Mr. Powell has served as Director, Coast Guard C4IT Service Center since 2008. He leads this geographically dispersed organization to provide operational support for all C4IT equipment on Coast Guard ships, boats, aircraft, and shore installations. He is accountable for all C4IT hardware and software design, development, deployment, maintenance, and retirement activities as well as network management and cyber operations.
Prior to joining the C4IT Service Center, Mr. Powell served as the Director, Information Technology Research Development / Chief Technology Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was responsible for FAA information technology related research and development activities, information security research and development, enterprise architecture, information and data architecture, IT standards, interagency information sharing, web operations, and process improvement. Before joining the FAA, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate (J6) of the Joint Staff.
In addition to his years of federal government service, Mr. Powell worked for a number of years in private industry where he tested submarine reactor systems, designed industrial test systems, and contributed to the design and development of NASA network communication systems supporting satellite and space shuttle missions.
SOURCE AFCEA International