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In the News: Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., NASA’s Acting Administrator

“Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover.” The final frontier might not be so final after all–When an organization like NASA sees the smoke and fire of engines of the Space Launch System, they direct their eyes skyward toward orbital reconnaissance, advanced propulsion technologies in space travel, recovering satellites and next-gen communications, the …

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Profile: Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, Office of the DoD CIO

Kevin Garrison serves the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer as the Chief of Analytics and holds an experience history of 40 years. Garrison leads the DoD business data analytical environment where he supervises the management of information technology systems and provides insight to support cost efficiency. Prior to this Garrison …

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Profile: Richard Ledgett, Retired Deputy Director of NSA

Richard Ledgett has served with the National Security Agency for approximately 29 years and contributed his expertise in intelligence and cybersecurity to support the agency’s nearly 200 global operating locations until his retirement in April. He most recently worked at NSA as deputy director and acting chief operating officer from …

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Profile: Joe Landino, CIO of National Counterterrorism Center

Joe Landino has served as chief information officer and director of mission systems at the National Counterterrorism Center since December 2014. Prior to his current role, Landino was director of the open source engineering group within CIA‘s Open Source Center for nearly four years. He helped engineer and develop information technology infrastructure …

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Profile: Thresa Lang, Navy Cybersecurity Division Director for DCNO N2/N6

Thresa Lang serves as director of U.S. Navy cybersecurity division in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. In this capacity, she oversees cyber analysis, assessment and technical efforts across the service branch. She concurrently serves as director of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Washington operations …

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Profile: Teresa Smetzer, CIA Digital Futures Director

Teresa Smetzer is the director of digital futures at the CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation. She began her career at CIA and served in various roles such as analyst, technologist and senior manager over a 17-year period. Smetzer then left federal service and worked as vice president of business development at …

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Profile: Scott Kaplan, NGA Chief of Cloud Security

Scott Kaplan serves as chief of cloud security at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  and works in the cloud security division of NGA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer and IT Services directorate, or CIO-T. He brings years of information technology, security, operations and business experience to his current position and aims to …

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Profile: Judith Zawatsky, FAS Chief of Staff

Judith Zawatsky serves as chief of staff at the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. In this capacity, Zawatsky is responsible for executive operations within the Office of the FAS Commissioner that works to deliver more than $50 billion in products and services to customer agencies each year. She previously was …

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