic warfare analyses, including during Desert Storm; providing new technology for gathering and analyzing infrared and ultraviolet emissions from weapon systems; and supporting nuclear command and control systems.

Greg has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Greg also holds a patent for online banking technologies.





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