Neil Bridge serves as the Chief of the Enterprise Risk Management Branch (ERMB) and is the Senior Enterprise Risk Management Official at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ERMB is responsible for the overall Enterprise Risk Management Program at USCIS, which leverage data analytics and internal control reviews to systematically identify and evaluate agency risks.
ERMB has been recognized both internally and externally for its innovative risk management techniques. Major programs include an industry award-winning Purchase Card Analytics Program and an annual self-inspection program responsible for reviewing the compliance of 136 USCIS offices across seven internal control areas.
Mr. Bridge also serves as the USCIS Insider Threat Program Manager, collaborating with DHS and component stakeholders to develop USCIS policies and procedures that protect the USCIS mission from risks posed by insiders.
Mr. Bridge began his career in federal government as a Claims Manager for the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) National Pollution Funds Center, where he adjudicated over $65 million in claims for real and personal property damages, lost profits, lost government revenues, removal costs, and natural resource damages.
In 2009, Mr. Bridge transitioned to USCIS and became the first Special Assistant to the USCIS Chief Security Officer. There, he served in a multidisciplinary security role, coordinating operational, policy, and performance management efforts related to all USCIS internal security functions. He also worked on early Enterprise Risk Management efforts and led several projects designed to bring mathematical rigor to internal control processes, before being selected to establish the Enterprise Risk Management Branch in 2013.
Mr. Bridge completed his undergraduate studies at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Economics, Mathematics, and Spanish. He later attended law school and earned his J.D from the George Mason University School of Law (now Antonin Scalia Law School) in Arlington, Virginia. There, he served as Senior Articles Editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal.
Mr. Bridge is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Publications include “Inflation and Mexico and the United States: Is there a Lead/ Lag Relationship,” which he co-authored and presented before the Decision Sciences Institute. He was the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Government Chief Risk Officer Summit in Canberra, Australia.