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  • 05 December
  • 06 December
  • 07 December
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Thomas A. Baer

Principal Cyber Strategist and Infrastructure Agent
An innovative leader in cyber security and critical infrastructure for private business and the federal government. Tom Baer has spent his distinguished career developing leading-edge approaches to enterprise cybersecurity and advocating for a better small business transformation in cyber protection, data security and overall digital modernization.
Mr. Baer currently is founder/CEO and Cyber Security Strategist for The Bear Group, which concentrates on cyber risk assessments, strategy, and overall improved eco-system. He routinely speaks at conferences, symposiums, and is the founder of the Maritime Roundtable Forum where he is bringing together the Harbormaster, Port Authority Leaders, US Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and various port and terminal support industries such as rail, trucking, administration and logistic professionals.
Mr. Baer retired from the U.S. Government as a Senior Executive in the Department of Homeland Security, where he was the Deputy Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Washington, D.C., consulting in the areas of Cyber Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Cyber Enforcement, and Cyber Intelligence and Security. Mr. Baer is a strategic and forward-thinking leader on offensive, defensive and deception cyber threats associated with security risks, asset loss, exploitation, terrorism, workplace violence and sabotage.
Mr. Baer consults to government, academia, maritime and private sector organizations in the area of insider threat, business assurance, and strategic planning with a specific emphasis around people, mission direction and risk. He has led the development of several Department of Homeland Security’s innovative solutions and operational center processes as it pertains to attacks, vulnerabilities and threats. This includes multi-generational business solutions and developing a secure cyber workforce in the out years. Mr. Baer developed the new DHS NCCIC Facility Cyber Infrastructure Design, Security Architecture, Data Processing and Data Feeds; Strategic Policy and Planning; Digital Forensic Laboratory processes; Exercise and Training; Risk Management and Tactical Operations; Manpower Balance; and Logistic Support. This critical transformation has become the golden standard of cybersecurity operations for DHS and the interagency. Based on Mr. Baer’s success elevating the NCCIC operations center, the President of the United States announced the Cybersecurity Act, of which Mr. Baer assisted in creating, from the NCCIC operations floor.
For more than 20 years he served as corporate executive and management consultant for small businesses specializing in cyber risk management, cyber deception, and digital forensics for federal/state/local law enforcement. During this period, he served as chief information security officer (CISO) for the FBI’s Digital Investigation Section (DIS). Responsible for all A&A and FISMA requirements to include Information Assurance. In that capacity, he assisted a multitude of other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with cyber-criminal investigations and operations. Mr. Baer was singled out by the FBI to directly build the CARTSAN Forensic System, the Facility Infrastructure, and he also architect the FBI Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL). Mr. Baer has been involved in the cyber and communication investigations and debrief of numerous convicted insiders ranging from espionage to sabotage.
As the founder and Chief Security Officer of two small businesses located in Northern Virginia, he was sought out by two major defense firms to aid in improving their overall cyber environment and went on to purchase his business’.
Mr. Baer is an author of numerous articles on small business cyber risks/threat management/risk assessments and the Maritime Cybersecurity Threats. He is a proud retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy and is also a Vietnam Era veteran.

06 December

Marianne Bailey

Deputy National Manager for NSS
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.

07 December

RADM Christian Becker

Commander
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Rear Adm. Christian "Boris" Becker, a native of New York City, graduated in 1987 from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He holds a Master of Science in Project Management from The George Washington University and completed the Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Becker's operational assignments include serving as an EA-6B Prowler electronic counter measures officer, weapons school instructor and on staffs afloat and ashore. He is a plankowner of Joint Crew Composite Squadron 1, a special mission unit created to apply electronic warfare in the fight against improvised explosive devices.
A member of the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Community and Space Cadre, he held positions supporting both Naval Air Systems Command and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). Assignments include serving as a systems engineer and deputy division chief at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a supporting and global communications network and at the Integrated Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office (PMA-281) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as the chief engineer.
As the program manager for a national security space program at the NRO, he led inter-agency and joint forces providing national, joint and naval forces operational and intelligence information. He also served as the commander, SPAWAR Space Field Activity leading Navy civilians and Sailors assigned to the NRO. Following this tour Becker served as the principal deputy program executive officer (PEO) for Enterprise Information Systems. His first flag officer assignment was as PEO C4I and PEO Space Systems from July 2013 to February 2017.
In March 2017, Becker assumed command of SPAWAR where he leads a global workforce of 10,500 civilian and military personnel who design, develop and deploy advanced communications and information capabilities.
He has been recognized as the Department of the Navy's Acquisition Professional of the Year and the Intelligence Community Major Program Manager of the Year. Personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and various unit, and service awards. In addition, he was awarded the NRO Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.

07 December

Sam Ceccola

Account CTO DoD/Public Sector CTO Lead
HP Enterprises
Sam has over 28 years’ experience in the design and delivery of information technology systems for business and government, with a focus on architectures and solutions including Cloud (Private, Public and Hybrid), Information and Cyber Security, Big Data, Knowledge Management and Mobile Technologies. Sam is well known as a technology leader in these fields by Industry, Customers and Partners. During his career he has obtained experience in many different vertical markets, including Public Sector (Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Civilian Government), Health Care, and Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Financial Services and others.
Sam has a diverse background in many technology areas as well, from hardware to applications. Sam is active in the Industry with a resume that contains conference keynotes and presentations, leading or participating in industry forums and has participated on the Board of Advisors of several technology companies.
In his role as Account Chief Technologist for HPE’s DoD business and Public Sector CTO Lead. Sam is responsible for providing broad technical thought leadership around the pan-HP portfolio, bringing innovative and strategic direction to the account team. Sam also executes as a trusted advisor for the customer, in leveraging his considerable background to help DoD in addressing their IT and mission requirements. He plays an active role in maintaining existing and developing new account relationships at the CTO, CIO and other key executive levels within the account while leveraging internal relationships within HPE Labs and all other parts of HPE and our partner community. Sam is also responsible for shaping and maintaining awareness of industry trends and technologies that can be leveraged to address the mission. Sam also leads the US. Public Sectore CTO Team for HP Enterprise.
Prior to joining HPE, Sam has held senior leadership positions at Cap Gemini, BEA Systems, HP and Bluestone Software.

Phillip Chudoba

Assistant Director
Intelligence Headquarters, Marine Corps
Mr. Phillip C. Chudoba is the Assistant Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, Marine Corps. In his present position he manages the Headquarters Intelligence Divisions and provides professional intelligence management and policy support to assist the Director of Intelligence in the conduct of Marine Corps Intelligence activities within the Marine Corps, Defense, and National Intelligence Communities.
A native of New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Chudoba began his military career as a Marine Infantryman before being commissioned in May 1984.
He commanded the 3rd Force Imagery Interpretation Unit during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, and later commanded the 1st Intelligence Battalion during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He also participated in several major Joint Task Force operations, including DELIBERATE GUARD, GUARDIAN RETRIEVAL, JOINT ENDEAVOR, and DENY FLIGHT. Mr. Chudoba has completed numerous staff intelligence assignments in the Marine Division and the Marine Air Wing. While assigned to the Deputy Directorate for Crisis Operations (J-2) at The Pentagon, he served as the Operations Officer for the National Intelligence Support Team.
Mr. Chudoba served as Director, Intelligence Integration Division, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, where he managed all Marine Corps intelligence capability requirements. Prior to assuming his current duties, Mr. Chudoba was the Program Manager for Intelligence Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia. He was responsible for acquisition activities covering the entire portfolio of Marine Corps intelligence capabilities. Mr. Chudoba retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Colonel in May 2010. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Mr. Chudoba is also a recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association’s John T. Hughes Award and is an All-Marine athlete.
Mr. Chudoba holds graduate degrees from US Naval Postgraduate School, Marine Corps University, and The Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He attended the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) and later served as the Associate Dean for Warfighting Studies at Marine Corps Command and Staff College, where he remains a member of the Adjunct Faculty.

Dan Craytor

Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Services, US Public Sector
CTO of Microsoft Public Sector Services delivering products, enterprise solutions, and services to public sector customers. Dan creates the vision and technical strategy enhancing Microsoft products and services across federal, and state governments, DoD, and education for long-term investments in a complex and dynamic network environment. Dan integrates with government executives, partner executives and technologists to understand policy and develop digital transformation for current and future challenges.

Before joining Microsoft in November 2003, Dan served as the Director of Services for a medium sized, global corporation where he led teams of engineers and developers, managed DoD contracts, a commercial business and technical training center.

Dan gains his military experience from twenty-one years of service as an Army aviator flying attack helicopters and Test Officer in R&D for tactical communication systems and information technology. Dan’s tours include US, Germany, Korea and Iraq.

Dan holds a Masters of Business Administration in Management Information Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and is near completion of a Ph.D. in Information Assurance and Security with a focus on cloud security.

