Robert Bigman

Douglas Callen

James J. Frelk

Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN ,Retired

Gary L. Winkler

Robert Bigman

Recently retired from the position of Chief Information Security Officer to the Central Intelligence Agency, a position he has held for the past 15 years. As the Agency CISO, his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response.  He also served as the Agency’s designated officer for all discussions with the information security industry and its commercial partners. A pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets and has worked in every area of information and data security.  His earlier assignments at the CIA included participation in the technical design of the Intelligence Community’s first counterterrorism database and delivery of the Agency’s first secure TCP/IP local and wide area network for the Counterintelligence Center.  In recognition of his expertise and contributions, Mr. Bigman has received numerous CIA and Director of National Intelligence awards.

Douglas Callen

Retired Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) where he served as a Senior Executive and founding member of TSA. Mr. Callen managed the agency’s internal security programs including physical, personnel, and information security as well as security policy and awareness. Prior to joining TSA, he served as the Director of Intelligence at the US Department of Transportation where he served in national security matters such as counter-terrorism as well as threats to the nation’s transportation infrastructure and the traveling public. He earlier served in the U.S. Secret Service for 21 years where he gained extensive experience in executive protection, criminal investigations, intelligence, and inter- agency collaboration. Mr. Callen graduated from the University of Nebraska and later completed an advanced senior management program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves in numerous advisory committees, councils, and associations.    

James J. Frelk

Mr. Frelk is a senior executive with extensive experience in both government and the private sector with an emphasis on space and satellite applications. He has held positions such as National Security Affairs Analyst, specializing in SDI, anti-terrorism, arms control and defense procurement reform; Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the US Department of Commerce; Director of Business Development and Government Affairs for Commercial Programs within the Space Systems Division at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company;  Vice President of Market Development and Government Operations for EarthWatch Inc. (now known as Digital Globe) and Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA Program Analysis and Evaluation. He also co-founded Space Imaging (now known as GeoEye). Mr. Frelk received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from the University of Northeastern Illinois, having majors in three disciplines—Business Administration, Political Science, and History. He has also completed ongoing educational training at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School/Government Executive Program, and the Office of Personnel Management Federal Executive Institute.

Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN ,Retired

Over twenty-five years of experience in large, high-technology organizations in many disciplines such as operations management, business development, customer relations, change leadership, and strategic planning. RADM Masso retired from the US Navy in 2009 as Commander Navy Personnel Command after two tours of duty with previous service as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Vice Commander of Naval Surface Forces Command. He has worked in the private sector in various leadership positions at SAIC, Anteon Corporation, Logicon- Syscon, Scientific Atlanta, Unisys, and General Electric. His mix of public and private sector experiences affords him unique insights into implementing information technology transformations in large organizations. He received a BAE in History and Education from the University of Mississippi with an array of academic additions throughout his career. He is a frequent speaker and industry advisor on matters of national security particularly with respect to IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. He was recently named as a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in their Cyber Security arena.

Gary L. Winkler

Founded Cyber Solutions & Services Inc. in 2011, and is currently acting as the company’s CEO and President. Mr. Winkler has over 25 years of executive achievements that span DoD Project Management and Private Industry and include experience across all Military Departments, DoD Agencies, OSD, Congress and Congressional Staff. He is the former Program Executive Officer of U.S. Army PEO EIS where he commanded a $4 billion/year budget and led 40 major programs supporting finance, logistics, personnel, communications infrastructure, biometrics, medical and war fighting functions. He was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in 2003 and reported to the Army’s CIO/G-6 as the Army’s first Chief Knowledge Officer and Principal Deputy for Governance and Acquisition, where he established Army IT Policy, Processes and Personnel Development Programs. Mr. Winkler’s federal service awards include multiple Presidential Rank Awards; the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2011, 2006), the Army’s Superior Unit Award, the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award (2000, 1996). He has an MBA from William & Mary, an MPA in Acquisition and National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Virginia Tech.