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Information Technology professional, with extensive, long-term leadership and management experience in performing Government Contractual assignments with the Department of Defense,
seeking a challenging Contractor assignment supporting the DoD
Master of Business Information and Innovation (MBII); Graduate Diploma in Document Management (GDDM)
Over 30 years of experience in supporting DoD activities
Active DoD Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI); With Polygraph
Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certifications; currently studying/preparing for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Examination and Certification
Extensive involvement in National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) mission
Expertise in production systems/software baseline packages and upgrades development, integration and testing
Skilled in designing/maintaining development and test platforms (lab environments) to include WIN7/10 and UNIX in Integrated Development & Maintenance Environment (IDME)
Outstanding strengths in systems administration, daily operations, maintenance and security of all Navigation Safety System (NSS), Seafloor Earth Reference Systems (SERS) and Enterprise Produce on Demand Services (ePODS) processes/equipment at NGA locations
Veteran, United States Navy Submarine Force: served as Fire Control Technician 4/80-4/86; supervisory experience and expertise were utilized in maintaining submarine-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems and Submarine Launch Ballistic Missiles (SLBM)
Workstation and Test/Development Environment Maintenance ~ Common
Operating Environment (COE) Migration ~ System Configuration/Testing/Backup ~
Disaster Recovery ~ Information System Security ~ Hardware/Software Upgrades ~ Customer Service ~ System Administration ~ Daily Operations
BAE Systems 2000 Present
NSS CSO/System Administrator (2011-Present)
[Post- Base Realignment and Closure-BRAC]
Effectively provide on-going support for mission/customers/production segments from National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) site and NJVC HQ.
Hold comprehensive responsibilities for developing/integrating/testing/maintaining production systems and software baseline packages and upgrades, and establishing/maintaining development and test platforms (lab environments) to include Windows (WIN7/10) and UNIX in the IDME.
Conscientiously maintained workstations and test/development environments including migration to Common Operating Environment (COE), configuration, testing, system backups, disaster recovery, system security and hardware/software upgrades.
Skillfully serve as factory representative in supporting Navigation Safety System (NSS) Maritime Safety Division and as NGA NSS customer/user support for Maritime operations at all Agency locations.
NSS CSO/Systems Administrator (2000-2011)
[Pre-Base Realignment and Closure-BRAC transition to New Campus East (NCE)]
In this initial assignment with organization, served as Customer Service Officer (CSO)/Systems Administrator for ITIS contract under NJVC for Maritime Safety Division-NSS, SERS and ePODS at NGA Bethesda; held responsibilities for systems administration/daily operations/maintenance/security of all NGA NSS/SERS/ePODS processes and equipment.
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As Information System Security Representative (ISSR) in Bethesda oversaw Security/Accreditation/Certification with responsibilities involving configuration management, system security requirement verification/validation, security engineering analysis, risk/vulnerability assessment, performing Vulnerability Assessment Test (VAT) scans, and assessing/mitigating any system security threats/risks throughout program life-cycle.
Collaborated with assigned ISSO to maintain system Security/Accreditation/Certification of Maritime production systems; set/maintained/verified system configuration for UNIX/Windows systems as identified in NGA security requirements, audited system logs, implemented IAVA fixes, and designed/updated Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) in NSS/SERS/ePODS Site Security Plan (SSP).
Expertly served as NSS/SERS/ePODS IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) coordinator, assessing actions/procedures needed for setting up all three Production segments at alternate site(s) following a disaster or to meet other needs.
Skillfully utilized Windows and UNIX production/development environments to create user accounts; created/maintained/deployed production workstation images for production segments, added/removed workstations from enterprise classified/unclassified domains, troubleshot/resolved any network and connectivity issues/problems, continually verified integrity of daily/weekly backup activities, managed shipping/receiving of off-site backup media, and completed two Recapitalization (Recap) actions for NSS/SERS production segments.
Additional responsibilities encompassed operation/maintenance/repair of the Maritime Safety Information Website (NSS WEB) and backup website, and completing daily/weekly posting of Maritime Safety Notices and updates for Broadcast Warnings and Notice to Mariners.
Continually employed subject matter expertise to provide support for additional ITIS/NGA projects including standup of NSS Continuity of Operations Plan (COO) in St. Louis, serving as backup Sysadmin/CSO for the GeoNames GeoFeatures Maritime and AeroNautical (GGMA) program in Bethesda, and providing administrative support for Data Capture and Finishing Environment (DCAFE) at Bethesda and St. Louis.
Was strong supporter of weekly Configuration Management Board (CMB) and NSS/SERS/ePODS technical meetings.
Soza & Company, Ltd. 1997 2000
Senior Computer Specialist
Expertly served as Operations Manager/Deputy Supervisor for Document Management Team (DMT); led configuration management/development/integration, workflow, testing, digital scanning, capture, storage, retrieval and archiving of all hard copy documents within the Office of The Special Assistant for Gulf War Illness (OSAGWI), and regularly supported all OSAGWI special projects.
Collaborated with other database administrators to ensure seamless integration of all digitized data into OSAGWI mainline database and continually demonstrated excellence in performing digital scanning/capture, procedural development, photo enhancement, A/V editing, system troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Successfully utilized Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to develop searchable text files, provided system/process improvements and upgrades, continually resolved any hardware/software issues/problems and conducted user training; also developed materials used for Case Narratives, agency Gulf News and OSAGWI GulfLINK website and prepared presentations, briefing packages and various demonstrations for delivery to various VIP government officials.
From 1989-1997, served as Graphics Production Manager/Senior Training Analyst for ManTech International Corporation, and from 1986-1989 was Marine Systems Engineer for Tracor Applied Sciences
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Master of Business Information and Innovation (MBII), 2000
Graduate Diploma in Document Management (GDDM), 2000
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Currently studying/preparing for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Examination and Certification
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