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Air Force Information Security

Location:
Clarkston, MI
Posted:
March 25, 2021

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STEVEN E. MERRITT

Clarkston, Michigan Phone: 248-***-**** adk6kt@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary:

Technology, Management, and Security

I am cleared problem-solver with security at the forefront. For example, I quickly find and remediate problems, increase productivity, with an increase of at least 20-60% system efficiency, at one-third the cost of other solutions.

•I have been given the great opportunities to work my way up through the ranks and positions to add tools, skills, and knowledge to an arsenal to take on new challenges.

•Always looking for security risks and remediation.

•Have supervised 17 personnel outside the Air Force, and I have supervised 10 personnel as Superintendent of Weather Station Operations US Air Force. “Employees are people not things to manage”.

•I developed my leadership skills and style while superintendent of weather station operations while in the Air Force. That style is effective today meeting tough timelines and budgets

•Brazil QAD (ERP Software) Transition and transformation (Solaris to HUPX with service guard) write up in the HP newsletter on the success of this Transition and transformation.

•Developed a new database for tracking hazardous waste from pickup to proper disposal. This new database was made a standard with in Air Forces Space Command for tracking hazardous waste because of its ease of use. It was eventually rolled into an Air Force wide standard for tracking hazardous waste.

•Owned a 1 million dollar a year budget for hazardous waste disposal. Saved 250,000 dollars the first year through contract renegotiations. That 250,000.00-dollar savings funded compressed natural gas conversations for 10 vehicles and the purchase of a steam cleaning equipment for firearms. To reduce hazardous waste being generated by the Air Force.

•Deploy and support an OPEN SOURCE ERP solution on either Windows or UNIX

Skills and Knowledge:

Virtualization, Adaptability, Tech Savvy, Networking, Disaster recovery, Cloud, System Engineering, Transition and Transformation, Data center operations, Data center consolidations, and migrations, Subject matter expert on information technology outsourcing vs. in sourcing, ITSM, Incident, Problem and Change Management, Innovation, Problem solving, Building relationships, Total quality management, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Data Flow Diagrams, Business process modeling, User interface design, Entity Relationship Diagrams, Systems architecture, TCO/ROI calculations, SWOT analysis, HIPAA, Clustering, Linux, Network topology, GDPR, Analytics, Time management, multitask, Able to see the big picture, Leadership, Excellent communicator in verbal or written format, Presentations, Mentoring, Strategizing, Project management, Collaboration, “C”, “C “C#”, Unix and Windows servers, SAN & NAS Storage, Network, Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, SharePoint, Publisher, Lync, Communicator, MS Project, Visio, UNIX, VMware, KVM, and Windows operating systems, Shell scripting, Open source ERP/CRM solutions, ITIL, IT Strategy and Architecture general principles and techniques, IT Program and Project Management, Application Development general principles and techniques, Workflow Diagrams

Certifications:

Security +, Certified Systems Administrator (HP-UX), ITIL Foundation v1, UNIX/C Programing

Education:

Central Michigan University

MSA in Information Resource Management Graduated (3.89 GPA)

BS in Community Development: Public Administration Graduated Manga Cum Laude (3.77 GPA)

Professional experience:

US Army February 2020 – Present

Garrison Information Security Officer

Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security, IT risk management and PCI compliance program. Work directly with the business units to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes. Develop and enhance an information security management framework. Understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services. Provide leadership to the enterprise's information security organization. Partner with business stakeholders across the company to raise awareness of risk management concerns. Assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems. Conduct market research on IT technology and the IT needs of the unit. Work with vendors for quotes. Put together IT proposals and get funding for IT projects. Work with the contraction office for IT projects. Project management on IT projects. Provides end-to-end support, and administration of point of sale infrastructure on Microsoft server and workstation operating systems.

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles May 2016- March 2018

Enterprise Solutions Architect

Built relationships with key stakeholders to understand the opportunities and operating constraints within the respective product lines IT projects. Aligned business IT strategy to be able to determine how corporate standard processes and systems should be deployed. Provided key inputs to the Program Management Office to facilitate project execution of projects affecting all business activities. A customer advocate to the IT operations and applications teams, ensuring that the respective businesses are receiving adequate operational support. Provided direction of work to all parties and stakeholders in the development of applications or application enhancements.

Provided feedback to the IT teams on perceived value of IT efforts as well as risks/issues/opportunities of projects.

Provides input into IT standards, policies and procedures. Work with IT strategy & application teams to ensure a healthy balance between corporate standard IT initiatives and unique local process/system requirements. Provided governance authority over IT project delivery and execution. Provided staff support as needed for business requirements. Provided input on quality, cost of I.T. services. Financial management, sufficient to interpret and explain key IT spending categories, trends and opportunities.

