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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
September 22, 2019

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Bryan Kocher

Falls Church, VA ***** · cell 617-***-**** ·

Personal Summary

I fix broken projects. I took a web development project at RBC from 21% SPI to 100%. I set up processes and procedures at SSGA to improve system up-time from 72% to 99%. I increased ACM membership 20% and brought in 700% more program funding. I am a certified Agile and PMP manager. I am currently Identify Systems agile product owner for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. I help businesses run better by building competence in IT.

Education and Certification

PhD, Sep 1981, Software Engineering, Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, Tyngsboro, MA

MS, Sep 1975, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

BA, May 1970, History, Economics minor, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Secret clearance, DOD, active, issued July 2014

SAFe 4 Certified Practitioner, 2019 Scaled Agile Framework, Scaled Agile Inc.

PMP, 2003, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA

MCP, 1998, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA, taught assembler programming

Adjunct Professor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, taught assembler programming

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, taught cost accounting for engineers


Perspecta. NMCI NGEN, Product Owner for PKI, Certificate Authority, and Identity. Product Owner (Manager) of 12 person agile development team responsible for PKI, Active Directory, DNS, Centrify for 2 factor authentication, Kerberos security, ADFS for single sign on, DHCP Network, Quest Change Auditor to audit AD changes, Splunk and Solarwinds for analysis. Apr 2016 - present

Skills used: Management, DevOps, SAFe, Agile development, MS Excel, SQL, Sharepoint, Visio, PMP, Risk Analysis, certificates, SHA-1, SHA-2, and project management.

G&E SYSTEMS, INC., Arlington, VA, Independent Consultant, Project Manager Apr 2011 - Sep2015

Some clients include:

Northrop Grumman, Social Security Administration, Task Order Manager: Active Directory (AD) Governance. In charge of developing AD governance for the SSA network. Task Order Manager for Office of Information Security web site rebuild – built wire frame mock-ups of new web site and drove process.

NeighborWorks, Sr. Project Manager obtaining COTS to replace a failed DIYsystem, including forensic system analysis, risk analysis, market survey, business process modeling, and project management.

Titanium Cobra, Navy PEO EIS, Washington Navy Yard, Deputy Task Manager.

IBEX USA, Senior Program Manager for GSA Contract.

Skills used: SDLC AS IS evaluation, SDLC TO BE requirements development, SDLC development, MS Excel, Sharepoint, Visio, Project, RFP writing, PMPt, Risk Analysis, Agile, business process design, management, and project management.

TAG LLC (acquired by KEYW), Falls Church, VA, Program Manager, Biometrics Sep 08 - Apr 2011

“Book Boss” and designated Program Manager for DHS EAGLE II. Built budget for price bid. Negotiated teaming agreements and NDAs with all 13 subs and submitted our proposal a full day ahead of the deadline.

New Product Development and Marketing – Created plan and WBS for 4 companies to develop a web-enabled database (MS Access, SQL Server, VB.Net) of laws and regulations governing use of Biometrics around the world with clear, specific legal opinion regarding use of each biometric in each country. In charge of budget and phase reviews. I built the prototype demonstration product in MS Access, Excel automation and several hundred lines of VB.Net code.

DoD – Program Manager in charge of 9 subcontractors doing Legal, Cultural, Political, and Policy studies for the Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA), designing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) for Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM). Planned integration with DHS, DoS, and DoJ (FBI). Set Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to produce on Combat Command (COCOM) use and needs for biometrics; overviews of biometrics including privacy; legal/cultural studies; interoperable systems; and problem mitigation. In charge of staffing and budgeting for project and all TAG employees on the program. TAG used MS Project Deltek MPM and Cobra for project planning and EVMS tracking. Secret clearance.

Skills used: SDLC AS IS evaluation, SDLC TO BE requirements development, SDLC development, MS Excel, Visio, SQL, Access, Project, VB programming, RFP response writing, PMP, Risk Analysis, business process design, and project management.

G&E SYSTEMS, INC., Sharon, MA, Program Manager and Management Consultant May 2002 – Sep 2008

Project management, software design, implementation, and management consulting. A sample of projects includes: TSA, DC – PMO Project Manager planning BPM for HSPD-12 PIV card implementation. We developed a complete, detailed roll-out plan and dashboardfor all airports nationwide with RUP and UML. SBA, DC – Program Manager for $8 Million BPM design to provide HSPD-12 PIV cards to SBA (in J2EE and Oracle). This project included creating the IMS in MS Project, moving the data center, phasing out under performing subcontractors, and purchasing $800,000 of equipment. Managed several projects simultaneously. Responsible for negotiating contracts and budget control of subcontractors and USG May. State of Illinois, Springfield, IL – Program Manager - in charge of a Department of Homeland Security HSPD-12 FRAC program. This $6 Million system and BPM design provide biometric smart cards to first responders. The cards are compatible with HSPD-12, PIV, TWIC, CAC and FIPS-201. Oversaw Java J2EE, Oracle, and MS Access development. I managed the work of 6 companies and 3 state agencies including IBM, National Super Computer Center, Entrust, and the Bureau of Identification. Fidelity Information Services, Toronto – Program Manager - I replaced an underperforming manager for web-based Java and Oracle mortgage processing & servicing ASP for Canada. I rigorously applied EVM. When I took over, the project had a 21% SPI. In two months the SPI was 100%, where it stayed to project completion. Axcelis Technologies, Beverley, MA – Chief Architect, field assembly and test systems. IBM, Reading, MA – Chief Architect, sales systems.

STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS, Boston, MA, Computer Systems Manager Apr 2000 – May 2002

I replaced a manager who could only keep his system up 72% of the time. In six months I had the system available more than 99%. I managed 20 programmer/analysts responsible for a business critical securities trading strategy system. Supervised development of Java/Websphere/Smalltalk DB applications for portfolio attribution and retrieval of securities data via web browser. Instituted BPM teaching staff to do root cause analysis and establish procedures to eliminate failure recurrences. I set up performance dashboard and increased system availability with no change in equipment or personnel.

Professional Activities 1977 – 1992

ACM (NY, NY) has annual revenues of $100+ million, more than 100,000 member in 400+ chapters worldwide, 150 full time staff and thousands of volunteer staff. ACM publishes 42 scientific journals on computers and stages 60+ computing conferences annually. Chaired meetings of Board of Directors and many committees.

President, Chief Executive Officer

Initiated PBS Nova series, "The Machine that Changed the World"; planned and successfully ran direct appeals to the membership to recoup the $1 Million PBS donation.

Increased membership more than 20% with new public relations program reversing a 4-year decline.

Increased corporate contributions by 700% for awards programs and technology competitions.

ACM Northeast Regional Vice-President

G&E SYSTEMS, INC., Sharon, MA, Chief Technology Officer and CEO Oct 1991 – Apr 2000

Military Service (US Army) 1970 – 1973

Intelligence Analyst US Army Security Agency, Arlington Hall Station, VA Held TS/SCI clearance

Skills used: SDLC AS IS evaluation, SDLC TO BE requirements development, SDLC development, Programming Assembler, COBOL, FORTRAN, SDLC system design, SCLC system maintenance

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