David will moderate this year's “Industry Initiatives in the Ever-changing Cyber World” panel.
David Almeida is Director, ATM Services at LS Technologies, LLC. David has nearly 25 years in providing technical and project leadership experience implementing next generation technology, in Command & Control (C2) and Operations Support Systems, and leading modernization projects in mission critical environments. David led NextGen pursuits, providing the vision that forged the FAA’s SWIM architecture as a network-centric model to enterprise-wide information sharing (SWIM), information integration, weather, and flight information systems.
A recognized industry expert, David is providing technical and operational expertise in defining the role of SWIM in ATM, and is literally helping to “write the book” on aviation information management as the industry designate member to ICCAIA for ICAO’s Information Management Panel (IMP). He has supported the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Working Group, supports industry consortiums, and is a frequent speaker on NextGen aviation topics. David has authored articles and presented papers on applying innovative C2 technologies for ATM applications. In his role, David leads LST efforts in aligning business operations and IT to business strategy and securely integrating technology into operations. David supports initiatives for the FAA SWIM Program, NextGen modernization 4DT demonstrations, international SWIM efforts and provides strategic direction in delivering ATM Services, as LST extends its successful vision of excellence and commitment to customer service. David holds a BS & MBA from the University of Central Florida, PMP designation, and completed Executive Leadership and Product Design/Development programs at UVA’s Darden School, and Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School.
Joshua Holtzman is currently the Director for National Security Programs and Incident Response (AEO) at the FAA. He manages a cadre of highly-skilled professionals who operate the FAA’s 24/7 Washington Operations Center. He plans, coordinates and exercises the Center’s crisis management and emergency response and recovery capabilities; provides intelligence analysis and threat indications and warning to senior FAA leadership; and conducts regulatory and administrative investigations.
Prior to assuming his position in March 2014, Mr. Holtzman was the AEO Deputy Director. He joined the FAA in 2009 and served as the Agency’s liaison to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where he was instrumental in leading interagency efforts to improve the integration of Air Domain Intelligence across the Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Defense and Non-Title 50 communities and develop an Air Domain Awareness Community of Interest.
Before joining the FAA, Mr. Holtzman worked for SAIC as a Senior Strategic Planner supporting the Global Maritime and Air Intelligence Integration Office within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and co-authored a baseline study on Air Domain Intelligence Integration. He retired as a Captain in the US Navy in 2006 after serving more than 26 years. During that time, he served as an Air Intelligence Officer in Attack Squadron 34 on board USS America (CV 66) and as a Naval Flight Officer, completing multiple sea duty tours in maritime patrol squadrons and on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). He commanded Fleet Composite Squadron Six, the Navy’s only Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) command and directed detachments that executed aerial reconnaissance missions from Navy amphibious warships in support of Operation Southern Watch over Iraq and ashore supporting Customs and Border Protection counter drug operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He served staff tours in Iceland and Virginia, directing and coordinating Anti-Submarine Warfare and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in the Atlantic Ocean. As Chief of Staff of Patrol Reconnaissance Forces, Fifth and Seventh Fleet, he coordinated command and control and logistical support to VP and VQ squadrons conducting combat and ISR operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines in support of US and Coalition ground forces.
Mr. Holtzman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development at The George Washington University’s School of Education.
At Unisys, Mark Cohn leads technology strategy and solution development for major U.S. Federal government programs. His job is to bring innovation that improves the mission impact of IT, to design capabilities that enable resilient business operations through enterprise transformation, and to help Unisys government clients deliver a safer and more secure connected world.
Mark has directly supported a wide range of Federal clients. At US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), he is currently the Program Manager for Unisys with the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD) responsible for developing and maintaining software systems that incorporate intelligence information, analytical models, and biometrics to verify identity and target suspect inbound and outbound passengers and cargo shipments at the nation’s air, land, and sea borders. Past clients included CBP’s Border Enforcement Management Systems Division, DoD Counterintelligence Field Activity, Department of Homeland Security US-VISIT, Executive Office of the President, Transportation Security Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration.
Mark’s corporate governance role includes investment management for both vertical industry solutions and technology products. He leads initiatives related to innovative technology, secure enterprise solutions and trusted connectivity such as sponsoring the international Common Criteria evaluation of Unisys products and participation in the NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified program.
In previous assignments, Mark was chief architect for Unisys Global Public Sector and led Enterprise Security for Unisys globally with responsibility for security solutions and services programs across the company and for directing the U.S. based enterprise security practice.
Mark is an expert in the design and implementation of trustworthy, highly available distributed systems. He began his career at Unisys in 1985 as a senior systems programmer on fault-tolerant systems used for aviation infrastructure management and was the principal designer and chief engineer for Unisys on the FAA’s Remote Maintenance Monitoring System, lead designer of the software and implementation program for the Maintenance Management System, and a number of related rapid prototyping software development projects after having first created the first master schedule for the 1984 National Airspace System Plan.
Mark was educated at MIT, the University of Maryland in College Park, and American University in Washington DC. He holds a master’s degree in management of technology.
Mark has for years been active in government-industry liaison representing Unisys on Defense Industrial Base cybersecurity and AFCEA International’s Technology Committee serving the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities where as chair for emerging technologies he organized in 2016 what has become the highly successful Technology Vectors program. He coordinates Unisys participation in the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) contributing to task forces and subcommittee reports on identity issues, internet resilience, and emerging technologies. He was honored in 2013 with the prestigious Federal 100 Award recognizing significant contributions to Federal information technology.
Pete will give this year's welcome, opening remarks, and closing remarks.
Peter F. Dumont’s career of more than 30 years in aviation ranges from his beginnings as an US Navy air traffic controller, to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the North American sector of a $3 billion defense contracting services company, and now as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).
After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Dumont began his private sector career with Serco, Inc. where he served as both Vice President of Aviation and later COO. During his tenure, he oversaw multiple lines of business. His responsibilities included airport management contracts, air traffic control (ATC), ATC equipment installation, meteorology, weather observation, ATC engineering, control tower fabrication and installation, air traffic management (ATM), labor relations, business development, and a number of non-aviation related contracts and corporate management functions.
A recognized expert in the field of aviation, Mr. Dumont has been published in a number of ATM-related articles and provided interviews. He is regularly requested to keynote aviation events and appear on discussion panels.
Today, as President and CEO of ATCA, Mr. Dumont serves a membership of nearly 3,000 in all aspects of the ATC/ATM community. He interacts and collaborates daily with Fortune 500 companies as well as government executives to develop strategy and policy for the future of ATC/ATM.
In addition to sitting on several Boards of Directors, Mr. Dumont is the President of the Institute Management Council (IMC) supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and Master of Science in Aviation/Aerospace Management, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Steve will give this year's opening remarks, and closing remarks.
As principle engineer for information security, Steve Carver is CSRA’s Security Manager for the FAA’s Cloud Service, which provides security oversight for the FAA Cloud Services (FCS) infrastructure, network and overall design. He provides direct technical support and oversight in the system’s design, implementation and configuration, as well as test solutions to safeguard the CSRA network security.
Mr. Carver previously served as the Senior Cyber Security Consultant with Aviation Management Associates, Inc. During his tenure, he worked with aviation clients supporting the FAA, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), and critical infrastructures through concepts on business development, regulatory and service challenges. In addition, he analyzed cyber impact on operations and developed security architecture, security management and assurance.
Mr. Carver spent 36 years serving the FAA, holding positions including National Airspace System (NAS) Engineering; certification positions in Navigational Aid/Communications; NAS En Route Automation; Telecommunications for the National Airspace Interchange Network (NADIN); NAS Operations Manager; and finally, as Information System Security Manager for the NAS. While there, he was responsible for the information security program for one of the nation’s critical infrastructures – the NAS; he reviewed NAS architecture requirements and oversaw the Security Accreditation and Certification Program of all NAS systems: its operations, support and outreach. He also managed real time risks of all operational systems while ensuring high availability of air traffic services for the flying public.
Prior to his work with the FAA, Mr. Carver served as an avionics technician for the Department of Defense (DOD) at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, Va., where among other systems, he analyzed and repaired Naval aircraft avionics voice communications, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) and Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). In addition, he is a member of ATCA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the National Defense University’s Information Resource Management College Alumni Association.
06 Jun 2018
Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.
A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history.
Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.
In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)
Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
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