I proactively volunteered to take on more work to keep projects moving. I conduct project management, application architect, and infrastructure architect during project meetings. I use sound judgment to identify problems, risks, present alternatives, and made recommendations based on trends in the industry. I document standards that can be supported across the enterprise, with a focus in reducing operational issues and improving the speed of delivery of services. I approached work with a focus on execution, delivery, and total cost of ownership, with the goal of reducing cost and making recommendations to use open source to significantly reduce TCO.

Drove the discussions on using site recovery manager from VMware would give a better failover and business continuity model that using the load balancers and paying for multiple duplications of images across the data centers. Piloted the Dell/EMC file share with an electrical group and saved the image change and a lower charge per GB for storage reducing cost significantly. It also gave managers the ability to manage access within their own groups on file shares. Rough estimate on saving of the file server elimination and the reduced cost on storage was 1.2 million a year. The adoption of site recovery manager would roughly reduce cost by 6 million the first year.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan February 2016- May 2016

Solutions Design Coach

No one wanted to put forth the effort for reusable software documentation collateral.

I showed the value (financial and reduced timelines) of using standard methodology for documenting applications following SDLC (software development life cycle). Application owners were quick to adopt. Multimillion dollar saving across the life cycle of 700+ in home grown applications.

HEWLETT- PACKARD March 2014 – January 2016

Chief Engineer and Architect

New challenges presented using the new HP cloud, and to provide engineering resource costing analysis due to company restructuring. Determine engineering priorities and assign project assignments. Plan the sequence of events to accomplish assignments and coordinate with outside organizations to develop project controls. Leading others and setting the standards for high quality of work. Provide leadership and innovation through recommendations for all projects including transition and transformation projects. Conduct architectural review and oversight on implementation of new systems to insure standards have been met end to end, to include technological cost estimates. Presented clear and concise oral presentations. Escalate resource management issues to the PMO and management as a risk. Ensure the successful delivery of detailed solution designs based on client requirements and specific contract requirements, standards, templates to deliver a quality solution on time and on budget

HEWLETT- PACKARD August 2011 – March 2014

Operations Manager / Supervisor

Enterprise Services

Facilitated application enhancements, minor, and major IT project initiatives governance as well as rank and prioritization. Managed IT budget planning, execution, and task management. Consulted on IT technology innovation opportunities that support to improved quality, productivity, cost, and competitive position of the customer. Conducted an evaluation of IT staffing levels, performance feedback, gap analysis and recommendations to close gaps. Provided oversight on adherence to global IT standards. Served on key program and project governance boards.

Managed 12 ITO resources in various positions such as; DBA Wintel and Mid-range engineers, and the Tulsa AirSOA (Air service oriented architecture) coverage desk, with no single source process documentation to be shared with the Tulsa and India teams. I built a partnership between the Tulsa and India help desks. I stressed the importance of process documentation and accountability. I created a single source process documentation to be used by both help desks. Work with clients and customers to provided quality products and services, to exceed expectations, and work with other teams to help resolve problems. Serve as technical advisor and member of the change advisory board. Planed for systems acquisition, deployment, installation, operation and maintenance. Reviewed and or modify policy and procedures to meet business objectives. Managed workloads across all teams. Conducted interviews and make hiring and termination decisions as well as performance evaluations. Chat room conversations are considered quality documents in the event of an incident. Reduced root cause analysis action items by 50% in 6 months.

HEWLETT- PACKARD September 2009 – August 2011

Pre Sales Solutions Architect

United States Public Sector

Assigned a high volume of projects across wintel, UNIX, and VMware. Analyze and determine areas in which data, hardware, and or software requirements must be fulfilled. Identify the impact of emerging technology and provide technical recommendations to pursuit teams. Recommend methods and procedures necessary to insure hardware, software or data availability for supporting requirement are in line with pursuit requirements. Provide technical expertise with IT architecture, acquisition and certification. Tailoring current and future IT systems to requirements based mission, and planning based on long and short-term integration and or migration. Coordinate with pursuit teams insure all requirements are met for multiple proposals for multimillion-dollar deals.

Military experience:

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Technical Sergeant (E-6)

Disabled Veteran

Security Clearance: Secret (active), Top Secret SBI (inactive)

•Hazardous Waste Technician and Computer Support

•Financial Management

•Superintendent of Weather Station Operations

•Weather Forecaster and Observer

•Medical Technician ER (EMT)



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