07 December

Kathryn Cristaldi, MD, MHS

Medical Director, School-Based Health Center for Telehealth, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical University of SC
Kathryn King Cristaldi, M.D., MHS, is the medical Director for School Based Health, Associate Program Director for the National Telehealth Center of Excellence, and an assistant professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Cristaldi has a special interest implementing innovative programs targeted at extending the reach of primary care and preventative medicine to underserved populations. Hailing from a rural area herself, she has continuously sought out opportunities to form networks within her local community to support public health interventions. Beginning early in her pediatric training, Dr. Cristaldi was able to leverage community relationships to form a strong research partnership between the school district and the medical university in order to evaluate school-based health programs. She continued this partnership through her fellowship resulting in an AAP Young Investigator Award. Following fellowship, Dr. Cristaldi accepted an appointment as the Medical Director for School-Based Health in the Center for Telehealth at MUSC. In this role directs the programmatic functioning, evaluation and the clinical care provided by other pediatricians, nurse practitioners and herself in school-based telehealth centers across South Carolina. Most recently, she has been named the Associate Director of the National Telehealth Center of Excellence located at MUSC, a role in which she will help to lead a rigorous evaluation of large scale telehealth programs in order to inform the national telehealth landscape. In addition, she has helped form the South Carolina School-Based Health Collaborative, bringing providers from across the state together to examine best-practices for school-based health. She co-chairs the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance’s School-Based Telehealth Workgroup, forming a network of hospital systems, providers who collaborate together and with state agencies to implement school-based telehealth programs in areas of highest health and educational disparities. Dr. Cristaldi also serves as the representative from the AAP Section on Telehealth Care to the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting Program Committee and has been asked to present at the PAS and the National School Based Health Alliance Meeting to share her experience developing and implementing a state-wide school-based telehealth program.

Dr. Cristaldi received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Dayton and earned her Medical Degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her pediatric residency at MUSC, and an academic generalist fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, earning a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

07 December

Stacy Cummings

Program Executive Officer
Defense Healthcare Management Systems

07 December

Jeanette Evans-Morgis

Deputy to the Commander
Systems Engineering and Acquisition Logistics, Marine Corps Systems Command
Ms. Evans-Morgis was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2015 and is the Deputy to the Commander for Systems Engineering and Acquisition Logistics at Marine Corps Systems Command. In this position, she serves as the senior functional technical authority for all USMC ground and information technology systems. With a vision of designing for supportability in a cyber-rich environment, she directs and controls enterprise-level systems engineering across command product lines and product lifecycles to ensure MCSC provides end-to-end integrated, interoperable and certified warfighting capabilities.
Previously Ms. Evans-Morgis was the Assistant Program Executive Officer-Engineering for PEO Land Systems, providing technical management for a portfolio of 45 command and control, and tactical vehicle programs.
From 2010-2013, Ms. Evans-Morgis was the Assistant Program Manager-Engineering for Program Management Office, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Command, Control and Communications at MCSC. She also held positions as Lead Systems Engineer for the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services and Lead Systems Engineer for the Information Systems and Infrastructure Strategic Business Team.
Prior to reporting to MCSC, Ms. Evans-Morgis served as the Guided Missile Submarine Attack Weapon Control System Senior Systems Engineer on the Naval Sea Systems Command Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division K71 team. She taught high school mathematics and science from 1993-1999.
Ms. Evans-Morgis is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in Program Management and Advanced Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
She has more than 25 years of civilian service and has received numerous awards, including the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

07 December

Patrick Flynn

Director, National Security Programs
McAfee
Patrick Flynn is a public sector security expert with more than 25 years' experience in the federal government. Flynn is currently Director of National Security Programs for McAfee and previously served in similar roles at Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. Flynn's public sector experience includes work at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Director of Communications of the Joint Wireless Program Office. He also served as Assistant Chief of the CBP Office of Border Patrol. Prior to that role he served as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, Office of Naval Intelligence, and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He serves on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council, most recently co-chairing the production of the Information and Communications Technology Management Service Mobilization Report. Flynn holds a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice.

06 December

Lawerence Hale

Director, Customer Engagement Division Office of Integrated Technology Category Federal Acquisition Service
U.S. General Services Administration
Lawerence Hale is the Director of the Customer Engagement Division within the Office of Integrated Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, State and Local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.
As Director of the Customer Engagement Division, Mr. Hale is responsible for planning and implementing customer development strategies for the Information Technology Category including Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) and business lines in the ITC portfolio.
Mr. Hale spent more than two years as Chief Information Security Officer of Affiliated Computer Services, a Fortune 500 Information Technology company. Previously, as Director of the Federal Computer Incident Response Center, (FedCIRC) Mr. Hale led the transition of that organization from GSA into DHS, and served as Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
In January 1999, Mr. Hale became the first military officer assigned to the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC).He retired from the U.S. Navy as a commander in 2001. He has a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a master's in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.He is a Federal Computer Week, Federal 100 Award winner, and recently won the Association for Federal Information Resource Management (AFFIRM) 2016 Leadership Award for Health IT.


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Craig Harber

Lead System Engineer
National Security Agency/ Central Security Service
Current Position: Mr. Craig Harber is a lead system engineer for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Mr. Craig Harber was the lead system engineer for the Chief Information Security Office, National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). He was responsible for defining NSA’s overall strategy, standards, and policies of Computer Network Defense of NSA networks and computer systems. Within the last few weeks, Mr. Harber transitioned to his new position as the lead systems engineer within the Mission Integration Division, USCYBERCOM.
Education: Mr. Harber received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1986.
Prior Positions: He served in a variety of technical, management, and leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1987. He directed NSA’s secure voice strategy and product development effort for nearly 16 years. He led the Information Assurance (IA) Architecture of the Transformational Communications (TC) satellite program and influenced its evolution into the integrated Global Information Grid (GIG) IA Architecture; which raised the importance of IA to the level of other warfighting platforms resulting in a significant in DOD IA investments. He transitioned immature Active Cyber Defense (ACD) concept into capability pilots, commercial product improvements, industry standards, and operational solutions. He was a major contributor to defining the threat-based approach to cyber investment strategy that is known as NIPRNet SIPRNet Cyber Security Architecture Review (NSCSAR). Build on NSCSAR’s success within the DOD, he most recently led effort to apply this methodology to NSA networks, eventually driving IC cyber security investment strategies. Across his career he received numerous awards and citations, most notably the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2006.
Personal: Craig and his wife Michele, along with their children reside in Hanover, Maryland. They recently purchased a second home in Charleston, SC where they eventually plan to retire. He enjoys exercising, golfing, coaching, and tackling home improvement projects.

Nigel LeBlanc

Founder & CEO
Cyber Warrior Network
Nigel is the Founder of Cyber Warrior Network, Cyber Warrior Network: First Career and Workforce Matching Software that helps companies find, hire and retain the best transitioning military cyber talent. In his last role he served as the Veteran Outreach Manager for the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, with a focus on Cyber and Unmanned Autonomous Systems.
Nigel is passionate about Startups, Technology and helping Veteran Entrepreneurship. He is a Techstars Patriot Boot Camp Alum and Victory Spark (Veteran Exclusive Accelerator) graduate. Startup America Veterans Working Group team member. He holds a BSS in Communication & Electronic Eng. He has proudly served in both Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member in the US Air Force

06 December

Bill Littleton

Cyber Forensics SME
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Atlantic
Bill Littleton, M.S. Information Assurance, U.S. Coast Guard Retired. Adjunct Professor for Information Assurance since 2009 teaching Introduction to Information Assurance, Penetration Testing and File System Analysis. Nine years of experience at SPAWAR with 6 years as the Integrated Product Team Lead for Cyber Forensics. Manage cost, schedule and performance of all cyber forensic work and lead all forensic and data recovery operations. Develop statements of work, test plans & reporting, SOP’s and review forensic case reports. Assist in conducting advanced data recovery, forensic analysis and incident response activities. Six years of experience as the STEM Cyber Security Outreach Team Lead resulting in the development of three high school cyber security courses, development and deployment of a Cyber Collaboration Suite allowing for live virtual-hybrid on-line high school cyber classes. Developed and coordinated the Annual Palmetto Cyber Security Summer Camp for the past five years. Two years of experience as a Certification & Accreditation Team Lead over 5 DoD Digital Fire Systems. Key experience in testing & evaluation, risk management, forensic analysis, data recovery and extraction, project management, curriculum & training development, and quality assurance; Competed in the DC3 Digital Forensic Challenge placing 2 nd in the 2012 competition and 1 st in the 2013 competition in the DoD category. Presented as a guest speaker at SBIOI, Association of Old Crows Cyber 101/102, CDCA, C5ISR conference, and various other conferences. Bill is also the Director of the Palmetto Cyber Security Summer Camp and the Palmetto Digital Forensics Competition. Certifications/Courses Include: GCFE, GASF, MCP, CompTIA Security+, NSTISSI-4011/4015, CNSSI-2012/4013/4016, DAWIA SPRDE-SE Level-2.

