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Project Manager - Disaster Recovery

Davenport, Florida, United States
December 27, 2017

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E. Kenneth Barksdale

President/CEO - Business Guard, Inc.

Davenport, FL 33896 - (202) ***-**** Over 36 years of progressive experience and responsibilities in:

* Founding Member of the Dept. of Homeland Security * Design/Review of Complex Federal Gov. BIAs

* Incident Command Systems (ICS) Instructor * Project Leadership & Team Building

* Strategic & Tactical Planning * Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC)

* US Customs Service EOC Team (Sept. 11, 2001) * EMA DC Mayor's Office Advisor

* DHS ICE EOC Coordinator (Hurricane Katrina) * Joint Terrorism Task Force (INTEL)

* Co-Founder of ACP, DC Chapter * Detailed Technical Writer and Policy Developer

* Advocate of NIST 800-34, 800-57; HSPD; FISMA, FCD-1& 2, etc. * Cultural Sensitivity

* President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) Participant LEADERSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Coordinated DHS/ICE EOC during Hurricane Katrina when 32 offices went down. I established their first EOC, participated in identifying resources; acquired all needed shots from the DC Health Dept. via my contact when I taught WMD there, purchased all survival supplies at Sunny Surplus, purchased airline tickets, identified a location in New Orleans for them to set as Base Camp; and operated the EOC for 16 days straight. Results: Deployed a team of 12. All but 8 offices were back up within 48 hours. The others six were filled with water until November and the other 2 were wiped away down to the foundation. Other clearance related tasks under National Security were also completed. Vice Chairman of the Steering Management team for the White House Commissioned Manhattan Cyber Project. Participated in briefing on the threat to industries to NSA, Information Security Conference, Fox Cable News and the Infrastructure Protection Task Force (IPTF) at the White House. Results: Vulnerabilities within the United States' financial arena were identified and addressed leading to the PDD-63. As DR Coordinator for Disney Orland in 2015, I successfully tested every application I scheduled. This also included an application that had not been successful since 2012. While doing Y2K for Pershing on Wall Street, the Best Practices suggested that testing past 2 Leap Years would be sufficient. I instructed my team to test through 3 Leap Years. Bugs were identified that could cause the Wall Street Markets to crash after year 2014. I insisted that all "Off-Shore Y2K Programming go through the same type of testing

( Results: Better standards were implemented concerning "Off-Shore" programming for the Federal Government.

Worked in the US Customs Services EOC during 911. Executed the contingency plans that we had developed for the response. Results: All 749 staff members at the Customs' House at Ground Zero of the New York Trade Center who were in the 7 story building escaped unharmed due to them abiding by the contingency plan to leave the building, not to come back, but report to the Safe Location for Roll Call. I appeared in the Frontline News Documentary movie on "America's Frontline U.S. Customs - 911" (Vol. 3, No. 1).

Developed Contingency Plans for The Twenty-third United States Census, known as the 2010 Census, including all 496 offices throughout the U.S. and her territories; and a White Paper on the Pandemic Influenza affects through contacts with the public. Results: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. "The result was a successful count that came in on time and well under budget, with a final 2010 Census savings of $1.87 billion." Conducted a detailed Risk Assessment of the critical infrastructure for the US Navy Criminal Investigative Services

(NCIS) at the Washington Navy Yard. I identified critical engineering defects, security violations, questionable financials, and environmental concerns within the modernization project. Detailed vulnerability exposures were graphed into percentages and cost to loss. Results: This provided the means and reason for additional resources that were allocated and a new contractor was established. Future plans were also change to reflect exposures. WORK EXPERIENCE


Business Guard, Inc. - Washington, DC - December 2001 to Present

Principal Technologist Amtrak – IT Resilience (Contractor) 2016 – Present)

Sr. DR SME and Team Lead developing BIA, BCP, DRP and IRP for SDD under the Defense Health Agency (2015 – 2016)

Developed, organized, documented and facilitated DR Exercises for Tier 1 applications for 60% of Disney Orlando (2015)

Conducted and developed an in depth contingency plan for American Eagle Outfitters Bangladesh (2014 - 2015)

Conducted the DRJ 2012 Mock Exercise and Guest Speaker at the CPM/GOVSEC Conference & Expo (2012)

BCP for US 2010 Census covering all 496 offices nationwide and wrote White Paper on the Pandemic Influenza (2009)

Performed Risk Assessments for US Navy NCIS and identified several major exposures that lead to immediate changes (2007)

Served as the DR SME for DOD DLA overseeing 3 Table-Top-Exercises, 1 Hot-Site exercise and writing the DR Manual taking it from 34 pages to over 400 pages. I was able to save the drill due to my TSA contacts that allowed equipment on a flight (2006)

Wrote the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Policies for DC COG via CDC (2002)

Provided training for DC EMA to DC Dept. of Health on the District Response Plan, Federal Response Plan and WMD (2004)

Favorite Vendor of: ESI, FCS, HCL America, K-Force, SANZ, Satyam, Templar Titan, Tontine Group Northrup Grumman IT - Washington, DC - November 2003 to November 2005 Contingency Planning Specialist - SME

