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Project Manager Security

Location:
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Posted:
January 11, 2018

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STEVEN T. DISCHE

Tacoma, WA *****

(***) *****55

ac3zn5@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-dische/

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Project Manager with a Top Secret Security Clearance offering 15+ years of proven military and civilian experience with an emphasis in coordinating counterterrorism operations, assessing corporate physical and cyber security vulnerabilities, and implementing strategic intelligence architectures. While in the United States Army, developed and implemented intelligence in support of Pacific Special Operations. As a Project Manager, advised corporate and military organizations on threat assessments and identified vulnerabilities to improve security posture. Career supported by a vast analytical background and a Masters of Science in Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures.

Program Management

Process Improvement

Budget Forecasting

Customer Service

Automation Protection

Vulnerability Assessments

Risk Management / Mitigation

Strategic / Contingency Planning

Cyber Security / Loss Prevention

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCEY – Washington, DC 2015 - Present

Reserve Security Manager

When alerted, prepared to deploy anywhere in the United States and its Territories to provide Security Management

ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY – Argonne, IL 2012 – 2015

Senior Program Manager

Provided 2nd level edit / review of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Site Assistance Visits (SAV) assessments on nation critical infrastructures conducted by the US National Guard prior to the reports being sent to DHS / Office of Infrastructure Protection

Identified potential threats to national critical infrastructure, and oversaw the planning to support execution of tests and technical projects for national critical infrastructures

PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY – Richland, WA 1999 – 2012

Security Project Manager (Global Threat Reduction Program), National Nuclear Security Administration

Managed, as primary leadership for several multinational security teams, the safety and security of radiological materials stored at civilian facilities nationally and internationally overseeing teams in Northeastern US, Russia, and South Asia

As primary liaison to ministry and government officials domestically and abroad, conducted intelligence analysis and country risk assessment in support of deployments

Briefed senior and executive management on the status of security issues and concerns; coordinated with Russian and South Asian law enforcement agencies to ensure timely and effective first response

As the Project Lead for the Department of Defense Counter Intelligence Field Agency, guided DOD standards for intelligence source reporting strategies to Counter Intelligence and Special Operations teams

Senior Project Manager, DHS’ Vulnerability Assessments on National Critical Infrastructures

Coordinated intelligence assessments on the top 25 national critical infrastructures; surveyed operational security, physical security, and interdependency and assessed from the strategic, operational and tactical aspects

Prepared and presented detailed briefings to internal leadership teams and government officials; collaborated in implementing cyber and physical security measures and analyzed business impact for national critical infrastructures

Facilitated business continuity assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as well as security guidance to the lead engineer / construction lead for Richard Branson’s future Virgin Galactic Spaceport

Assessed and reported on vulnerabilities from possible terrorist attacks for the 2006 Super Bowl; assessed the Ford Field in Detroit, MI, buildings to house athletes, and the NFL corporate offices for The Super Bowl

Conducted over 100 vulnerability assessments on national critical infrastructures to include US seaports, Alaska Pipeline, Louisiana Offshore Oil Platform, emergency management centers, chemical facilities, oil refineries, cruise ships, international airports, World Financial Center Complex (NYC), and Stanton Island bridge, focused on customer and outcome deliverables as well as business continuity and training programs

STEVEN T. DISCHE, PG. 2

Project Lead, US Army First Corps, Initial Brigade Combat Team Transformation Initiative

•Represented Intelligence Directorate as lead representative for national-level and US Army intelligence operations for US Army’s 1st major transition in over 30 years; advised the 1st conventional Army units in Iraq and Afghanistan to provide specialized guidance and support in areas of intelligence and special operations

Team Lead for Intelligence Analysis, National Counter Narcotics Center

Assessed and evaluated intelligence cycles and communications strategies in law enforcement agencies involved in combating US narcotics crisis nationwide

Analyzed ports of entry for narcotics trafficking; illegal trafficking organizations and leadership; and patterns of travel for narcotics into and within the US

UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY INTELLIGENCE/SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER 1979 - 1999

Chief of Intelligence Architecture, Intelligence Directorate, Ist Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington

Oversaw a 5-person team in establishing, implementing, and managing intelligence architecture for Fort Lewis intelligence organizations

Coordinated with national and theater agencies to assure delivery of viable, timely intelligence

Secured over $300K in additional funding for proposal to install portable satellite communications antennas for fast deployment throughout Pacific region

Chief of Plans & Exercise Division, Intelligence Directorate, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii

Directed cross-functional team of 16 Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel in developing intelligence to support the integration of Special Operation forces into the Pacific theater

Led planning and implementation of intelligence support initiatives for contingency operations

Developed and led complex training scenarios for Special Operations Forces staff

Deputy Director of Intelligence, Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii

Led a 16-person team in establishing and leading intelligence operations in support of counter terrorism initiatives in the Pacific Rim; the 1st US response team directed against threats to US personnel / assets in the Pacific

Selected to serve as a guide and liaison to Commander of Bangladesh Special Forces and his staff; delivered briefings and assisted in meetings with US Commander of Pacific Command

Trained and mentored Australian Special Air Service personnel in safeguarding Sydney for the 2000 Summer Olympics

EDUCATION

Masters of Science, Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures, University of Washington, WA Magna Cum Laude

Bachelors of Arts, International Relations and Political Science, Eastern Washington University, WA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

US Army Command & General Staff College

Joint Intelligence Special Operations Training, Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency

Joint Intelligence Collection Management Training, Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency

US Army Combined Arms Service & Staff School

Senior Officer NATO Electronic Warfare Training



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