06 December

Col. Donald "Brock" McDaniel

Portfolio Manager, Command Element Systems
Marine Corps Systems Command
Col McDaniel, a native of Union City, California, was commissioned in Mar 1992 through the Platoon Leaders Class program after graduating from California State University of Hayward, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Upon graduation from The Basic School in Sept 1992, he proceeded to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida for Naval Aviation training.
Following flight training Col McDaniel was designated as a Naval Flight Officer in Jan 1995 and was assigned to Whidbey Island, Washington for Fleet Replacement Training in the EA-6B Prowler. After graduation, he reported to VMAQ-2 in Cherry Point, North Carolina and subsequently deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. In Sept 1997 he again deployed with VMAQ-2 in support of Operation Deliberate Guard, where he served as the NATOPS Officer and was selected to serve as the squadron representative at the Combined Air Operations Center. During 1998 Col McDaniel was assigned as a Mission Commander and also completed the Aviation Safety Officers Course. In Feb 1999 he deployed a third time with VMAQ-2 in support of Operation Allied Force (OAF) where he served as the Aviation Safety Officer and later was selected to serve in a Department Head billet as the Director of Safety and Standardization. Col McDaniel flew 30 OAF combat missions, 17 of which were as a Mission Commander. In 2000, he was selected to attend the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, as a student in the Systems Acquisition Management curriculum.
Col McDaniel graduated from NPS in March 2002, earning a Master of Science degree in Acquisition Management. He was then assigned to Infantry Weapons Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) in Quantico, Virginia. In 2003, he was assigned as the Team Lead for the Force Protection/Non-Lethal Systems Team and in 2005 he was selected to become the Ground Based Air Defense Team Lead.
Col McDaniel obtained Level III certification in Program Management and was subsequently selected for a lateral move into the 8059 Military Occupational Specialty in 2006. Soon afterward he earned his Program Management Professional certification from the Program Management Institute. In February 2007 Col McDaniel was selected by the Acquisition Command Slate Board to serve as the Program Manager for Air Defense Weapons where his portfolio included Ground Based Air Defense, Composite Tracking Network, Marine Aviation Command and Control Systems, and Unmanned Systems.
In July 2010, Col McDaniel reported to the Marine Corps Operation Test and Evaluation Activity to serve as the MAGTF C4ISR Division Head. At MCOTEA, he led the successful execution of multiple Operational Test events and earned his Level III certification in Test and Evaluation.
In 2013 Col McDaniel was selected to serve as the Program Manager, MC3 at MCSC. He assumed this billet in March 2014. Subsequently, he was selected to serve as the Portfolio Manager of Command Element Systems and is currently serving in that position.

07 December

Dr. Mark Mellott

Senior Director
Cerner Corporation

07 December

Stella Mercado

CEO/President
MERCOM
Stella Mercado co-founded Mercom Corporation in 2000 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board of Directors. Stella has responsibility for company vision, corporate strategy, and overall business operations. Stella believes in creating a fun and fulfilling work environment for all Mercomians. Stella received a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Virginia and completed The Darden Executive Program. She is passionate about education and serves on the board of multiple academic institutions. She lives in Pawleys Island, SC and enjoys boating, reading, softball, golf, and spending time with her family.

06 December

Chris Miller

Executive Director
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
As Executive Director and senior civilian official of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Mr. Miller sets command-wide strategic goals and manages engineering and business operations for more than 4,000 federal civilian and military employees, and approximately 9,000 industry partners. SSC Atlantic’s main campus is in Charleston, S.C., with several offices located inside and outside the continental U.S. First assigned from January 2010 to September 2013, Mr. Miller returned to the center in May 2016 after a temporary assignment as Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the DoD Healthcare Management System (DHMS). In this position, he reported directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and provided oversight to the program management offices managing the DoD electronic health records modernization and interoperability programs.
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2006, Mr. Miller previously served as the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) and was directly responsible for more than 125 Navy C4I programs that provided integrated communication, IT and intelligence systems for command and control of military forces.
He started his federal civilian service in 2001 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a systems engineer leading the development of a software baseline which is now the foundation of the Navy’s largest tactical network.
From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Miller was employed by Booz | Allen | Hamilton in San Diego, California, supporting numerous Navy command and control programs in management positions in program management and strategic planning.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant in May 1995. Upon completion of The Basic School and the Naval Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course, Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164) in 1996. As the squadron’s Intelligence Officer he completed a deployment to the Western Pacific and supported Operation Southern Watch. In 1998 Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16) as Intelligence Officer for the largest Marine Aircraft Group.
Mr. Miller graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in American History and Political Science. He has attended numerous classes from Defense Acquisition University and is certified Level III in program management. He also holds a Systems Engineering Certification from the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. Miller’s awards include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2016; the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Federal Health IT Leadership Award; the AFCEA and USNI Copernicus Award; the Medal of Order of Resplendent Banner with Cravat from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2012; the 2010 Presidential Rank Award; two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards; and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

06 December

Joseph Opacki

VP of Threat Research
PhishLabs
Joseph Opacki is the VP of threat research, analysis and intelligence at PhishLabs. Prior to joining PhishLabs, Mr. Opacki was the Senior Director of Global Research at iSIGHT Partners. Before his career in the private sector, Mr. Opacki was the malware reverse engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Technical Director of advanced digital forensics in the Operational Technology Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Opacki has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

06 December

CAPT Geno Paluso

Commandant of Cadets
Citadel
Captain Paluso, a 1989 mathematics graduate of The Citadel, was commissioned into the Navy from The Citadel. He served as a Navy SEAL officer on active duty as the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Group 3 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The group consists of 700 specialized SEAL and fleet personnel. He is currently the Commandant of Cadets at the Citadel, Charleston.
He has held leadership roles commanding special operations forces in Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan. Paluso’s service awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

06 December

John Pope

Executive Director
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - PEO C4I
Mr. Pope serves as the Executive Director for the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I) in San Diego, Calif. In this capacity, Mr. Pope is responsible for integrating, executing, and delivering capability in
an annual $2.5 Billion portfolio supporting information needs for naval, joint, and coalition warfighters.
Mr. Pope was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2016 and began his government career in 1983. Mr. Pope is a University of Pennsylvania graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Receiving his Navy commission via the University of Pennsylvania NROTC in 1983, Mr. Pope served afloat on USS Gallery (FFG-26) where he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer. Attending the Naval Postgraduate School, he earned a Master of Science with distinction in Electrical Engineering and an Electrical Engineering degree. His ashore career experience includes significant roles in all aspects of engineering and acquisition. He was assigned to the Naval Sea Systems Command as the Test and Evaluation
Officer for the joint U.S. - Australian NULKA Decoy Project. Following this tour, where he qualified as an Engineering Duty Officer, Mr. Pope served as Special Projects Officer for a CNO-directed classified program. Mr. Pope then served as Force Combat Systems Officer at
Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet.
Mr. Pope’s tours within Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command include Joint Task Group Manager and Afloat Installations Manager within SPAWAR 04 and Advanced Tactical Data Link Systems Engineer in the Tactical Data Link Programs Office (PMW 159).
In December 2000, Mr. Pope was selected as the Deputy Program Manager for the Navy Satellite Communications Program Office (PMW 176). After serving as the fifth Commanding Officer of SPAWAR Systems Center, Charleston, S.C., he returned to PEO
C4I where he served as the Major Program Manager of the Communications Program Office (PMW 170) and the Principal Deputy Program Executive Officer. As a plank owner of SPAWAR’s Fleet Readiness Directorate, Mr. Pope served as the Fleet Support Program
Manager. After leaving active duty in 2012, Mr. Pope was selected as the Director for the Data Center and Application Optimization (DCAO) program within SPAWAR.
Mr. Pope is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is certified Level III in Acquisition Program Management. His active duty awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Gold Star in lieu of fourth award, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star in lieu of third award, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, Navy Unit Commendation, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

07 December

Col. Pete Reddy, USMC, Ret.

Chief Engineer
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Atlantic
Peter C. Reddy graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. In 1990, he received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He received a Masters of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate from the Marine Corps War College in June 2004. He received a Master’s Certificate in Information Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in September 2009. He received a Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University in August 2013.Mr. Reddy also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College.
Peter Reddy was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in May 1984 and served as an Air Defense Control Officer. He earned qualifications as an air control officer up to Senior Air Director and Weapons and Tactics Instructor in the Tactical Air Operations Center in his initial tours at Marine Air Control Squadrons 7 and 6 in Yuma, Arizona and Cherry Point, NC, respectively. Colonel Reddy’s significant operational assignments included service as the Command, Control, Communications Department Head at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 from 1997 to 2000; later as Commanding Officer of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan from June 2001 to December 2002, deploying with his squadron to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; and Commanding Officer of Marine Air Control Group 38 from December 2007 to November 2009, deploying with the Group to Iraq from January 2008 to January 2009 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Colonel Reddy’s staff and acquisition assignments included assignment as the Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System Project Officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia from October 1990 to November 1993; Air Defense Action Officer, Air Command and Control Branch, Department of Aviation, Headquarters, Marine Corps in 2000; Project Team Leader for the Common Aviation Command and Control System, Marine Corps Systems Command from June 2004 to August 2007; and Product Group Director, Product Group 11, MAGTF C2, Weapons and Sensors Development and Integration, Marine Corps Systems Command December 2009 to February 2012. As part of command reorganization, Colonel Reddy was named Program Manager, MAGTF Command, Control, Communications from February 2012 until his retirement from active duty in February 2014.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Reddy, working as a Senior Strategist for SRA International Inc. from June 2014 to August 2014, was embedded within the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Emerging Capability & Prototyping), where he led technical strategy development and evaluation of over 40 anti-personnel landmines & cluster munitions materiel alternatives.
Mr. Reddy entered Federal civil service in September 2014 as the Sub-Portfolio Chief Engineer, Expeditionary Enterprise Systems & Solutions Sub-Portfolio, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic and was selected as the Portfolio Systems Engineer for the Marine Corps and Special Operations Command Portfolio in March 2015.As the Portfolio Systems Engineer, Mr. Reddy provided technical oversight for all engineering support provided by the Center to the Marine Corps and US Special Operations Command in projects spanning command, control, communications, cyber operations, vehicular integration, information technology, and software development and sustainment projects.
Mr. Reddy was selected in January 2017 to serve as the Chief Engineer/5.0 Engineering Competency Lead for SSC Atlantic.In that role, he provides technical leadership and direction over the Engineering competency; serves as a consultant and advisor for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyber, and space systems engineering issues; provides technical advice to Research, Development, Test and Engineering (RDT&E) and engineering communities, resource sponsors, and other stakeholders; formulates, plans, organizes, and develops comprehensive sets of systems engineering best practices for tailoring and application across SSC Atlantic; and executes supervisory responsibilities for the engineering workforce to include resource planning, workforce management, coaching and mentoring employees, and working closely with command leadership to positively promote command and competency policies, processes, goals and initiatives.
Mr. Reddy is certified Level III in the Defense Acquisition Program Management and Systems Engineering Career Fields; as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional; as a Project Management Professional; and as a Professional Engineer.

