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Manager Project

Location:
Stafford, Virginia, United States
Salary:
$150,000
Posted:
August 25, 2018

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CHARLES B. SPENCE JR.

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Executive Profile

Active Top-Secret Security Clearance

Results driven senior technology program executive with 25+ years of operational, security, solution delivery and management expertise across IT in international, complex, heavily regulated and secure environments. I leverage my skills in delivery, program management and service management to develop strategies, create operating plans, and develop solutions that drive results and outcomes on time, on schedule and within budget.

Skill Highlights

IT Strategic Planning

IT Governance and Compliance

Portfolio / Program Management

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

IT Modernization

Information Security and Assurance

System Development

Vendor / 3rd Party Risk and Service Management

Enterprise Implementations

Information Technology Acquisition

Configuration Management

Innovative Problem Solving

IT Service Management (ITSM)

System Integrations

Core Accomplishments

Served as the "Turnaround Executive" for large scale implementations and operations that included but not limited to network optimization, quality assurance and quality control, change management, inside/outside plant engineering, and government testing and acceptance for major information technology systems.

Successfully led from concept to execution several multi-million-dollar initiatives in support of the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Internal Revenue Services.

Professional Experience

Senior Technology Project Manager

12/2016 to Current

General Dynamics

Washington, DC

Senior Technical Project Manager and Information Technology Subject Matter Expert (SME) supporting the Office of the Administrative Assistant (OAA) to The Secretary of the Army, Army Headquarters Services (AHS).

Developed and championed the modernization business case for the AHS as part of the Department of the Army’s Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDDCI) which secured the CIO 6-G-6 approval and funding for the migration of 32 critical systems to a new hosting environment.

Led the planning, design, execution and operational readiness of the AHS platform migrations on schedule, on budget and with quality.

Developed a portfolio management tool and enterprise risk management framework to enable the AHS to effectively manage their enterprise AHS portfolio while mitigating high risk items.

Led several critical Army OAA enterprise initiatives such as Windows 10 migration, IT systems rationalization and lifecycle processes.

Senior Project Manager (GS-15)

04/2016 to 11/2016

Department of Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

Washington D.C.

Senior program manager responsible for supporting the release and change management functions within the Department of IRS Enterprise Case Management Directorate.

Led release management functions within the IRS for all enterprise case management products and services.

Led optimization initiative to review and consolidate 61 disparate case management systems into a single integrated case management platform for the enterprise.

Led IT strategy and architecture reviews for the IRS, which included ongoing capability and performance assessments across all technology in support of the IRS.

Led and facilitated the IRS engineering life cycle (ELC) governance process to ensure that all teams were following the AGILE development methodology.

Served as the senior technology consultant to top agency management officials, advising them on the integration of like IT programs with other business programs of equivalent complexity and functionalities.

Led portfolio program reviews with agency senior executive leadership on the delivery status of key initiatives.

Senior Project Manager (GS-14)

09/2014 to 04/2016

Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency

Washington D.C.

Senior technical program manager responsible for the oversight and management of all FEMA enterprise personnel management and processing systems, a time and attendance payroll system, and numerous other data source information systems.

Served as senior technical program manager for FEMA’s Human Resources (HR) enterprise data warehouse initiative.

Led the design and development of FEMA’s HR IT modernization plan to consolidate and optimize the content, functionality, and business processes of multiple legacy Personnel Management Systems (PMS) into a single, stand-alone, authoritative data system for all personnel management requirements.

Responsible for providing personnel and financial data metrics to FEMA senior staff, DHS, and multiple external agencies.

Managed FEMA’s annual HR IT portfolio of $6 million to ensure alignment with FEMA’s strategic plan, agency goals and objectives. Executed all procurement activities and managed all IT acquisitions.

Facilitated project development gate reviews to ensure procurement and development practices were compliant with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA systems engineering life cycle (SELC) process.

Conducted project technical, informational, Status and decision briefings to DHS & FEMA Senior Executive Leadership.

Served as a voting member of the DHS data governance board, DHS HR IT spend plan advisory committee, FEMA analytics governance board, and FEMA IT governance board.

Led the design and implementation of several enterprise initiatives across the FEMA to include the Processes Management System, a Customer Relations Support System, Non-competitive Recruitment System, and Personnel Accountability System.

Senior Project Manager (GS-14)

10/2012 to 09/2014

Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency

Washington D.C.

Senior technical program manager responsible for the oversight and management of all IT services and system development within the Systems Development and Integration Branch.

