US Army Research Laboratory (03/2009 – 05/2010)
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
Given position to direct the Information Assurance research and development process for the Army Research Laboratory’s dedicated systems programs for the Counter Intelligence Division supporting Joint programs.
- Developed and maintained a formal Information Assurance (IA) program by interpreting governance, standards, and policies for high capacity computing lab supporting grid computing programs. Successfully managed multiple, concurrent programs and ensured continuance of research projects supporting DoD’s operational Counter Intelligence mission.
- Completely rewrote multiple, previously unacceptable, Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) following best business practices, and built relationship with the Designated Approval Authority which subsequently accepted the new plans. Within 4 months of starting position, all assigned programs, which were previously non-compliant for over 2 years, were granted Authorization to Operate.
- Developed vulnerability management strategy, evaluated the effectiveness of cyber security certification and accreditation plans, documented deficiencies and recommended corrective actions.
- Developed new procedures for responding to security incidents including investigating and reporting security violations and incidents, as appropriate for information systems within the boundaries.