President and CEO
Kent R. Schneider, AFCEA’s president and chief executive officer, is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He comes to AFCEA from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Information Technology sector, where he served as president of the Defense Group, president of Northrop Grumman Information Technology Global, the International arm, and vice president of business development.
After retiring from the Army in 1994, Mr. Schneider became the director of C4I Initiatives at Litton PRC. His subsequent positions include defense systems director of Advanced Programs; general manager, Maritime and Ground Systems; vice president and general manager, C3I Systems; senior vice president and general manager, Defense Systems sector; and president, Defense Systems division.
Mr. Schneider brings to AFCEA the wealth of experience he gained while working for the Army in the early years of information technology. Specifically, his expertise in information systems includes designing, integrating and managing areas related to U.S. Defense Department command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems.
Mr. Schneider earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Augusta College, and a Master’s in information systems management from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the National War College.
As a member of AFCEA, Mr. Schneider offered his time and talents as chairman of the Association’s Budget and Finance Committee and as a member of the executive and technology committees. He also established and then co-chaired the Strategic Development Committee for seven years. Schneider has received the AFCEA Meritorious Service, Chairman’s Superior Performance and Educational Foundation Distinguished Service to Education awards, and was named AFCEAN of the Year in 2004. He also has been recognized by Federal Computer Week magazine as one of the top 100 executives with the greatest influence on the information systems community.
Article in the European Security and Defence Union
Interview with Federal News Radio, August 20, 2009
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