Senior delivery manager responsible for the execution and oversight of $20 million in development contracts for the implementation of an Enterprise Data Warehouse repository, FEMA HR Time To Hire initiative, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Financial Systems (SFS).

Senior delivery program manager responsible for the design and execution of the Presidential National Address System also known as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Responsible for the development, integration and implementation of disaster management software application systems, and IT services to support FEMA’s national mission.

Led project gate reviews to ensure procurement and development practices are following the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA systems engineering life cycle (SELC) process.

Managed, evaluated, and directed each assigned project to ensure compliance/adherence to established scope, costs, and schedule.

Led project technical, informational, Status and decision briefings to FEMA senior executive leadership.

Senior Project Manager and Systems Analyst (GS-14)

04/2008 to 10/2012

Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency

Washington D.C.

Senior technical program manager who reported directly to the FEMA CIO responsible for managing highly visibility and critical IT initiatives across the department.

Served as the centralized intake for FEMA for all proposals that required the development or acquisition of IT solutions. Included the drafting of detailed technical and executive level business decision reports to FEMA executive leadership.

Oversaw the development of an IT portfolio management tool which was adopted across all FEMA directorates and agencies.

Led the enterprise portfolio governance committee responsible for the oversight and management of critical initiatives across FEMA to include technology initiatives in support of disaster response, recovery, and mitigation

Principal SME in support of several enterprise projects that included software development, hardware specification and evaluation, and systems integration.

Spear headed customer advocacy initiatives to ensure the effective support of the customers within the program offices.

Led the formation and implementation of sustainability and modernization initiatives to ensure the operational continuity of IT applications and solutions across FEMA

Responsible for the briefing of IT policy initiatives, standards development and strategic roadmaps to senior executives and special interest groups.

Designated by the FEMA CIO to serve as representative on interagency work groups established to develop FEMA-wide IT policy initiatives and solutions to critical issues.

Senior Project Manager (GS-13)

08/2007 to 03/2008

Army Contracting Command

Washington D.C.

Senior program manager at the Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) Acquisitions Technical Branch responsible for providing technical support and assistance throughout the IT Acquisition Process.

Principle advisor to assist diverse agencies in the development and validation request for proposals (RFP), acquisition plans, evaluation plans, source selection plans, and test and acceptance plans.

Oversaw the contracting and sourcing programs for large multi-million-dollar initiatives such as Data at Rest (DAR), the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-A), the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and the Physical Access Control System (PACS).

Served as technical SME responsible for the reviewed all technical proposals and statements of work (SOWS) to validate feasibility, compliance to federal and departmental regulation, policy, and procedure, cost effectiveness, return on investment and solution longevity.

Served as a principle SME with responsibility for providing advice to the ITEC4 Acquisition Technical Branch Division Chief, the acquisition Contracting Officer, the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO/G6), the Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), major subordinate commands/separate reporting activities, and the customer and industry as required.

Review and analyzed test plans and test results from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), the Technical Integration Center (TIC), and government recognized test labs, and the National Information Assurance Program labs (NIAP) in relation to new acquisitions programs.

Conducted market research and study tasks to identify potential competition ensuring maximum potential for cost savings.

Coordinated preparation of user documentation with the proponent activity and review and assess the adequacy of user documentation.

Served as chair for the Source Selection Evaluation Board in support of specific acquisitions through contract award.

Project Manager (GS-12)

08/2004 to 08/2007

Army Contracting Command

Mannheim, Germany

Senior project manager and quality assurance officer for the Program Manager Defense Communications Systems Europe (PMDCS-E) responsible reviewing all engineer design plans, engineer change proposals, and performed quality assurance functions for a $300 million European Theatre Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP).

Led the I3MP program which included over 63 infrastructure modernization projects across Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy, to include deployment of a 10GB data switch network for the first Stryker Brigade Garrison.

Led the execution of site surveys, site coordination meetings, and site inspections of fiber optic cable, copper cable and infrastructure construction projects

Led final government acceptance inspections certifying government acceptance.

Led the design, configuration, deployment and testing of implementations that included voice, data, video, wireless voice and data networks, computer hardware, software, network devices, communications equipment and interconnecting transmission facilities.

Compiled and analyzed performance parameters of equipment to determine the most effective devices to satisfy user requirements, considering such factors as current and future operational requirements; site environmental conditions; security requirements; schedules; equipment availability; and total cost.

Led the design reviews of network architecture and interoperability requirements to ensure that the Army, government agencies and contracted commercial service providers were able to fully integrate.