BCP SME for the DHS INS/ICE TEAMS Contract; interfaced with ICE Operations Leadership, ISSM, OCIO, and counterparts from other contractors in the development of an effective BCP. That contingency plan was used as the model at the classified Alternate White House where I conducted drills in response to an incident occurring in the D.C. Region. Selected to accompany the President to the Alternate Site to Re-Constitute the Government if there was a Biological or Chemical attack; received two awards for support during Hurricane Katrina and became a Founding Member of the Dept. of Homeland Security and established their first EOC. Business Guard, Inc. - Washington, DC - April 2003 to June 2003 Provided training for DC EMA to DC Dept. of Health on the District Response Plan, Federal Response Plan and WMD (2004) Business Guard, Inc. (Subcontractor - to Satyam Inc.) Disaster Recovery Planner – SME Dec. 2005 - May 2006 Develop a complete Emergency Mgmt. Response Program for the State of MD Court's 23 jurisdictions covering BIA, Emergency Procedures, Crisis Response Team, Crisis Mgnt. Team, Contingency Plan, D.R. Plan, Hot-Site Deployment Team, established an EOC with Procedures, Secondary Workspace Area, and Restoration Plan; identified several fatal elements in their current backup process. Business Guard, Inc. - Chantilly, VA - IT Contingency Coordinator April 2003 to June 2003 Provided critical infrastructure management for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the DHS. Established Hot-Site in Up State NY at a Sensitive compartmented information (SCI) level and conducted successful drills. VistaRMS - Chantilly, VA - BIA Business Analysis - June 2001 to February 2002 Developed BIA for U.S. Customs Services; developed questionnaire, conducted interviews, identified the technology and mission of each business group for over 400 points of entrance into the U.S. and collaborated with other Intel groups. Analyze findings; produced a customized report, presentation, criticality list, and effects if they were unavailable as a part of Information Assurance. Due to contingency plan success during 911, I was featured in "America Frontline News Documentary, 911", where no lives were loss due to the contingency plan

Bell Atlantic Federal Systems/Verizon Communications - Washington, DC - May 1997 to December 2000 COMMGUARD Alliance Manager - Entire Bell Atlantic Federal Gov. Footprint Researched/identified companies offering leading edge DR technology; developed NDA's and Teaming Agreements; established 9 partners; analyze/recommend and developed solution sets for customer's contingency needs; respond to RFPs; had $7M in billable sales within 6 months; served on the White House Manhattan Cyber Project; Y2K Projects, Threat of Terrorism Conferences; Project Impact (FEMA); Spokesman for FEMA Y2K initiative; and guest appearance on FOX Network Cable News on Corporate Hacking. CACI - Y2K Project Manager for Wall Street Firm (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) February 1997 to May 1997 Identified vulnerable applications; team lead re-coding and development efforts taking place in Mexico City, Omaha, NE and Dublin, Ireland; bridging data from external to internal environment (4 digit yr.), and another bridge back to a 2 digit yr. for Europe. BlueCross BlueShield, FEP - Washington, DC - Business Resumption Administrator April 1994 to December 1996 Evaluated/re-wrote BIA; developed 4 plans via LDRPS; tested 7 automated DR tools; developed RFP outsource contract; coordinated 4 successful recovery exercises; distributed plans; interfaced with IBM, Comdisco, and CSC from RFP to completion. Computer Associates (CA) Inc. Federal Government - SE/Tech. Manager September 1990 to September 1993 All DoD agencies (48 States); identified problems via site surveys; developed mirrored and redundancy sites and training for Navy, Army and Marine Corp.; responded to RFPs; provided Pre/Post supporting Mainframe, PC LAN and UNIX; normally working 10 – 12 projects at a time. As an SE, I was called to load LMP keys, to bench mark products and keeping 3 travel badges ready. EDUCATION

Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)

Disaster Recovery Institute International - St. Louis, MO 2002 Certification in Incident Command System - Instructor U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force - Cape May, NJ 2003 Adult Experiences Accredited in Business Administration Prince George Community College - Largo, MD 1982 to 2002 SKILLS

1st Aid, AED, CPR, Oxygen Admin.; Private Protection Specialist (Certified Exec. Bodyguard) LINKS


United States Coast Guard Aux. - March 1994 to Present - Highest Rank: Branch Chief for Port Security; ICS Certified Instructor AWARDS

Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security - March 2003 Selected by Tom Ridge Participation in the Response to Hurricane Katrina – September 2005 and received two awards (See cover letter) GROUPS

Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) - Co-Founder of the Washington DC Chapter - April 1994 to Present PUBLICATIONS

Disaster Recovery Articles – Over 46 publications, one book – Disaster Recovery for Churches and Non-Profits LECTURES

Hiilsdale College, DC – Self Defense and Street Smart Awareness Clairmount McKenna College, DC – Seeking Safety and Emergency Response Progressive National Baptist Christian College – Emergency Management/Contingency Planning for Churches Disaster Recovery Journal Conference (Largest on the East Coast) – Annual Mock Disaster Recovery Drill CPM/GOVSEC Conference & Expo (Federal Government Security Conference) – How to Conduct a Disaster Recovery Drill Association of Contingency Planners (Annual Session) – Federal Government Prospective on DR Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA) – How to Complete an Non-Standard BIA for the Government Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA) – Facilitated a Panel Discussion on: Employee Safety, Data Breaches, Taking Continuity Plans Mobile, Terrorism and Terrorist Attacks, Overcoming Planning Obstacles and Risk Management and the Overlap with Continuity Planning

Certificate in Devolution Planning Workshop

FEMA - Washington, DC 2012

Certificate in Computer Operations Management

Computer Learning Center 1972 to 1973

Masters in Cyber Security Information Assurance

VA University School of Science & Technology 2016 - 2018

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