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Engineer Information Security

Charleston, SC
March 26, 2021

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Ricky L. Obaugh

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Round Hill, VA 20141 703-***-****



CURRENT TS/SCI CLEARANCE (with Counterintelligence Polygraph)

Professional Experience

Senior IT Network Engineer CACI May 2018 – Present

•Support complex enterprise network worldwide, but specifically focused in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

•Establish networking environment to include, but not limited to: designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

•Responsible for installing, configuring, documenting, and providing overall, ongoing operations support for secure data communications.

•Develop and utilize analysis requirements, and integrate new signal and image processing technologies.

•Design, configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS).

•Responsible for maintaining enterprise network environment to include: Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet networking hardware, switches (Multi-Layer, Data Center/ Access/Core/ Distribution) firewalls, routers, ISE, QOS VoIP, WLAN, network engineering support, network management systems.

•Work as a collaborative team member to provide all necessary support, for Global Network Operations Center (Tier 1-3), Logical Provisioning, Satellite support, Video Teleconferencing (operators and technicians), and others as necessary.

Senior Communications System Engineer Northrop Grumman March 2012 – May 2018

•In-depth knowledge of Government security standards, guidelines and effective applications.

•Responsible for installing, configuring, documenting, and providing overall, ongoing operations support for secure voice communications services.

•Develop analysis requirements, and integrate new signal and image processing technologies.

•Design and analyze systems for the extraction of information from signal and image sensor.

•Provides technical direction and engineering knowledge for communications activities including planning, designing, developing, testing, installing and maintaining large communications networks.

•Ensures that adequate and appropriate planning is provided to direct building architects and planners in building communications spaces and media pathways meet industry standards.

•Develops, operates, and maintains voice, wireless, video, and data communications systems.

•Provides complex engineering or analytical tasks and activities associated with one or more technical areas within the communications function.

•Hands-on experience with current secure communications devices (SVTCs, VoIP phones and other devices (STEs, QSECs, etc.)) and infrastructure components (communications lines – POTs/ISDN/Leased, PBXs, encryption devices, conference bridges, call management servers, etc.).

•Professional interpersonal skills for assisting customers at all levels (including Senior Executives) with call establishment, conference scheduling/joining and problem troubleshooting.

•Excellent problem solving skills and a solid understanding of how to troubleshoot connectivity and

performance issues that involve secure VTCs, phones, encryption devices, voice bridges/PBXs, scheduling and monitoring applications, and leased circuits.

•Perform new software revision/feature sets/patch evaluation and trade studies.

•Periodic system refresh, technical briefings (internally as well as with customer representatives), system requirements development, creation and maintenance of system documentation and drawings (specifications, logical and physical architecture and interconnect diagrams, etc.).

Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager Northrop Grumman March 2007 – March 2012

•Maintain and Maintained central, controlled supply of classified and unclassified documents originating within the company. Reviewed documents to determine pre-established classification level based on contract(s) or security manual, distribution requirements and processes distribution requests according to established procedures.

•Responsible for the receipt custody, issue, safeguarding, accounting for and when necessary the destruction of COMSEC material. Responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date records and the submission of all required accounting reports.

•Control all COMSEC inventory for HSDN.

•Coordinate installation and testing of HSDN equipment at customer location.

•Installation of both classified and un-classified systems within Northrop Grumman HSDN.

•Process user accounts for HSDN in timely manner.

•Manage encryption installation, inventory and re-key processes.

•Communicate monthly updates to DHS COMSEC COR and NSA COR.

•Responsible for supporting the receipt, custody, issue, safeguarding, accounting for, and, when necessary, the destruction or COMSEC material.

•Hands on experience using the Distributed Information Security (INFOSEC) Accounting System (DIAS).

•Perform Field Tamper Recovery (FTR), upgrading cryptographic device firmware, and ensuring the interoperability of firmware versions between enterprise encryptors.

•Planning and execution of Out-Of-Band-Key Transfer (OOBKT) for remote rekey of enterprise encryptors on multiple networks. Experience with Suite-A and Suite-B network environments, architecture and key material requirements.

•Read and interpret complex network drawings and documentation as they relate to cryptographic requirements

•Performing hands-on installation, maintenance, configuration and troubleshooting of COMSEC equipment, as required.

•Ensure generation of quality assurance checklist for product release packages in support of production schedules. Maintain a secure, computerized document revision system, a periodic review system, and status tracking for all process-related documents and records.

•In depth knowledge of Networking, to include Network Planning, Implementing, Configuring, Troubleshooting and Testing.

Integrated Installation Coordinator Northrop Grumman Nov 2004 – March 2007

•Coordinate testing of HSDN equipment at customer location.

•Installation of routers, switches, VTC and voice communication devices

•Coordinate user training with DHS customers

Network Voice Communications Analyst Northrop Grumman Dec 1997 – Nov 2004

•Maintain voice and data communications internally for Northrop Grumman.

•Trouble shoot problems with voice and data systems.

•Installation of new voice and data systems

•Experience in digital, hybrid, analog, ISDN and T-1 cross connecting at the D-marc and IDF locations.

Communications Technician AeroTek April 1996 – Dec 1997

•Installation of voice communications for TRW. (Telephones, Facsimiles, etc.).

•Installation of voice and data cabling.

•Troubleshooting support.

Master Firefighter Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Jan 1990 – Present

•Firefighter/Fire Officer. Trainings include but not limited to: Hazmat; vehicle extrication; firefighter Iⅈ swift-water rescue technician Iⅈ CPR level C; Heavy and Tactical Rescue; Loudoun County Incident Command and EVOC (emergency vehicle operations course)


Loudoun Valley High School 1983 -1987

Formal Training


Security+ CE

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Cisco routing and switching, DNS, DHCP, PKI, SMTP, FTP, TFTP, IPSec, VPNs Juniper

Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet & 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM, MPLS, leased lines & exposure to PPP, DS1, DS3, OC3, T1 /T3 & SONET

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