07 December

Greg Ross

Software Defined Networking Technology Lead,
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Atlantic
Gregory Ross has 18 years of experience developing software on networking
systems for commercial and military applications. Mr. Ross is the
Software Defined Networking technology lead for SPAWAR Systems Center
Atlantic Communications and Networks Competency. Mr. Ross' prior work has
been focused on leveraging Software Defined Radios to create assured
tactical communications solutions and is a subject matter expert for the
Wideband Networking Waveform. Mr. Ross received his Bachelor's degree in
Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Master's degree in Computer and
Information Sciences from the University of Charleston, and a Master's
degree in Electrical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School.

07 December

Mark Ryland

Director of Solutions Architecture and Chief Architect World Wide Public Sector Team
Amazon Web Services
Mark Ryland is the global technology leader for the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) team. Mr. Ryland leads a team of Solutions Architects and Professional Services Engineers who provide technical evangelism, architectural guidance, knowledge transfer, and cloud implementation services to government, education, non-profit, and non-governmental organization customers around the world. In addition to building and managing a large technical team, Ryland is an expert in distributed systems, networking, cybersecurity, and identity and access management. He also serves as a key interface between public sector customers and the engineering, security, and compliance teams at AWS, ensuring that public sector requirements are given priority in plans and roadmaps for the fast-developing AWS cloud platform.

Ryland has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, beginning with Microsoft Federal Systems in the USA, where he began his technical career as a Senior Architectural Engineer in 1991. He continued at Microsoft for ten years, serving in a variety of software engineering and technical marketing roles in the Systems Group. In the late 1990s he started and ran the first standards organization at Microsoft, serving as Director of Standards Strategy until 2000. Subsequently, Ryland served as CTO of two start-up companies, as well as Vice-President and Director of the Washington DC office of a Seattle-based public policy group. He rejoined Microsoft in 2008 as National Standards Officer for the USA, later switching back to an engineering role as a principal program manager in Microsoft’s identity and access team, before joining AWS in September 2011 to lead the WWPS solutions architecture team. Ryland brings a rich set of software engineering, distributed systems, cybersecurity, technical evangelism, public policy, and management skills to the WWPS team and its customers.

Additional information on Mr. Ryland is available at http://linkedin.com/in/markryland.

Mark Ryland

Director of Solutions Architecture and Chief Architect
Amazon Web Services
Mark Ryland is the global technology leader for the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) team. Mr. Ryland leads a team of Solutions Architects and Professional Services Engineers who provide technical evangelism, architectural guidance, knowledge transfer, and cloud implementation services to government, education, non-profit, and non-governmental organization customers around the world. In addition to building and managing a large technical team, Ryland is an expert in distributed systems, networking, cybersecurity, and identity and access management. He also serves as a key interface between public sector customers and the engineering, security, and compliance teams at AWS, ensuring that public sector requirements are given priority in plans and roadmaps for the fast-developing AWS cloud platform.

Ryland has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, beginning with Microsoft Federal Systems in the USA, where he began his technical career as a Senior Architectural Engineer in 1991. He continued at Microsoft for ten years, serving in a variety of software engineering and technical marketing roles in the Systems Group. In the late 1990s he started and ran the first standards organization at Microsoft, serving as Director of Standards Strategy until 2000. Subsequently, Ryland served as CTO of two start-up companies, as well as Vice-President and Director of the Washington DC office of a Seattle-based public policy group. He rejoined Microsoft in 2008 as National Standards Officer for the USA, later switching back to an engineering role as a principal program manager in Microsoft’s identity and access team, before joining AWS in September 2011 to lead the WWPS solutions architecture team. Ryland brings a rich set of software engineering, distributed systems, cybersecurity, technical evangelism, public policy, and management skills to the WWPS team and its customers.

Additional information on Mr. Ryland is available at http://linkedin.com/in/markryland.

Randall Sharo

SME for Software Defined Networking
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Atlantic
Randall Sharo has 23 years of experience in embedded systems design for military and medical applications. His prior experience includes development of Software Defined Radio systems, unattended ground sensors, and aircraft avionics. He is a subject matter expert for the Wideband Networking Waveform: a military MANET radio protocol that has rich networking functionality. Mr. Sharo is also a technical SME for Software Defined Networking (SDN), having developed Defensive Cyber Operations capabilities using COTS SDN hardware and software under the Defend and Jump project. Mr. Sharo has Bachelor's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School.

07 December

Peter Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow
New America Foundation
Peter Warren Singer is Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 "leading innovators in the nation," by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics, and by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, of the people whose ideas most influenced the world that year.
Described in the Wall Street Journal as "the premier futurist in the national-security environment," Dr. Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare, with more books on the military professional reading lists than any other author, living or dead. He has consulted for the US Military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a range of entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, Discovery, History Channel, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He served as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force and was named by the President to the US Military's Transformation Advisory Group. He has provided commentary on security issues for nearly every major TV and radio outlet, including ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NPR, and the NBC Today Show. In addition to his work on conflict issues, Singer served as a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy and as an advisor to IDS. In the entertainment sector, he has received awards/support from the Tribeca Film Institute, Sloan Filmmakers Fund, Film Independent, and FAST Track at the L.A. Film Festival.
His first book Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry pioneered the study of the new industry of private companies providing military services for hire, an issue that soon became important with the use and abuse of these companies in Iraq. It was named best book of the year by the American Political Science Association, among the top five international affairs books of the year by the Gelber Prize, and a "top ten summer read" by Businessweek. Singer advised the Defense Department, CIA, and the European Union on the issue and helped bring to light the role of private contractors in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and the Halliburton controversies in Iraq.
Children at War was the first to comprehensively explore the tragic rise of child soldier groups and was recognized by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book of the Year Award. Singer served as a consultant on the issue to the Marine Corps, and the recommendations in his book resulted in changes in the UN peacekeeping training program. An accompanying History Channel documentary, "Child Warriors," won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in the production of film and television.
Wired for War examined the implications of robotics and other new technologies for war, politics, ethics, and law in the 21st century. Described as "awesome" by Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, Wired for War made the NY Times non-fiction bestseller list in its first week of release. It was named a non-fiction Book of the Year by The Financial Times and featured at venues as diverse as all three US military academies, The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, TED, and the royal court of the UAE. The book was made an official reading of the US Air Force, US Navy, US Army, and Royal Australian Navy.
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know explores the key questions we all face in the cyber age (how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do?). It was described by the Chairman of Google as "an essential read" and by the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO as "the most approachable and readable book ever written on the cyber world." The book has been added to the US Navy and US Army professional reading lists and featured at venues like the Microsoft CEO Summit and South by Southwest festival.
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War (June, 2015) is Singer's debut novel. It melds nonfiction style research on emerging trends and technology with a fictional exploration of what the future of war at sea, on land, in the air, space, and cyberspace will be like in the future. Described as "a modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt For Red October from the late Tom Clancy." (USA Today) and "A Wild Ride" (The Economist), it went through 6 print runs in its first 6 weeks of release. Its new model of "useful fiction" has been endorsed by a unique group that ranges from the head of the US Navy to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones and the producer of Hunger Games.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Singer was the founding Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He was the youngest scholar named Senior Fellow in Brookings' 101-year history. Prior to that, he was the founding Director of the Project on US Policy Towards the Islamic World, where he was the organizer of the US-Islamic World Forum, a global leaders conference. He has also worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. Singer received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard and a BA from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

07 December

07 December

Col. Ben Stinson

Commanding Officer
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Col Stinson was commissioned in December 1991 through the NROTC program at Oregon State University.Completing his Air Traffic Control training as Honor Graduate at NAS Millington, TN in October 1992, Col Stinson was assigned to various ATC and Air Command and Control billets at Marine Corps Air Stations and Marine Aviation Wing units.His assignments included: ATC watch officer, ATC Detachment Commander, Deputy Airfield Operations Officer, ATC Facility Officer and Squadron Operations Officer.
After graduating the Naval Postgraduate School in March 2001 with the USMC Superior Service Award, he began his transition to the acquisition career field at Marine Corps Systems Command.He has held various acquisition assignments including Operations Officer, Team Leader, Deputy Program Manager and Program Manager.His program portfolios have included Command and Control Systems (both Air and Ground), Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and Robotics.He has held assignments in two Navy PEOs (PEO U&W and PEO T) at NAVAIR, and an Army PEO (PEO Ground Combat Systems) at the Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) in addition to MARCORSYSCOM.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served as the I MEF (Fwd) G-9, (Assistant Chief of Staff for Technology & Innovation) where he coordinated in-theater fielding of new equipment and all Urgent Universal Needs Statements (U-UNS) and co-authored the MRAP U-UNS.
Transferring to Camp Pendleton, CA, in June 2014, Col Stinson began serving in his current assignment as the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity.He is also dual-hatted as the Director of Developmental Test and Evaluation for the Marine Corps.
Col Stinson has been selected to become the Portfolio Manager for Supporting Establishment Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command.
Col Stinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Science, a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Management.He is a graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College and the Air War College.His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (silver star in lieu of 6th award), the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Silver Division Match Pistol Medal.Col Stinson and his wife, Toni, have three children. Their two sons are active duty Marines, and their daughter is a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.

