Modernization & Networking Hub for the IT Enterprises
SAVE THE DATE 4 - 6 December 2018 The CDCA Defense Summit is one of the largest defense-focused events on the east coast, bringing together more than 1,000 government and industry leaders to spark ideas, innovation and solutions to technology challenges. Presentations, demonstrations, and collaborative discussions include the full spectrum of defense technologies, with particular focus in the areas of C5ISR, information warfare and cyber security. The event will explore topics including the 12 points of National Defense Strategy, Rapid Innovation, Unmanned Systems, IOT, Research & Development and Cyber Hardening. With the latest in end-to-end IT enterprise technology, the Summit is the place to be on the East Coast to educate, network and increase understanding of DoD, modernization solutions and improved support for the Warfighter. We look forward to seeing you in December. INTERESTED IN SPONSORING ?? Email: sponsors@charlestondca.org for details. CDCA Membership required. Questions? Email: summit@charlestondca.org
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Ms. Marianne Bailey, SES

Deputy National Manager for National Security Systems
National Security Agency
Ms. Marianne Bailey serves as the Deputy National Manager for National Security Systems (DNM/NSS) for the National Security Agency (NSA) where she is charged with securing systems that handle classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities.
Her last role was with the DoD CIO as Principal Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. Ms. Bailey is responsible for ensuring the department has a well- defined and well-executed cybersecurity program. She is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity standards, policies, and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners, and industry.
Ms. Bailey has over 30 years of experience in Information Assurance (IA)/
Cybersecurity and Information Systems Security Engineering. She has been a member of the National Security Agency (NSA) workforce since 1984. She has extensive experience throughout the DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), Federal and Civil government Sectors and foreign partnerships.
Prior to joining the DoD CIO organization, Ms. Bailey was the Assistant
Deputy Director of Trusted Engineering Solutions at the NSA from 2013 - 2015. She was the Chief of the NSA IA Directorate for Engineering from 2011- 2013, the Director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) from 2006 - 2011, and the NSA liaison to Defense Information Systems Agency Liaison from 2003 - 2004. Ms. Bailey has served in various management and engineering positions across the IC.
In the days after 9/11, Ms. Bailey led an embedded NSA team at U.S. Central
Command to design and operationalize the coalition mission partner network.
She then established the UCDMO, defining the mission of this first ever DoD/IC organization. She was a key senior member of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) Afghanistan/Pakistan (AFPAK) Information Sharing and Collaboration Task Force, and worked extensively across the community to provide enterprise information sharing capabilities.
Ms. Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Mechanical Engineering (1984), and a Master of Science degree in Resourcing the National Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University (2006). She is also a graduate of the Senior Leadership Development Program (2007). She has extensive leadership development education to include Harvard Leadership, Mission to the Stars and Executive Coaching and Development. Ms. Bailey was promoted into the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2008. She received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

Mr. Kevin M. Fahey, SES

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
Mr. Fahey was selected for the Senior Executive Service in February 2000. Effective 1 June 2014, Mr. Fahey was appointed Director System of Systems Engineering and Integration in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). Mr. Fahey is a direct report to the Army Acquisition Executive and will continue to implement the Agile process while serving as the Army’s focal point for System of Systems Engineering and Integration across the Army’s materiel development community. In this position he is responsible for providing coordinated system of systems analysis, engineering, architectural and integration products to facilitate how the Army efficiently shapes, manages, validates and synchronizes the fielding of integrated materiel capabilities. Mr. Fahey serves as the principal advisor to the Army Acquisition Executive, on all system of systems engineering and integration matters. Mr. Fahey previously served as Program Executive Officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and was responsible for all activities necessary to develop, produce, field and sustain tactical vehicle systems and force projection equipment that supported and safeguarded our Armed Forces fighting across the globe. CAREER CHRONOLOGY: • June 2014 to present: Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration • October 2008 to April 2014: Program Executive Officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support • July 2004 to October 2008: Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems • January 2002 to July 2004: Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ammunition • February 2000 to January 2002: Senior Technical Executive, Close Combat Armament Systems, US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center • July 1997 to February 2000: Deputy Project Manager, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems • August 1994 to July 1997: Chief of Systems Engineering and International Division, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems • June 1992 to August 1994: Future Armored Resupply Vehicle Program Development Project Officer and Chief of Systems Engineering, Picatinny Arsenal • December 1987 to June 1992: 105mm, M119 and 155mm Joint Light Weight Project Development Officer, Picatinny Arsenal • June 1982 to December 1987: Quality and Reliability Engineer, Watervliet Arsenal COLLEGE: • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. Graduation: 1981 SIGNIFICANT TRAINING: • Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College • DARCOM Intern July 1981 to June 1982, Red River Army Depot CERTIFICATIONS: • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt • Level III Certified Program Management • Level III Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Systems Engineering
• Level II Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Program Systems Engineering AWARDS AND HONORS: • Senior Executive Service Appointment (2000) • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2010) • Department of the Army, Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Award (2014 & 2008) • Department of the Army, Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2008) • Department of the Army, Superior Civilian Service Award (1999) • Senior Regional Acquisition Official for Military Personnel (2008 to Present) • Senior Acquisition Career Management Advocate, Picatinny Arsenal & Detroit Arsenal ( 2000 to Present) • Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Award (1996) • Bronze Order of the Fleury Medal (2014) • Honorable Order of Samuel Sharpe (2014) • Distinguished Order of Saint Martin (2014) • Ancient Order of Saint Christopher (2014) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS: • Association of the United States Army • National Defense Industrial Association

