Maj Gen Thomas E. Murphy

Director, Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Maj. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy is the Director, Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he leads the Secretary of Defense-established task force responsible for countering the loss of the department's critical information and technologies, ensuring the competitive advantage of the Joint Force. General Murphy entered the Air Force in 1989 as a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Prior to his current assignment, General Murphy was the Deputy Director of Resource Integration and Logistics Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon.