February Chapter Luncheon - COL (R) Tom Catudal Catudal (Director, Army Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) at DRS)

February 13, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Iron Mike Fort Bragg Conference & Catering Center
2658 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
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- Speaker:  COL (R) Tom Catudal (Director, Army Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) at DRS)

- Topic:  "MFoCS:  Help soldiers get more out of what we already have"

- BIO:  Information and communication technology (ICT) and C5ISR leader, manager and solution architect with CIO/C6 level experience. Over 39 years of technical and leadership experience in the US Government (USG) and industry Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) market place. Over 26 years federal service in the U.S. Army, as leader at senior and executive levels including Army, DoD and Joint Level assignments: CIO, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and Joint Staff and the Deputy Director for Information Operations, Networks, and Space (IONS), Army CIO/G6. Director of Operations, Office of the Army CIO/G6. Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Chief of the Communications Support Office (CSO), and CIO/C6 of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), Baghdad, Iraq, managing and directing over $300 million in ICT/C5ISR support to over 17,000 USG, Department of Defense (DoD), Armed Services and Coalition customers throughout Iraq in a non-permissive combat environment. Director of Logistics Information Management, Army G4, responsible for supporting $490B in logistics programs, equipment recapitalization, equipment systems and support inventory through the delivery of responsive, reliable and integrated ICT and C5ISR connecting the Army and the Joint logistician.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, September 2005, accepted a position as VP Operations and Engineering, Segovia, providing Global Managed Satellite Internet Protocol (IP) Service and Solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Agencies supporting the conduct of U.S. Global Operations; and then Senior VP, Strategic Partnering, Global IP Solutions, and business development for US federal, defense, and commercial markets. In September 2007, accepted a position as VP, Enterprise Solutions, L-3 Communications, Enterprise IT Solutions, and elevated to VP, Senior Account Executive for the US Defense and Army market segments, L-3 Strategic Technology and Intelligent Solutions (STRATIS), a
$1.4+B, 4,000+ person, business unit of L-3 Services Group. Efforts focused on virtualization; cloud computing; IT Solutions as a Service (ITSaaS) provisioning and managing Infrastructure; Cyber Security; Mobile; and ICT/C5ISR Transformation. As Executive Director, Business Development, for C5ISR, L-3
National Security Solutions (NSS), he focused on Full-Spectrum Cyber Operations; Enterprise and Mission Information Technology; Intelligence Operations Support; and Operational Infrastructure Support and was Program Executive for C5ISR IDIQs including Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) and Communications and transmission systems (CTS). He was manager, Business Development for Army C5ISR and Customer Advocate, L3T Communications Systems – East opening a new Army C5ISR market
and $500M pipeline. Serves as President and CEO for Information and Communications Technology
Ultimate Solutions (ICT US), LLC (SDVOSB), providing ICT, C5ISR USG and DoD solutions. In April 2018 he accepted his current position as Director, C5ISR, Army Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) and Customer Advocate Executive for Leonardo DRS.
Education includes: the University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science (1979); the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, graduate studies in Telecommunications Operations (1985); and Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, MBA/MS Computer Information Systems (MS/CIS) (1987). Graduated the U.S. Army War College (1998) Strategic Studies: “The Road To Information Dominance: "System Of Systems" Concept For The United States Armed Forces.”
Significant recognition: distinguished military student and graduate of the University of Georgia, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) awarded a regular Army commission; recipient of the George T. Malanos award for academic excellence in the Master of Science/Computer Information Systems (MS/CIS) program from Georgia State University; member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business fraternity and advisor for technology to the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd Technology and Fine Arts Committee; recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association (SCRA) Silver Order of Mercury; and serving President of the Albert J. Myers (Washington, DC) Chapter, SCRA, since 2000.
Recognized 2005 Federal Top 100 executives from USG, industry and academia who had the greatest impact on the government ICT community in the way agencies and companies develop, acquire, manage and use information technology. Selected as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Award Winner 2005 for Meritorious Award for Engineering. Served on the Board of Directors for AFCEA International 2006-15 and AFCEA D.C. 2009-12; and the AFCEA NOVA Strategic Planning Board 2009-12. Acknowledged by the DoD CIO in the “Security Sector Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Advisory Framework” 30 May 2012, providing invaluable expertise and insight to future leaders.


$10.00 Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket