TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEMBER BIO

Mr. David Meadows
Business Resource Manager
AT&T Government Solutions
Industry Representative


David Edgar Meadows
Email: demeadows@comcast.net
 
Security Clearance: TS/SCI with CI Polygraph
 
Goals: Winning business; executing with excellence; writing a best seller; and, having fun.
 
Professional writer & speaker; author of 14 action-adventure novels published by Penguin Group; Speaker at multiple venues to include NSA Armed Forces Day Ball; numerous Navy Day Balls; Elks; American Legion; Canada Day; Professional Events.  Member of the Authors Guild.

 

Education/Certifications/Specializations
-      MBA – Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
-      MS – National Resource Strategy – National Defense University Washington, DC
-      BS – Arabic/Middle East Studies, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
-      Defense Language Institute West Coast – Arabic and French language studies 
-      Financial Management specialist
-      National Defense University – Certificate Information Strategies Program
-      Government specialist in the areas of Anti-Submarine Warfare; Electronic Warfare; and qualified as both Surface Warfare and Naval Aviation Observer
 
Employment background:
 
AT&T Government Solutions   Feb 2005 – Present -  Director Advanced Strategic Modernization Solutions            
-      Managing a $150M+ P&L Center providing professional services and network solutions for a variety of USG clients.  
-      Assist clients identifying IT planning & operational requirements. Provide operational oversight/execute with excellence. 
-      Build  teams with core competencies needed to meet customer requirements.
-      Member of corporate business strategy team
 
U.S. Navy – Deputy Commander Naval Security Group Command   Dec 2003 – Jan 2005
-      Deputy Commander for 29-site global work force of 13,000+ highly skilled technicians – civilian and military.  Chief Information Officer for this Type 2 echelon.
-      #2 Cryptologic  Information Operations Officer in the Navy with oversight responsibilities of $500M+ budget.
-      Led initiative to establish Navy Cyber work force designed for 21st Century.  
 
Joint Staff - Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (J6) Jul 2000 – Nov 2003 - Director for Information Assurance (J6K)
-      Information Assurance & Cyber Network Defense advisor to Joint Staff, OSD (NII), Joint commands, military services, Defense Information Assurance Program (DIAP), and other senior authorities.
-      Representative on President Bush’s National Security Council’s Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (CIPB).
-      Joint Staff representative on Defense Information System (DISN) Network Flag Panel, DISN Security Accreditation Working Group, and the Department of Defense IA Seniors Group.
-      U.S. Chair to the international Multinational Security Accreditation Board and Information Security Working Group (UK, AUS, CAN, & NZ) to develop common Information Security standards to build multi-national/multi-level security networks.
-      Program manager for $250M certification & accreditation (C&A) of the Global Command & Control System (GCCS; GCCS-T) and Global Information Grid (GIG) enterprise.
 
Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Forces Europe – Aug 1995 – May 1999 – Deputy Fleet Information Warfare Officer/Deputy Director Naval Security Group Command Europe
-      Operational oversight of 10 European commands, providing technical combat support in European and Arabian Gulf area of responsibilities.
-      Took over organization that was ~$2.5M over-budget for 5 consecutive years-resolved fiscal inefficiencies, bringing organization within budget within 3-months
-      Represented U.S. Navy in talks with British, French, and Italian militaries.  Spoke French at one meeting at which the French promised to pay for unlimited libation if I would never, ever speak their language again.
 
Bureau of Naval Personnel – May 1993 – Jul 1995 – Director for Staffing Enlisted personnel within Intelligence, Cryptology, and Electronic Warfare skill sets
-      Responsible for assignment of a 16,000+ work force composed of highly skilled technicians in the fields of intelligence, Electronic Warfare, Cryptology, and Information Technology. Filled 99% of critical jobs.
-      Led relocation of 1500+ technicians to 51 global locations upon closure of 11 sites.
-      Identified 11% savings ($3M) of $28M personnel & household goods budget while meeting 100% goal of moving skilled technicians to varied global locations.

Multiple duties – Worldwide Mar 1980 – May 1995 
-      Other assignments and duties included major staff, line, and command positions in executive and technical operations both at-sea (~10 years at-sea) and airborne (5000+ flight hours). Assignments crossed functional areas of Information Assurance, Information Operations, Anti-submarine Warfare, and providing support to combat and expeditionary operations.
 
Professional memberships:
-      Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)
o   Member of AFCEA Technology Committee
-      National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA)                              
-      Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA)                                                                         
-      United States Naval Institute (USNI)                                                         
-      Association of Old Crows (AOC)      (An Electronic Warfare affiliation)                
-      American Legion
-    Authors Guild