06 December

William Williford

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.

07 December

Ruth Youngs Lew

Program Executive Officer
Enterprise Information Systems
Ms. Youngs Lew serves as the Program Executive Officer for Information Systems located in Arlington, VA.
Ms. Youngs Lew was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July, 2013. Her career experience includes significant roles in all aspects of engineering and acquisition.
She began her federal career in 1986 as an engineer at the Naval Aviation Depot, North Island in San Diego, CA. Over the next ten years, she supported the E-2C, F/A-18 and Common Avionics support equipment programs as Project Manager and Team Lead.
Ms. Youngs Lew joined Program Executive Office for Space, Communications and Sensors (PEOSCS) in 1996 where her assignments included Submarine Data Links Project Engineer for the Advanced Tactical Data Links Program Office (PMW 159), Assistant Program Manager (APM) for Science and Technology at the Submarine Communications Program Office (PMW 173), and Principal APM for Acquisition in the Submarine Integration Program Office (PMW 770).
In February 2005, she was selected as the Deputy Program Manager for the Communications Program Office (PMW 170), followed by selection as PEO C4I’s Deputy Program Executive Officer for Platform Integration and Modernization in July 2006. In March 2010, she assumed the role of Program Manager for the Shore and Expeditionary Integration Program Office (PMW 790).
In May 2013, Ms. Youngs Lew was selected Executive Director for the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I). In this capacity, Ms. Youngs Lew was responsible for integrating, executing and delivering capability in a $2.5B annual portfolio supporting information needs for naval, joint and coalition warfighters.
In December 2015 she was selected as the Director for Communications and Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for the Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) Pearl Harbor, HI.
As the fleet N6, Ms. Youngs Lew was responsible for ensuring operational C4I capability for all afloat and ashore commands in the U.S. Pacific Fleet. As the CIO, she was actively engaged in strategic C4I and Information Technology (IT) initiatives within the Department of the Navy, the US Pacific Command and the US Pacific Fleet.
Ms. Youngs Lew holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has earned numerous personal and team awards, including the Superior Civilian Service award. She is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and a certified Level III in Acquisition Program Management and in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.

07 December

Parsons

Titanium
Parsons is a premier provider of cyber and physical security solutions, enabling converged solutions for the emerging cyber-physical market. They are domain experts in virtualization and cloud computing, data center consolidation, critical infrastructure protection, high performance computing, NOC / SOC Operations, and information assurance for the DoD, Health and Intel communities. With the acquisition of Secure Missions Solutions, Parsons provides full spectrum cyber services and solutions focused on solving complex problems with the proven ability to integrate world-class cyber security into large distributed networks, delivers the advantages of secure cloud computing to modernize IT enterprises securely as well as leads initiatives to deliver converged security solutions mutually reinforcing physical and cyber protection. Parsons delivers the resources to ensure the success of our federal customers’ missions around the globe. The services we provide help our customers deliver, protect and sustain our nation’s most critical assets. Whether providing systems engineering support for the Ballistic Missile Defense System, designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility to process nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site, developing innovative technology to support the Military Munitions Response Program, or offering cybersecurity services to the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, we provide the right people with the right skills to ensure mission success. We offer a broad range of services focused on the markets below.
• Defense
• Environment
• Infrastructure
• Intelligence
• Security

Mercom

Titanium
Mercom Corporation, Your Trusted Technology Advisor, combines the latest technology with highly trained professionals to deliver best in cutting edge solutions with first class customer service. Our solutions include Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Cyber Security, Data Center Modernization, IT Systems Integration, Software and Systems Deployment, and Unified Communications. We are an EDWOSB/WOSB/SB and we are prime on several contract vehicles including: GSA Schedule 70, GSA Schedule 58, GSA 8(a) STARS II, NASA SEWP V, NIH CIO-CS, Navy SeaPort-E, and SPAWAR TCI Pillars: Preferred and 8(a), as well as the SPAWAR Multiple Award Contracts (Product MACs).

Amazon Web Services

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Network Security Systems Plus, Inc

Media Lounge
Network Security Systems Plus, Inc. (NSSPlus) is a growing Veteran owned Cyber Security Company in business for over 14 years. NSSPlus is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2013 certified, with proven Cyber Security capabilities that fulfill a wide spectrum of services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Agencies. NSSPlus employs more than 150 Cyber Security professionals supporting Federal and DoD programs spanning seven locations across the U.S. All of our personnel are thoroughly trained in the IA and IS assessment processes based on the DoD Polices, DISA, NSA, NIST, and industry best practices and standards. Over 80% of NSSPlus' existing staff have the CISSP certification, and the breadth of our knowledge is reflected in the wide range of the additional certifications that our staff possess, such as: CHSP, CCIE, MCSE, PMP, CCNA, CCNP, GCIA, GCIH, C|EH, MCDBA, OSWP, Solaris, & Other Certifications.
Since NSSPlus began operating in 2001, we continue to play an integral role in the success of several A&A, CNDSP, and Cyber Security programs for the DoD and federal government. These programs include Defense Health Agency (DHA), SPAWAR Atlantic, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), General Services Administration (GSA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

UEC Electronics

UEC Electronics is a product design and manufacturing company. Our specialty is designing and manufacturing power systems which include vehicle power, clean energy power generation systems, power distribution and power management products. UEC Electronics is able to assist our customers anywhere within the product development lifecycle. In addition to products that we have developed, we are also a US contract manufacturer. Businesses trust UEC Electronics to protect their intellectual property and to meet their Buy American Act requirements. We manufacture simple through complex cable harnesses, circuit card assemblies (CCA), complex assemblies, and large integrated multi-rack assemblies. Our quality management system is registered as both ISO9001 and AS9100. Give us your toughest challenge and watch us exceed your expectations!

NOVA Power Solutions, Inc.

NOVA Power Solutions, Inc., has been a leading supplier of high quality power solutions to the U.S. Military since 1988. We deliver award-winning technical support, customer service, and expert knowledge to provide unsurpassed power protection to mission-critical electronics throughout the world. NOVA’s customizable rack-mount rugged and ruggedized uninterruptible power supplies are designed to MIL-STD compliance and particularly suited to shipboard, tactical military and other harsh operating environments. NOVA’s power conditioners, converters, distribution and battery backup solutions provide our customers a wide-range of power protection and backup alternatives. NOVA Power Solutions is a certified woman-owned, small business. www.novapower.com

HII-AMSEC

With over 2,000 employees and 35 locations worldwide, AMSEC has continued to provide technical services to our military and commercial customers since 1981.
AMSEC’s expertise includes naval architecture and marine engineering services, shipyard industrial engineering, waterfront systems testing and maintenance, acquisition program support, and C4I installation and support services. We also excel at life cycle integrated logistics services including enterprise software design and development, network and database management, cyber security and web services, system certification and accreditation, technical manual development, inventory and warehouse management, instructional system design and end-to-end advanced technical training solutions.
Our major customers include NAVSEA, Public and Private Shipyards, SPAWAR, COMNAVAIRPAC/LANT, RMCs, Military Sealift Command, Naval Education and Training Command, Naval Warfare Centers, original equipment manufacturers and other commercial industries.
“Quality People Providing Quality Service” has been AMSEC’s distinct working motto for over 34 years. We solve tough problems for our customers, and we are proud that our services make a difference.
AMSEC LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).

Modus21

“Modus21 is an IT consultancy specializing in systems engineering, systems engineering and organizational change. We are a small business and have been completed dozens of Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture projects in the federal and commercial sectors since 2004.”

VMWare Inc

VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

Scientific Research Corporation

Since 1988, Scientific Research Corporation has been providing innovative and cost-effective products and services to customers worldwide. We are a vital source for leading-edge technology solutions that help our customers respond to opportunities faster, achieve more from their operations, and exceed their requirements.

PricewaterhouseCoopers' LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC’s) global network delivers industry focused services for both Federal and Commercial clients. PwC is one of the world's largest professional services firms with nearly 200,000 professionals in 154 countries. PwC's Public Sector Practice helps federal agencies solve complex business issues, manage risk and add value through our comprehensive service offerings in financial management; program management; human capital; enterprise effectiveness; governance, risk and compliance; and technology, all of which we deliver seamlessly throughout the world.

iGov

iGov is an IT systems integrator, founded in 1996, specializing in engineering and management services and delivering mission-centric tactical IT solutions to our Government customers. iGov brings together several key elements to make our customers successful, including: highly trained and talented management professionals and certified technical experts, years of experience in IT systems engineering, design and development expertise; and proven methodologies, such as CMMI, ISO, ITIL and PMBOK.
iGov Capabilities include: IT Infrastructure, Command Center/Situation Awareness and Mission-Centric Custom Solutions. Our comprehensive Technology Capabilities span the following areas of expertise.
Integrated Product and System Solutions: Our top-notch R&D and systems engineers and support teams research, design, engineer, deploy and sustain Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) technologies to produce compelling mission-centric solutions. Our integrated solutions include: mobile deployable networks, unattended sensor systems and communications technology.
Engineering Management: iGov’s extensive engineering management expertise is derived from in-depth experience in the following technical areas: systems engineering, requirements development, systems design and integration and quality assurance. These offerings comprise an approach which generates forward-thinking and successful solutions.
Research & Development: iGov’s R&D facility provides the sophisticated equipment and technology necessary for a truly progressive R&D program. Our mission-centric and highly skilled R&D team provides a winning combination for exploration in the following areas: emerging technologies, COTS / NDI, and concept analysis.
Integrated Logistics Support: The ILS program applies best practices approaches to support successful technical solutions for each and every client. Our ILS program comprises the following components: production, logistics, and service management and service delivery.
Program Management: Our Program Management comprises a comprehensive suite of services addressing the full program life cycle and implemented by dedicated and highly skilled iGov team members. We deliver IT projects by certified and accredited professionals who adhere to industry Program Management standards, including PMP (Project Management Professional), PM Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) to ensure our cost-effective delivery of complex IT solutions.

