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


OGR Privacy Consulting

Federal Privacy Officer (retired)

Chris Brannigan began his professional privacy career in 2002 as a Privacy Analyst in the United States Postal Service (USPS) Privacy Office. He served in that position until he joined the Federal Aviation Privacy Office as Senior Privacy Analyst in 2012. He later joined the Office of Personnel Management as Privacy Officer in June 2013. After 25 years of Federal Service, he retired in June 2015.

Since 2002, Chris has been a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and CIPP/G (U.S. Government Concentration) certifications in 2005; and developed content for the IAPP certification exams in 2011 and 2012.

He developed and delivered a solo session at the 2015 IAPP Global Summit on “Conducting a Gap Analysis between Your Agency Privacy Policy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 Rev. 4 -- Appendix J”. Chris later presented updated versions of those training materials at several Federal privacy conferences later in 2015, including events sponsored by the Veterans Administration and Health and Human Services.

Chris has contributed to several Federal Chief Information Officer Council Privacy Committee publications, including the “Best Practices for Federal Privacy Programs” and Appendix J of NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4.

In 2011, he was listed as one of six co-inventors on the U.S. Patent issued to the United States Postal Service (USPS) the USPS Business Impact Assessment (BIA) process. The BIA won the HP-IAPP Annual Privacy Innovation Award in 2004, and was recognized by the Office of Management and Budget as meeting all requirements for agency Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) in 2007.

In 1982, Chris earned a B.S. in Industrial Education at University of Maryland College Park. He has developed and delivered thousands of hours of technical instruction to employees at agencies and private sector firms in the DC metro area.  In 1989 he joined the federal government as an engineering designer for the USPS Research & Development Center.

Since his retirement, Chris has continued to be an active IAPP member and supporter of the IAPP Privacy Training Program. In 2016, he earned the CIPM certification and taught classes for the CIPP/US, CIPP/G, and CIPM certifications.  In 2017 Chris supported the IAPP update of the CIPP/G certification training materials.


Contributions by Christopher Brannigan

  • Your Privacy Policy vs. NIST Appendix J A Lightning Round Gap Analysis
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015