Christopher Brannigan, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM


OGR Practical Privacy Consulting

Federal Privacy Officer (retired)

Chris Brannigan began his professional privacy career in 2002 in the USPS Privacy Office. He served as a USPS Privacy Analyst until 2012 when he joined the Federal Aviation Privacy Office as a Senior Privacy Analyst. In 2013 Chris was appointed Senior Privacy Office at the US Office of Personnel Management, and in 2015 he retired with over 25 years of Federal Service.

Since 2002, Chris has been an active member of IAPP. In 2005 he earned the CIPP/US and CIPP/G certifications; followed by CIPM in 2016 and CIPP/E in 2019. In 2011 and 2012, Chris developed content for IAPP exams, and in 2017 he supported the update of CIPP/G materials. Chris delivers onsite and online classes in CIPP/US, CIPP/G, and CIPM; and his 2019 schedule includes CIPP/E classes.

His instructional experience combines 12 years in advanced privacy program development with a professional education in technical training supported by decades of experience. When Chris began his professional privacy career in 2002, he was already a degreed and experienced professional technical trainer and instructional development specialist.

In 1982, after he earned a B.S. in Industrial Education at the University of Maryland, he went on to deliver thousands of hours of technical instruction to hundreds of employees at federal agencies and private sector firms. He combined a f/t career in federal service with a p/t career in training federal and contract technical employees at local community colleges in DC, MD, and VA.

In 1989 he joined the federal government as an engineering designer for the USPS Research and Development Center. In 2011, he was listed as one of six co-inventors on the U.S. Patent issued to the USPS for the USPS Business Impact Assessment (BIA) process. The BIA won the HP-IAPP Annual Privacy Innovation Award in 2004. In 2007 it was approved by OMB as meeting all requirements for agency Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs).

In 2015, Chris delivered a solo session at the IAPP Global Summit on “Gap Analyses and NIST Special Pub 800-53 Rev. 4 Appendix J”. Chris has also presented on Appendix J at several Federal privacy conferences. He also contributed to several Federal CIO Council Privacy Committee publications, including “Best Practices for Federal Privacy Programs” and Appendix J of NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4.