For two years, provided expert advice to Saudi Arabian Brigadier Generals and their Senior Staff Officers on matters pertaining to information assurance, network architecture, plans, operations, special projects, and future cyber security initiatives. Advised decision making authorities on establishing program goals to set priorities in order to support the cyber security mission. Ensured policies and procedures were implemented in accordance with industry standard and organization strategy. As the Subject Mater Expert (SME), advised on identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating risks for unclassified and classified information systems.
Reviewed and managed Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages. Evaluated access controls to ensure prevention and detection of unauthorized access. Provided independent assessments for the Director of Information Center. Identified systems requiring Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages and assisted with management and oversight activities.
As an extra duty, served as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR). Managed Foreign Military Sales Cases (FMS Cases) valued in excess of three million dollars. Applied solutions to solve complicated problems. Prepared formal and informal briefings to higher management on assigned projects as part of the assessment process. Successfully managed other information technology projects valued in excess of $40 million dollars. Coordinated with contractors and local vendors in support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard's Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and also their first military aviation facility.
Assisted the Director of the Information Center with supervising a workforce of 104 automation and telecommunication technicians operating within budget of $197 million. Provided high level strategic guidance and expert advice in order to modernize the Saudi Military's classified and unclassified network infrastructures throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Conducted several site surveys to ensure the network infrastructures were in compliance with contracts and network security standards. Drafted Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), Information Assurance Policies, Statements of Work (SOW), and Memorandums of Agreements (MOAs) for information technology contracts, and wrote several Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs) for special projects.
Led work groups and Project Management Teams during Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)implementation to resolve issues with logistics and knowledge management. Analyzed requirements and developed IT security standards; policies and procedures. Continuously corrected problems, identified, and analyze threats and vulnerabilities. Received the Saudi Arabian award for excellence and exceptional service from the Ministry of the National Guard. Increased productivity and Continuity Of Operations (COOP plan) by developing a more efficient data storage recovery concept across Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.
As subject matter expert (SME), was instrumental in developing planning and implementing the enterprise Automated Logistic Supply System (ALSS) costing $97 million dollars. As a vital member of the organization, was routinely sought out for technical expertise and to participate in planning committees to give insight from an IT perspective.