BCF Solutions, Inc

BCF Solutions (BCF) holds a prime contract to support Program Management Financial Management (PMFM) efforts for SSC-LANT. Other SPAWAR contracts include subcontracts on Pillars for Decision Superiority, Battlespace Awareness & Business Force Support, as well as the 8(a) Incubator, Air Traffic Control, Biometrics and Command Wide Admin Support Services support. BCF is also a Seaport-E Prime.
Since its inception in 2003, BCF Solutions, Inc. (BCF) has developed, coordinated, and sustained numerous complex acquisition and business projects for ACAT 1 programs. This includes our acquisition prime contract support to the AEGIS BMD program for the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS). Additionally, BCF has provided engineering and technical services to the Navy on numerous subcontracts for more than ten years. Our personnel are familiar with the unique requirements posed by many of the Navy’s programs and sponsors, and we are uniquely positioned to support rapid response projects for mobile and ground-based communications platforms, as well as electronic surveillance and security requirements. We have prime contracts in Force protection and Tactical surveillance for OSD organizations and the Air Force. For these efforts we integrate a variety of stand-alone sensors into security solutions that range in magnitude from small man teams to Forward Operating Bases to full Base Installation. We are also experts in Communications-Electronics engineering support, having supported both fixed and mobile Command and Control systems. We provided the initial development of the upgrade to the White House Communications Agency Wide Area System - Very High Frequency (VHF) Land Mobile Radio System; support to the design, integration, installation, and test of major upgrades to a secure, building-wide audio/video systems that are integrated into the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS). Whether security or communications, we integrate these systems into a variety of vehicles, many facilities, and thousands of kits.

Sentar

Sentar is a Women-Owned Small Business at the forefront of cyber security technology and services. With three primary business areas focused on innovating, building, and securing network centric systems, Sentar is well positioned to address all facets of the cyber security issue. Sentar's key competencies are: 1)Technology-innovating advances in information and knowledge exchange with an emphasis on decision support systems applied to cyber security infrastructures; 2)Software-leveraging virtually any language or technology (Visual C++, C#, Visual Basic, VBA, .NET, Java, Ada, Python, Ruby, Rails, SharePoint, HTML, DHTML, AJAX, Active Server Pages, XML/XSLT) to build security into systems from their inception onwards, and fielding mission critical systems with extensive experience focused in C2BM; 3)Information Security-securing systems by providing the subject matter expertise and thought leadership for all aspects of information systems security.
Sentar has been in business since 1990 and has supported the Army, SPAWAR, Air Force, Navy, DARPA, NASA, MDA, OSD, and various commercial clients. Sentar's Technology Solutions Group has provided leading edge developments in information and knowledge exchange and management-applied extensively to Cyber Security and Decision Support domains resulting in cyber defense capabilities being fielded into programs of record. Our Software solutions segment provides full spectrum lifecycle services from requirements development to fielding systems with extensive experience in decision support systems and C2BM-our software developers have developed mission critical systems such as the National Missile Defense Payload Launch Vehicle (PLV) Ground Support Software and Integrated System Test Capability, and the Engagement Planner for Missile Defense. Sentar's Information Security Solutions unit employs a full life-cycle approach to information systems security and assurance. We provide expertise in regulatory based (DIACAP and NIST) planning and implementation, including Program Protection planning, Systems Security Engineering, Anti-Tamper planning and implementation, Cyber threat analysis, Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Risk management approaches and frameworks, and operational maintenance of the IA security posture.
From our experience, Sentar has gained an intimate knowledge of the cyber security challenges faced by the DoD and the nation. Sentar has demonstrated both thought and technology leadership on behalf of its customers by developing both governance documents (policies, CONOPS, agency-wide processes, and methodologies), and cyber defense technologies to address a full-spectrum approach to critical security challenges in cyberspace. Our thought leadership was recently underscored by our participation in President Obama's 60-day, comprehensive, "clean-slate" review to assess U.S. policies and structures for cyber security and our participation in the White House Cyber Security Jobs of the Future Meeting.

CACI

CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P SmallCap600 Index. CACI’s sustained commitment to ethics and integrity defines its corporate culture and drives its success. With approximately 18,600 employees worldwide, CACI provides dynamic career opportunities for military veterans and industry professionals to support the nation’s most critical missions. Visit www.caci.com for more information. 


ViON Corporation

Leidos

Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from the Enterprise Commercial Sector, Federal Public Sector, Consumers and Small Businesses to the Largest Global Organizations – secure and manage their information, technology infrastructures and related processes against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.
As the world’s fourth largest independent software company and backed by the Global Intelligence Network, our unique focus is to eliminate information, technology and process risks independent of device, platform, interaction or location.
Our software and services protect completely, in ways that can be managed easily and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.
Symantec's Public Sector organization provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that help federal agencies, state & local governments and educational institutions access, manage and secure their information.
From Cyberscope to Cloud First to Data Center Consolidation regulations, these organizations must meet their own regulatory mandates. As technologies evolve and IT complexity increases,
Symantec is positioned to provide data management and security solutions that support Public Sector's Mobile, Cloud, Data Center Modernization and Security initiatives.

Netscout

Red Seal, Inc.

CSRA

CSC has developed technology-enabled solutions to solve our clients’ toughest challenges for more than five decades. As a leader in next-generation technologies such as big data and analytics, cloud, cybersecurity, infrastructure and managed services, CSC’s federal sector leverages commercial best practices and proven technologies to bring scalable, more cost-effective IT solutions to government agencies who are seeking efficiency through innovation. Visit CSC.com/government for more information.

Extreme Networks

Why have Extreme Networks + Avaya + Brocade joined forces? To help federal customers automate, manage, control and secure their federal networks. It is a new day in networking and the NEW Extreme Networks provides a choice to the Department of Defense – from wired to wireless, on premise or in the cloud. Find out how at extremenetworks.com/federal


Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc.

Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc. (STOPSO) is an 8(a) SBA certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) serving as an information technology, software strategy, and management consulting firm. STOPSO leverages a successful history of support providing customer-centric AGILE software integration, technology strategy, compliance testing, strategic planning and business process development. Utilizing integrated enabling technologies in the areas of software life cycle engineering and development, STOPSO provides superior cyber security, information assurance, identity management, cloud services and biometrics capabilities.

Point Rock Solutions

Rollout Systems

Rollout Systems is a small business focused on the needs of our clients. Solutions oriented, we go the extra mile to provide personalized and tailored responses to complex challenges. Our Core Capabilities include:
• Information Security
• Program Management
• Training Products and Services
• Enterprise Architecture
• Software and Database Development/Management
• Administrative Support
We deliver the right resources at the right time, every time! Trust Rollout Systems to be a valued part of your solution!

Professional Solutions Delivered, LLC

ProSoDel is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that was named one of Virginia’s best places to work in 2016 and is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified company. On May 31st, 2017 ProSoDel was named DAV (Disabled American Veterans) 2017 Outstanding Small Employer of the Year. Established in 2009, our headquarters is located in Fredericksburg, VA. ProSoDel’s core competencies include:
•Program Management
•Logistics
•Information Technology Services
ProSoDel currently provides support services to the Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and commercial hospitals. The scope of our current contracts include IT Services and Call Center/Service Desk support, Program Management, Lifecycle Logistics, Lifecycle Management, Documentation Support, Project and Portfolio Management, Integrated Master Scheduling/Planning, Requirements Generation and Capabilities Analysis, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Item Unique Identification (IUID) tagging, and Senior Executive Steering Committee Facilitator support.

CDW-G

M2 Technology, Inc.

M2 Technology (M2) is an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in enterprise solutions that range from the Data Center to Client Computing for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Government. The knowledge and experience of our team provides M2 with a balanced perspective from the customer’s view, as well as an understanding of the intricacies of the supply chain. Our engineering department is trained and certified across the technology grid and skilled in designing the right solutions to meet complex and mission critical requirements. Leveraging our Account Teams, we utilize a consultative engagement model while applying “best practice” principles. The end result is an architecturally sound and price conscious solution that complies with the appropriate standards and meets the business needs and mission of the agency.
M2 Technology offers a trusted and secure supply chain to all of our Federal customers. Our strength is delivering price conscience Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology. Our objective is to help our customers enhance mission effectiveness, take advantage of substantially discounted pricing, facilitate agency efforts to standardize technology, simplify the procurement process and reduce acquisition and lead times to deliver speed to capability. Contributing to our ability to streamline the acquisition process is our prime contract portfolio which includes NETCENTS-2, SEWP V and GSA.
M2 is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and Veteran-Owned company delivering “IT Solutions with a Human Connection”. We provide system design and architecture support, order & delivery management, implementation services, systems integration, installation of computer network equipment, and technical support for agencies such as: Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Cyber Command, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Weather Agency, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Communications Agency, Cryptologic Systems Group, Air Force Services Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Marine Corps (Logistics/Systems), Missile Defense Agency, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, US Strategic Command and several Civilian Agencies.
Our past performance includes solutions focused on optimizing IT solutions for superior performance while reducing acquisition and operating cost. This includes making the journey to the Cloud more manageable with infrastructure automation and extending the benefits of virtualization to the desktop and mobile devices. Other M2 Technology IT offerings include server based computing, client and mobile devices, storage consolidation and virtualization, data deduplication, data replication, and Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery (COOP/DR). M2 is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Platinum Partner, HPE’s highest and most exclusive designation. In 2015, M2 Technology was selected as the HPE Federal Storage Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. We are certified and authorized across the entire HPE product portfolio including business critical systems, storage systems, industry standard servers, blade technology, thin clients, networking and enterprise software. M2 has a diverse product “Line Card” represented by vendors which include Blue Coat, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, F5, Hitachi, HPE, Microsoft, Oracle, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Red Hat, Tavve, and VMware.

Accelera Solutions

Nutanix

KBRwyle

KBRwyle is a leading provider of specialized engineering, professional, scientific and technical services to the federal government. The company has more than 10,000 dedicated employees working at locations nationwide and overseas. Dating back to 1949, KBRwyle has grown to become the leading systems engineering provider to U.S. Naval Aviation and the leading advisory and assistance services (A&AS) provider to Army Aviation and the U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense, as well as the top life sciences provider to NASA. KBRwyle’s areas of expertise include systems and sustainment engineering, program and acquisition management, advance security solutions, full lifecycle logistics support, life science research, space medical operations, communications, information technology, cybersecurity engineering, and test and evaluation of aircraft, ships, weapon systems and networks. KBRwyle is a subsidiary of KBR, Inc., a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing approximately 25,800 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries performing a wide range of Government services, and commercial technologies, engineering and construction.

Grove Resource Solutions, Inc.

At GRSi, we believe our most valuable assets are our people and our clients. Honesty, integrity and commitment are our corporate values, by which we operate every day. We deliver high-quality, value-added solutions and consulting services to our clients - leveraging the best in Engineering, Technology and most importantly, People.
We’re a performance-based company, for our clients, for our employees and for our values. We clearly communicate our corporate values to our employees and our partners, striving to always provide services and solutions based on these values: Trust - Respect - Integrity - Pride - Service - Quality - Teamwork.
GRSi is a privately held company incorporated in Maryland in the year 2000. GRSi is co-owned by Deborah Grove and David Affeldt, Deborah maintains 51% ownership, garnering GRSi status as a woman owned small business in NAICS codes with size standards at the $35.5 million level; such as 541330 (with military or energy act exception), and several others, as well as on certain government wide acquisition contracts (i.e., CIO-SP3, Seaport-e). Our simple corporate structure and "flat" management philosophy allows for agile responses to our clients' needs, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and proven process.

McAfee

Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering provides consulting, engineering, applied technology and education solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, public entities, government organizations and the military. The quality, expertise and dedication of our employees enables Life Cycle Engineering to serve as a trusted resource for reliability consulting and services, applied information technology solutions, engineering and technical services, integrated logistics support services, program support services and education.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. In the commercial sector, the firm focuses on leveraging its existing expertise for clients in the financial services, healthcare, and energy markets, and to international clients in the Middle East. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, engineering and operations, technology, and analytics—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.
The firm’s management consulting heritage is the basis for its unique collaborative culture and operating model, enabling Booz Allen to anticipate needs and opportunities, rapidly deploy talent and resources, and deliver enduring results. By combining a consultant’s problem-solving orientation with deep technical knowledge and strong execution, Booz Allen helps clients achieve success in their most critical missions—as evidenced by the firm’s many client relationships that span decades. Booz Allen helps shape thinking and prepare for future developments in areas of national importance, including cybersecurity, homeland security, healthcare, and information technology.
Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs approximately 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.86 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2012. For over a decade, Booz Allen’s high standing as a business and an employer has been recognized by dozens of organizations and publications, including Fortune, Working Mother, G.I. Jobs, and DiversityInc. More information is available at www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

Walker and Associates, Inc.

Chugach Government Solutions

Interclypse, Inc

COLSA Corporation

Main Sail

Our “S4” mission (Straightforward, Service, Savings, and Solutions) focuses on establishing 'trusted advisor' customer relationships while offering innovative solutions through the provision of the highest quality of services at a competitive price. We are dedicated to achieving complete customer satisfaction while striving for continuous improvements and efficiencies.
Main Sail possesses strong past performance in the DoD and DHS environments, holding prime contracts on the Navy’s Seaport-e, GSA MOBIS and IT-70 Schedule contracts. We have a keen interest in expanding our contractual base at SSC-Lant by establishing strategic teaming alliances to pursue viable business pursuits with a technical focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Information Assurance, Business Intelligence, Biometrics, Business Process Analysis and Management, Organizational Change Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Warehouse Management competencies, applying innovative solutions and strong technical performance skills to assist in the successful capture of competitive pursuits. We are aligned as a strategic partner on all of the SSC-Lant Pillars with the exception of TCI.

Accenture

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems is an innovative leader in mission critical C4ISR solutions. Customers depend on our products and systems to perform in every domain – land, air, sea, space, and cyber. Explore our full spectrum of trusted solutions in global defense, civilian and commercial markets at gdmissionsystems.com. Follow us @GDMS.

Network Runners

World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology (WWT) is leading systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider that brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations around the globe evaluate, architect and implement technology.

Companion Data Services

Companion Data Services offers 70 years of proven data center and IT expertise. We own and operate one of the world’s largest, most secure top-tier health care data centers.

Focus on Your Mission With Our Adaptable Solutions:
Data Center | Hosting and Outsourcing
Cloud Computing | Private, Public and Hybrid
Managed Services
Cybersecurity
Systems Engineering
Enterprise Content Management | Business Process Management

We Are:
FISMA High Certified/Compliant
FedRAMP Ready Cloud
HIPAA, HITECH – PCI Compliant
CMMI Level 3 Certified
ISO 9001-2008 Certified

Headquartered in Columbia, SC, we have offices in Dallas, TX and Baltimore, MD.
Visit CompanionDataServices.com.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with approximately 88,200 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

MetalworX

ManTech

ManTech is one of the most trusted and respected providers of advanced technology, technical services, and security solutions in the United States. We have developed and refined our capabilities to match the rapid evolution of technology in our modern society, and we offer a broad range of discrete and integrated solutions. Our experience in the demanding and unforgiving field of national security has instilled in us a dedication to ethics and an unwavering commitment to quality, which we apply equally to all of our work with government and industry.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, both in the products we deliver and in the way we conduct ourselves throughout the entire customer experience. Because, after all, we are in the business of securing a great deal more than just our place in the market. Our mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies. The security solutions we provide help secure freedoms for our nation as well as those of our allies. Squarely meeting our obligations, fiscally and technologically, isn't just a business goal, but a moral imperative. To that end, as we evolve as a company, the responsibility we feel for our country and the citizens and troops we help support grows with us. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

AT&T

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. The Microsoft Services organization includes a diverse group of technical architects, engineers, consultants, and support professionals dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission of empowering businesses on the planet to do more and achieve more in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Our more than 21,000+ people live and work around the world engaging in billions of customer and partner interactions per year through onsite, phone, web, community and automated tools. With seven (7) regional customer support centers, 74 call centers worldwide, and by organizing our support approach by audience (Enterprise, SMB, Consumer, Advertiser, Developer, and Partner), Microsoft Services is helping a broad range of customers get the most out of their technology within 191 countries, supporting 46 different languages. • 5,000+ architects and consultants, along with 3,000+ Premier field engineers support our enterprise customers • 9,000+ serve as Customer Service & Support professionals, which includes 4,500+ personnel in Support Engineering, Product Quality & Supportability Microsoft has tremendous breadth and depth in the products, services, and devices it offers, and Microsoft Services is uniquely positioned to bring them all together. We strive to earn the confidence, trust, and loyalty of our business customers by helping them get the most from their technology investments through strategy, planning, deployment, and support services. We use our expertise across the broad Microsoft portfolio—along with our extensive network of partners, our technical communities, tools, diagnostics and the channels that connect us with our enterprise customers—to serve the needs of millions around the globe. We are proud to bring decades of collective experience, knowledge, and expertise that can help any enterprise customer use our technology to do great things. www.microsoft.com www.microsoft.com/government http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/default.aspx

Deloitte

“Deloitte's Federal Practice has over 6,600 dedicated professionals who work with government agencies to deliver award-winning solutions to complex business challenges. By drawing on industry-leading practices across government and business, Deloitte applies a mix of private-sector perspective and public-sector experience to help federal agencies in their efforts to address today's biggest challenges while building a stronger foundation for tomorrow. Learn more at www.deloitte.com/federal or follow us at @deloittegov.”

Semper Fortis

Semper Fortis Solutions™, LLC is a Systems Engineering and Software Integration company with a deep background and strong focus on Information and Cyber Security. Semper Fortis is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). We bring innovation to our customer’s toughest problems. At Semper Fortis we pride ourselves in creating mission focused solutions with the latest technologies. Using a holistic approach to solving problems, our solutions address the tactical and strategic needs of our customers. Our lean processes help guide agile solution development – from requirements and design to services and integration, the customer is part of each phase of solution development. Our expertise can be categorized into 5 knowledge areas: Encryption Management Services (EMS); Strategic Information Assurance Security Consulting; Agile Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Project Management; Identification, Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing (IAAA), Enterprise Software Systems Engineering and Integration.

Integral Marketing

High Performance Composites

Charleston County Economic Development

SOFX

Centurum

At Centurum, we have forged a new company with a long and storied history of innovation across our five core capability areas.
For 40 years, we have been at the center of the effort to build and deploy new systems that enable government to operate and communicate more effectively—at home and around the globe. Today, we have a new name, but a decades-old mission: to arm you with advanced technical expertise and groundbreaking tools that foster a change in your ability to achieve mission success.
Centurum combines the proven talents of our three operating entities, TECHPLAN Corporation, TDS Incorporated, and Klein and Stump Incorporated into an organization uniquely capable of providing the Department of Defense and other federal government agencies with solutions to meet their business needs and support our warfighters every step of the way.
Centurum is large enough to deliver comprehensive mission-critical services that the government relies on—yet small enough to listen, care, and respond rapidly. We have just over 400 employees, all trained to be nimble and responsive to our customers. No other company of this size can provide what we deliver—solutions across the Network Centric Enterprise . At the same time, the percentage of our employees holding top-level security clearances is larger than some major consulting firms.
Centurum delivers solutions for net-centric military, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Our long-term focus is on providing end-to-end solutions, across the entire system lifecycle. We specialize in providing advanced solutions within five core capability areas:
• Network Engineering
• Systems Integration
• Systems Engineering and Design
• Information Operations
• Operational Support
Centurum is a different kind of company. A trusted partner. A corporate team that stands behind its commitments. Seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of your unique challenges and goals…an unwavering focus on exceeding your expectations and ensuring your success…and a track record of delivering end-to-end IT solutions.

Red Hat

Frontier Technology

For over 30 years, FTI has been in the business of helping the Department of Defense (DoD), and other government agencies, implement informed and wise decisions, to solve difficult problems. In that time, FTI has developed numerous Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Decision Analysis Technologies to support our customers, and their missions, at all scopes and classifications. We have focused our technologies on customer challenges, by providing decision analysis, support services, and agile Sole Source contracting solutions, with our teammates.

JHM Hotels

DH Tech

Splunk

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 14,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 110 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk®, Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

NeQter Labs

NeQter Labs is the innovative cybersecurity division of McLaughlin Research Corporation. NeQter Labs provides cost-effective solutions for NIST SP 800-171 compliance. Our 70 years of experience in the defense industry have given us a unique perspective to meet the rapidly evolving demands of cybersecurity and government compliance.

Thales e-Security

Unanet

Firemon

Protecting your network against today’s threats requires real-time intelligence about the performance and vulnerabilities of your security infrastructure. Visit with FireMon representatives to learn how this contextual awareness can help you cut through the complexity of today’s threats and networks to optimize your existing security technologies and feel confident in the state of your defenses.

C4ISRNet

Hortonworks

IBM

GSA FEDSIM

The Citadel Gradute School

Dell EMC

Dell listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Forging close partnerships with governments at all levels, Dell helps governments address complicated problems with open, capable and affordable IT solutions. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Catalyst Solutions

Located in Stafford, VA and Charleston, SC, Catalyst Solutions, LLC is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), specializing in research, engineering and management. As a small business source of high caliber, multi-disciplinary talent, we are credited with seasoned and certified government acquisition professionals whose knowledge spans the full spectrum of acquisition competencies.
http://www.catalystsolutions.co/

NEC Corporation

SAIC

SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC’s approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.3 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

Red River

PolarisAlpha

In an increasingly complex technical and operational global security environment, Polaris Alpha brings together proven performers to assist organizations in navigating their toughest challenges. The result is a high-tech culture bringing cutting-edge capabilities to a “mission first” mindset. Polaris Alpha is a highly technical industry leader uniquely positioned to address customers’ most complex challenges across the full spectrum of air, land, sea, cyber, and space domains. With over 1,200 technical experts providing deep subject matter expertise; a portfolio of operationally relevant capabilities; and the agility of a focused, mid-sized company; Polaris Alpha is leading the way in next generation national security solutions.”

Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies enables agencies to harness the power of their information to drive mission success, with solutions designed to serve the world’s most complex, heterogeneous environments. Veritas works with Federal agencies to help them improve their data availability and unlock insights to make them more successful in support of the overall mission.

From traditional data centers to private, public, and hybrid clouds, Veritas helps agencies protect, identify, and manage data regardless of the environment through a comprehensive product strategy and roadmap focused on Federal agency needs. Veritas’ products help automate information management and reduce manual efforts.

Patricio Enterprises

Insight

Rugged Science

ITC Defense Corp

Pure Storage

General Dynamics Information Technology

General Dynamics has worked across the full spectrum of government and business for decades. So we understand where you are, where you want to go and how Strong IT solutions and services can take you there.
“Delivering the strength of information technology, systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training.”

Envision Innovations Solutions

Paragon Micro

Paragon Micro, Inc. (Paragon Micro) was founded in 2006 and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing Information Technology (IT) solutions providers in the United States. Paragon Micro has received accolades and awards including Dell EMC 2016 SIM Partner of the Year, Washington Technology Fast 50 (ranked #2 in 2014), and Crain’s Fast 50 (#11 in 2014). Headquartered in Lake Zurich, IL, with additional offices in downtown Chicago, IL and suburban Phoenix, AZ. Paragon Micro helps corporations, healthcare organizations, K-12 & higher educational institutions, state and local governments and federal government agencies, such as the Navy, solve business problems and accomplish their missions. Paragon Micro does this by helping its customers reduce the complexities within their IT environments while optimizing the investments they make in IT.

Micro Focus

Registration Opens

12:00 17:00 Convention Center Lobby

Exhibit Hall Opens

15:00 17:00 Exhibit Hall

Briefing Theater Opens

15:15 15:30 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Accelera

Meet the Senior Leadership

15:30 16:00 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by ManTech International

Happy Hour

16:00 17:00 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries/AMSEC

Exhibit Hall Open

09:00 17:00 Exhibit Hall

Welcome and Intro

09:00 09:15 Grand Ballroom

Master of Ceremony: Mr. Jonathan Zucker, MBA, President, The InterTech Group, Inc.

Presentation of the Colors: Ashley Ridge High School AFJROTC Unit

CDCA Welcome: Mr. Josh Hatter, President, CDCA

Keynote Speaker

09:15 10:00 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Interclypse, Inc.

Speakers

Joint Panel "Cyber Genome"

10:00 10:45 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Red Seal, Inc.

Speakers

Luncheon

11:00 11:15 Ballroom Foyer

Luncheon Keynote

11:15 12:05 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by CDW-G

Speakers

Technical Track "Cyber Workforce"

12:25 13:15 Accelera Briefing Theater - Exhibit Hall Floor

Sponsored by COLSA

Speakers

Amazon Security Jam

13:00 17:00 North Charleston Convention Center - 2nd floor, Room 6 & 7

Additional Registration is required to attend this event. Please register at
https://pages.awscloud.com/NAMER_EV_security-jam-at-c5isr-conference_20171206.html
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Afternoon Snack

13:15 14:30 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by M2 Technology

Technical Track "C4I Equipping the Warfighters Tactical Advantage"

13:35 14:25 Accelera Briefing Theater - Exhibit Hall Floor

Sponsored by Nutanix

Speakers

Technical Track "Forensics/Bug Bounties etc."

14:40 14:45 Accelera Briefing Theater - Exhibit Hall Floor

Sponsored by Accenture

Speakers

Happy Hour

16:00 17:00 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Brocade

Speaker Reception

17:30 19:30 Ballroom C

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers' LLP and Life Cycle Engineering

Bar Sponsored by BCF Solutions

Exhibit Hall Open

09:00 17:00

Welcome and Intro

09:00 09:10 Grand Ballroom

Master of Ceremony: Mrs. Beth Meredith, Director, Technical Solutions for Health IT & Cybersecurity, KBRwyle

Keynote Mini Panel

09:10 10:00 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton

Speakers

Joint Panel "Innovations in Enterprise"

10:00 10:50 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by KBRwyle

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

10:50 11:40 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Amazon Web Services

Speakers

Luncheon Keynote

11:45 13:00 Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Leidos

Speakers

Luncheon

11:50 12:10 Ballroom Foyer

Technical Track "Software Defined Network, Communications at the Tactical Edge"

13:15 14:05 Accelera Briefing Theater - Exhibit Hall Floor

Sponsored by General Dynamics Information Technology

Speakers

Afternoon Snack

14:00 15:00 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by General Dynamics Mission Solutions

Technical Track "USMC: Transitioning Science or Technology Investments into Battlefield Capabilities -- From Laboratories to the Operating Forces"

14:20 15:10 Accelera Briefing Theater - Exhibit Hall Floor

Speakers

STEM Collaboration - Moving Forward

15:25 15:35 Grand Ballroom

Presentation of Summit Awards

15:35 16:15 Grand Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

16:15 17:00 Grand Ballroom

CDCA's 45th Small Business & Industry Outreach Initiative "SBIOI"

09:00 11:00 Grand Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Open

09:00 11:00 Sponsor Exhibit Hall