Mr. Frank L. Kelley Jr.,SES

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Unmanned Systems) Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Research, Development & Acquisition)
Mr. Frank Kelley assumed responsibility as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN) Unmanned Systems (UxS) on 5 October 2015. He serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) (RD&A) on matters relating to unmanned systems across all domains (air, land and sea). Mr. Kelley joined the civil service in 2015 following a 32-year career as a United States Marine. Mr. Kelley graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and was the recipient of the Naval ROTC Donald R. Bertling Award. Upon completion of Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. In February 1984 he completed The Basic School and continued to flight training in Pensacola, Florida and then proceeded to the 453rd Flight Training Squadron at Mather Air Force Base, California, where he was a distinguished graduate and the recipient of the Colonel Mike Gilroy Award for leadership and training excellence. After completing EA-6B Prowler training at Whidbey Island, WA, he reported to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), where he participated in the Unit Deployment Program, in addition to Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM as the Contingency Plans and Tactics Officer. His next assignment was at the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (AIRTEVRON) FIVE (VX-5), where he was the Electronic Warfare Branch Head. He then reported to Naval Air Systems Command as the Avionics Systems Project Officer for the EA-6B. He returned to the Fleet as the Operations Officer for VMAQ-1 and then as the Assistant Operations Office for Marine Aircraft Group 49 (MAG-49). He reported to the Pentagon as an action officer to the DASN for Expeditionary Forces Program.
He attended the Marine Corps War College and taught at the Command and Staff College. He transferred to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), Quantico, VA, where he was the Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. His next assignment was Military Assistant to Dr. Delores Etter, ASN(RD&A). In August 2007, Mr. Kelley was assigned to the position of MCSC’s Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) in Orlando, FL. In August 2009, he was reassigned as MCSC’s Chief of Staff before being promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and assuming command of MCSC from July 2010 to July 2014. He then served in the position of the Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, preceding his last military assignment as Director for Prototyping, Experimentation and Transition in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN) for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

Mr. William S. Williford, SES

Executive Director
Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr. Williford was named Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command, in December 2016. In this position, he serves as the senior civilian official responsible for leading and directing daily business operations for the Command.
Prior to reporting to Marine Corps Systems Command, Mr. Williford served as the Director, Integrated Warfare Systems Engineering responsible for oversight of $10 billion annually of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, and Intelligence systems (C5I) research, development, delivery, certification for deployment, and life cycle support for the United States Navy ships. In that capacity, he was the Deputy Warranted Technical and Certification Authority for Navy Integrated Warfare Capability.
Mr. Williford provided leadership in command-wide efforts to identify and manage engineering workforce related challenges including strategic planning advanced concepts, integrated warfare systems engineering, human systems integration, integration and interoperability (I&I), warfare systems certification and readiness, interior communications and cybersecurity.
Mr. Williford's previous Senior Executive assignment was the Director, Integrated Combat Systems, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems responsible for systems engineering to develop world class integrated Combat Systems for the United States Navy. In this assignment, he was responsible for Surface Ship and Submarine Combat Systems including Aegis for Destroyers/Cruisers, and Ship Self Defense System for Carriers and Amphibious Ships. In addition, he was responsible for combat systems that included Total Ship Computing Environment for DDG 1000, the Littoral Combat Ship, and a multitude of sensors, electronic warfare systems, missiles, guns, ammunition, launch systems, and countermeasures encompassing 150+ programs with annual budget authority of $6.4 billion.
Mr. Williford was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in March 2012. He has 30 years of service with the Department of Defense on active duty, with industry and as a Federal Civilian.
Previous assignments include Executive Director, Joint Program Executive Office, Integrated Air and Missile Defense; Director, Enterprise Management, Joint Program Executive Office, Integrated Air and Missile Defense; and Director, Acquisition Management, Joint Program Executive Office, Single Integrated Air Picture with the responsibility of developing a Joint Integrated Fire Control solution with the Services and Missile Defense Agency and the stand-up of the first Multi-Service Systems Engineering Team in the Department of Defense. Mr. Williford's most recent recognition is the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.