Researched, evaluated and recommended new technology for insertion into networks/systems of the army and DOD. Prepared System Design Plans and Engineer Design Plans which included lists of equipment and material, technical specifications, cost estimates, test procedures, performance criteria, and system integration procedures.

Developed technical specifications and Statements of Work for system acquisition and implementation. Evaluated contractor proposals and related contract documents to ensure technical accuracy and effective implementation at minimal cost.

Project Manager and Systems Engineer (GS-12)

01/2002 to 08/2004

USA Information Systems Engineering Command (FDED)

Mannheim, Germany

Senior project manager and systems engineer responsible reviewing all engineer design plans, engineer change proposals, and performed quality assurance functions in support of the FDED.

Led the analysis, design and engineering of IT systems for both inside and outside plant infrastructures supporting fiber optic and copper systems, local and campus or wide area networks, analog and digital voice/data/and video switching systems, and Information Security Systems.

Performed site surveys to evaluate current user network capabilities and provide systems recommendations on infrastructure, equipment, facilities, and systems to fulfill customer’s present and future requirements.

Developed systems design plans, cost estimates, construction diagrams, SOWs, engineering installation plans (EIP), which included bill of materials (BOM), technical specifications, and test procedures.

Reviewed contractor proposals to ensure adherence to specifications, established agency and governmental regulations, policies and procedures, and fulfillment of customer requirements.

Performed quality assurance and acceptance testing of newly installed systems, networks, and equipment.

Led the coordination of systems design and requirements with the project managers office (PMO) and provided technical advice on all IT design.

Tracked project status and update designs as necessary. Prepared and conducted informational, technical, and concept briefings on systems designs and proposals to the customer, contractor, higher headquarters, and other concerned governmental agencies.

Project Manager (GS-12)

01/2000 to 01/2002

Headquarters, 5th Signal Command

Mannheim, Germany

Senior project manager responsible for the fielding of 75 state-of-the-arts Digital Switching Systems (EWSD) and serving as the primary advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff/Plans, 5th Signal Command on the implementation and status of the Switch Modernization program for the entire European Theatre.

Led the overall implementation and oversight for the deployment of 75 state-of-the-arts digital switching systems (EWSD) across Europe in support of the war fighter. Scope of program included sub-communication systems such as fiber optics systems, cable distribution systems, radio transmission Systems, and technical control facilities.

Led the review and validation of all technical proposals and documentation for the installation and implementation of the new switch network.

Contributed to the cross functional working groups involving the co, government agencies, and contractors to review and sign off on program requirements.

Facilitated the program governance steering committees to ensure the timely execution and delivery against key milestones.

Conducted pre-site surveys and official site surveys involving government representatives, contractors, subordinate units, and customers’ ensuring the proposed switch site was adequate and would support all technical requirements of the switch.

Project lead for the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), responsible for processing request, ordering of switch components, and coordinating switch installations.

Served as primary Project Officer for the STE's (Secure Terminal Equipment) for 5th Signal Command, responsible for QA testing of equipment functions.

Led the QA testing efforts for the new digital voice and data switching systems.

Education

Bachelor of Management Studies

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Sergeants Major Academy

United States Department of Defense – U.S. Army

Certifications

Defense Acquisition University Level III, IT Acquisitions

Defense Acquisition University Level I, Project Management

HOLOCOM PDS Engineering & Installation

Completed Project Management Professional (PMP) Course. Certification Testing scheduled for 6 Sept 2018.

United States Army Sergeants Major Academy

Specialized Training

Human Resources for Managers and Supervisors course

Performance Based Contracting Course

International Security and Technology Transfer/Control

Basic Software Acquisition Management Course

Mission Performance Assessment

Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course

Mission Strategy Execution

Basic Information Systems Acquisition

Mission Support Planning

Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

Bicsi Designing Wireless Networks

Site Selection and Media Selection (BICSI)

Advanced Software Acquisition Management Course

Customer Owned Outside Plant (BICSI)

Advanced Information Systems Acquisition

Fiber Optics Installation and splicing course

Intermediate Information Systems Acquisition Course

EWSD Exchange Equipment Installation Course

Intermediate Software Acquisition Management Course

EWSD Digital Voice Switch Management Course

HOLOCOM PDS Engineering & Installation

EWSD Digital Voice Switch Engineering Course

Professional and Social Affiliations

Life Long Member U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Association (SCRA)

Life Long Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)



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