September General Membership Meeting

Presenting: Charles Onstott

Charles Onstott is the VP and Service Line Manager for SAIC’s cyber security, cloud computing, and data science services. He is responsible for SAIC's services in cyber security, cloud computing, big data and data science, and business transformation. He is responsible for people management, program and project support, solution and offering management, and  research and development in these exciting areas. In this capacity, he has driven the development cloud computing, mobile and big data capabilities at SAIC. His organization has helped a number of government agencies successfully adopt cloud, mobile, and data fusion solutions.

These solutions have helped the US Government track the spread of the Avian flu, distribute high definition video of Space Shuttle launches in a cost effective manner, develop an enterprise mobile strategy, cost effectively implement disaster recovery, and helped aircraft maintenance personnel more easily record and track aircraft maintenance information, among other things. Previously, he has developed IT infrastructure solutions that support more than 400,000 users worldwide in the federal, defense, energy, biotech, and entertainment sectors. He has managed numerous IT and data center consolidation projects that produced cost savings in system development and support while improving customer satisfaction. Onstott is an active contributor to SAIC’s ongoing research into emerging technology. In 2010, Onstott established SAIC’s Enterprise Solutions Lab which is a hybrid cloud used for research and development and a cloud computing center of excellence. In 2008, he was awarded the Information Technology and Network Solutions Group Excellence Award for Science and Technology. In 2010, he sponsored an SAIC Annual Achievement Award for Technical Collaboration for SAIC’s Enterprise Private Cloud project. He holds a B.A. from Oklahoma State University and an M.A. from The University of Chicago.

Topic: Cyber Security Readiness  –In an effort to improve the overall security posture of DoD organizations, unannounced cyber security inspections are becoming more common and require organizations to have a continuous state of readiness.  Most organizations have tools and processes that are not fully utilized and implemented to keep them in a continuous state of readiness.  We will share some examples of how customers have moved to a more continuous state of readiness and share our best practices in establishing and maintaining continuous monitoring.   We will also discuss the impacts that moving to DIARMF from DIACAP will have on day to day operations.

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