Brad McGoran
Brad A. McGoran, P.E., CSCIP, CSCIP/G, GIAC, ACE-M
Principal Engineer
Technology Development
  • Menlo Park

Mr. McGoran has been with Exponent since 1995 and has been working in the area of smart cards, security, and identity for over 13 years. He has particular expertise in the areas of identity management and credentialing, with specific in depth knowledge on smart card technology, e-passports, and other identification credentials, related equipment, and processes. Mr. McGoran is cyber security certified in accordance with Department of Defense directive 8570 at the highest management level, IAM Level III. Mr. McGoran also has significant prior experience with product reliability testing, system failures analyses, product design, materials failures, quality control, and standards conformance.

He has performed experimental testing of performance and reliability in support of the DoD CAC program and FIPS201 Approved Products List and led teams performing risk analysis of numerous other products and systems. Mr. McGoran presently manages major projects for the Department of Defense, and other agencies and commercial clients concerning contact and contactless smartcards, card failure analysis, deployment programs, card related equipment, SIM cards, RFID, electronic passports, and biometrics. Mr. McGoran has been a principal member of the Smart Card Alliance, including the Identity and Access Control Councils and was among the first to be qualified as a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP). Mr. McGoran is also an active member of the national and international standards committees related to smart cards and identification credentials. In 2005, Mr. McGoran founded Exponent China, a Hangzhou, China-based subsidiary of Exponent. He served as Exponent China’s General Manager until returning to Exponent’s Menlo Park headquarters in 2008.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
  • Henry O. Fuchs Award for Excellence in Design, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Award for Excellence in Engineering Design, American Society for Engineering Education

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, # M31027

DoDD 8570 Cyber Security Certified (GIAC IAM Level III)

Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP)

Certified Smart Card Industry Professional for Government (CSCIP/G)

Advanced Card Education (ACE)

LANGUAGES

  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese

Publications

Mr. McGoran has authored or co-authored a large number of reports addressing reliability, interoperability, and performance of smart cards, systems, processes, and equipment. Copies of non-confidential reports are available upon request. Mr. McGoran also routinely publishes articles or interviews in leading journals covering this technology. He has hosted panels and been a keynote speaker at Smart Card Alliance Conferences, National and International Conferences such as CARTES, and agencies and installations such as the Pentagon.

Patents

US Patent No. 7,936,274: Shield for Radio Frequency ID Tag or Contactless Smart Card, issued May 3, 2011 (Shkolnikov Y, Du Y, McGoran B).

Knowledge

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
  • Henry O. Fuchs Award for Excellence in Design, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Award for Excellence in Engineering Design, American Society for Engineering Education

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, # M31027

DoDD 8570 Cyber Security Certified (GIAC IAM Level III)

Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP)

Certified Smart Card Industry Professional for Government (CSCIP/G)

Advanced Card Education (ACE)

LANGUAGES

  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese