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Thomas A. Baer

Principal Cyber Security Strategist
Bear Cyber Technologies
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

RDML Christian Becker

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

RDML Carl P. Chebi

Program Executive Officer
Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego
Rear Adm. Carl Chebi, a native of Holliston, Massachusetts, earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering and a commission as an ensign from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Navy Fighter Weapons School and holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Chebi served operationally as an F-14 pilot in Fighter Squadron (VF) 142 deployed with USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), F/A-18 department head, executive officer and commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 deployed with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) to Atsugi Japan. During these tours he participated in Operation Southern Watch and numerous Western Pacific deployments.
His shore tours include service as an aircraft and weapons test pilot in both Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and 30. He also served as the deputy for Strike Aircraft Plans and Requirements for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV). Chebi has served in numerous acquisition tours beginning with the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School where he was selected to fly the Mirage 2000 aircraft in France. His program management experience includes serving as a deputy program manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program (PMA-265), Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager (PMA-201) and Naval Integrated Fires Program Manager (PMA-298). In August 2016, he assumed responsibilities as the vice commander, Naval Air Systems Command.
Chebi has over 3700 flight hours, 700 carrier arrested landings and has logged hours in the F/A-18 A-F, Mirage 2000, F-14A-D, F-15, F-16, P-51 and numerous other aircraft. He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and various unit and sea service awards.

07 December

Theodore Ted Colbert

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics

06 December

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

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

Mr. Bill Littleton

Cyber Forensics SME
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

General Robert B. Neller

Marine Corps
General Robert B. Neller is the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Marine Forces Command from July 2014 to September 2015 and Commander, Marine Forces Central Command from September 2012 to June 2014. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, General Neller graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned in 1975. He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including command of Marine Security Force Company Panama during Operations JUST CAUSE and PROMOTE LIBERTY; 3d Light Armored Infantry Battalion during Operation RESTORE HOPE; 6th Marine Regiment; and 3d Marine Division. General Neller also served as Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (05-07); Assistant Division Commander for 1st and 2d Marine Divisions; and President of Marine Corps University. His Joint assignments include service in the Policy Division of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, and as the Director of Operations (J-3) of the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. General Neller is a graduate of the Armor Officer Advanced Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, NATO Defense College, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.

07 December

Joseph Opacki

VP of Threat Research
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
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

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.

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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 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 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).

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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.


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 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 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 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 provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 15,000 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide. Visit
Our information solutions and services help our clients:
• Safeguard our national security
• Support critical decision-making to counter global threats
• Keep our Armed Forces informed, equipped, and mission-ready
• Transform government to enhance the quality of services to our citizens
• Modernize government to more efficiently meet national challenges
Quick Facts
• Specialists in information solutions and services
• Founded in 1962, pioneering in simulation software
• Publicly owned since 1968
• $3.8B in FY 2012 revenue
• More than 120 offices throughout North America and Western Europe
• SEI CMMI® Level 5 appraisal, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, and ISO® 27001 certifications
• Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia – Directions
CACI's Missions
Our Principal Service Areas
• Business System Solutions
• C4 Solutions
• Cyber Solutions
• Enterprise IT and Network Services
• Geospatial Solutions
• Healthcare Solutions
• Identity Management Solutions
• Integrated Security and Intelligence Solutions
• Investigation & Litigation Support
• ISR Solutions
• Knowledge Management Solutions
• Logistics & Material Readiness
• Mobility Solutions
• Program Management and SETA Support Services

ViON Corporation



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.


Red Seal, Inc.


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 for more information.


Brocade® networking solutions empower federal agencies to achieve their critical initiatives in a world where applications and information reside anywhere. By delivering open, secure, software-driven, and hardware-optimized solutions, Brocade helps the government to modernize their IT networks. Learn more about best-in-class networking solutions at

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

Professional Solutions Delivered, LLC (ProSoDel) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing professional services to federal government customers since 2009. With employees at all major Marine Corps installations and offices located in the National Capital Region, Jacksonville, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina, we provide a full range of Program Management and Analysis, Information Technology Services, Lifecycle Logistics, and Systems Engineering / Integration services to our customers. We deliver on time, within cost, and with integrity as we ensure our customers are ready for tomorrow.


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



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.


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 (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 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 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

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.

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