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New CSFI Advisory Board Director, USAF Lt. Col (ret) Enrique G. De Jesus

CSFI Advisory Board Director, USAF Lt. Col (ret) Enrique G. De Jesus Vice-President, Strategic Development (Global Combatants Commands) DoD Agencies and Commands Customer Group Global Markets and Missions Sector (SAIC)

CSFI Advisory Board Director, USAF Lt. Col (ret) Enrique G. De Jesus Vice-President, Strategic Development (Global Combatants Commands)
DoD Agencies and Commands Customer Group
Global Markets and Missions Sector (SAIC)

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Enrique G. De Jesus is Vice-President of Strategic Development, DoD Agencies and Commands Customer Group, of SAIC’s Global Markets and Mission Sector. His mission and technical support activities cover wide of customer engagements where SAIC provides deep domain knowledge and enterprise support to military operations. Prior to this appointment, he supported SAIC customer operations as Senior Manager in Stuttgart, Germany, where he led a staff of 225 personnel in day-to-day support of the Defense Information Systems Agency in Europe and Southwest Asia theaters in direct support of expansions and sustainment of the Department of Defense Global Information Grid. Enrique joined SAIC in August 2000 upon retiring as Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force after 21 years of service. His military career as an Information Technology and Telecommunications Officer began in Scott AFB (Operating Systems and Applications Software Development) and included assignments to Ramstein AB (Data Processing Installation Chief), Germany; NORAD (Crew Commander, Systems Center/Missile Warning and Space Operations/Chief, Standardization and Evaluations), Colorado Springs; SHAPE/NATO (Nuclear C2 Operations Officer and Program Manager of Air C2 Systems and Underwater Detection Systems), Belgium; Minot AFB (Commander, 5th Communications Squadron), North Dakota, and EUCOM/AFRICOM (Division Chief, Communications Services (voice/video/data)) in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Enrique earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. He is also a graduate from Air Command and Staff College and Air Force Squadron Officer School.

 

 

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USMC Lt. Col Anthony Guess-Johnson (MCPA’s Order of Thor Medal)

Paul de Souza, USMC Lt. Col Anthony Guess-Johnson, and US Army Joe Billingsley

Paul de Souza, USMC Lt. Col Anthony Guess-Johnson, and US Army Joe Billingsley

USMC Lt. Col Anthony Guess-Johnson
Senior Professional Staff II at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory receives the MCPA’s Order of Thor Medal from US Army Major Billingsley during the CSFI Cyberspace Operations training class at the Global Knowledge training facility in Arlington VA.

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Picture by Mr. Phil Grant

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Experience of a Lifetime! Honor Flight.

My family had the honor to greet a big group of World War 2, Korean, and Vietnam veterans today at the Reagan Airport. I would like to thank the Honor Flight Network and the TSA for providing us with quick access to be able to be there to shake the hands of so many heroes as they got off the planes. We were all humbled by the experience as we saw so many tears from so many brave warriors. I will never forget this experience. If you are not familiar with the Honor Flight Network, please take a moment to visit their website and please get involved!

De Souza Family at Honor Flight

De Souza Family at Honor Flight

Mom and daughter

Mom and daughter

Paul de Souza with a World War II Veteran at the Honor Flight event.

Paul de Souza with a World War II Veteran at the Honor Flight event.

https://www.honorflight.org

We fly veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director