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U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret (NACLC) - Active
U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) Position of Public Trust 6C (NACI/MBI) - Active


Mr. Meisels is an Enterprise Architect with subject matter expertise in both identity and access management (IDAM) and datacenter consolidation utilizing virtualization (for cloud, grid, and high performance computing) who has both the broad theoretical and practical experience to design, implement, and support both the technical and managerial aspects of multi-tenant enterprise computing environments, including related business applications and supporting components used for systems operations and security.

Mr. Meisels is experienced in a vast array of IT solutions engineering as related to the mission-critical business need, and is able to provide cost-effective or cost-avoidance designs and support with the effect to maximize the utilization and value of both new and existing applications, and can help reduce the time that is required to react to changing business conditions. Mr. Meisels is also experienced with storage architectures, database application development, knowledge management and search, wireless and mobile devices, as well as VoIP, e-mail, and instant messaging services.

Work History

Apr 2016Present

Director of Cloud Services

Zolon Tech, Inc.
  • Providing Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) and thought leadership as a Cloud and Identity Management Security Architect to the US Department of Labor OASAM OCIO’s Chief Technology Officer, in both the DOL’s Identity Management efforts and Cloud Computing efforts, and is responsible for finalizing the DOL’s Functional Requirements Document (FRD) and developed the High Level Architecture (HLA) for the DOL OCIO’s CISO Identity Management project that drove the recent Identity Management product and integrator procurements just put out to bid through the US Department of Homeland Security’s (US DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Monitoring (CDM) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). Also developed the DOL OCIO’s Functional Requirements Document (FRD) for private, public, and hybrid cloud Common Operating Environment (COE) initiative to transform an earlier datacenter consolidation effort (DOL DCCI) using virtualization into a FedRAMP-compliant business model for the department in order to reign in cloud sprawl by various agencies procuring cloud services outside of the department’s formalized management goals.
  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise as the in-house expert for various commercial and government customer efforts, including development efforts for DoD DIA, DoD DISA, DOI USBR, DOL, DoS, HHS, and USDA.
Aug 2012Mar 2016

Chief Technical Officer

Clear Government Solutions, Inc.
  • Responsible for the development and management of a cloud computing platform to provide the U.S. Federal Government cloud computing services via a $5 Billion Dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) (see GSA's web site -, including all awarded lots of Cloud Storage (Lot 1), Virtual Machine (Lot 2), and Web Hosting (Lot 3).
  • Responsibilities include the development and assessment of a FedRAMP compliant System Security Plan (SSP) which aligns to the technical architecture and business processes required to achieve FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority To Operate (P-ATO) authorization, which was granted on October 20th, 2014. (See
  • Responsible for the architecture of the FedRAMP NIST Rev 3 to NIST Rev 4 transition, which includes application whitelisting, PKI infrastructure using SafeNet Hardware Security Modules (HSM), HSPD-12 PIV/CAC/CIV support using ActivIdentity, Identity Federation using RadiantLogc, and designing and implementing other security technologies including McAfee Network Security Platform with VMware NSX. Responsible for the transition to additional technologies include VMware vCloud Director 8, VMware vCenter 6, vRealize Operations (vROPS), and VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0.
  • Was part of a two-man team to develop for VMware, Inc., the VMware Product Applicability Guide (PAG) for FedRAMP 2.0, as well as a VMware, Inc. internally distributed document titled VMware Architectural Design Guide (ADG) for FedRAMP 2.0, which was based upon the VMware FedRAMP Reference Architecture built by VMware, Inc. and validated by CoalFire Systems, Inc.
Sep 2007Aug 2012

Senior Member of the Professional Staff

SRA International, Inc.
  • Technical Lead for SRA's Leveraged IT Services (LITS), providing architectural engineering for the deployment of Microsoft PKI Services, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2010, and Lync 2010 for the entire corporate infrastructure, providing IT support of over 7,900 employees, and 4,500 contractors.
  • Technical Lead for both the U.S. Army National Guard Bureau EOSS NOSC and the U.S. Army PEO EIS/PM P2E Enterprise Service Desk (AESD), acting in the capacity of the chief architect for the prime contractor on the AESD project, in coordination with the other prime and subcontractors on the project, with the responsibilities for the DoDAF referenced development of the NIPRnet-hosted virtualized private cloud infrastructure (Enterprise Support Management System (ESMS)) based upon VMware vSphere 4.x to host the development, test, and production environments for the toolsets used by both of the service desks including BMC Software's Remedy ITSM 7.6 and supporting platform components (such as ProAnalytics, BladeLogic, etc.), CA Unicenter, and NetCracker J2EE OSS Framework, which was fully compliant with DoD DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) in order to achieve Authority To Operate (ATO). Design elements of the ESMS virtualized private cloud infrastructure were also used by U.S. Army's Information Technology Agency (ITA) in the Pentagon to deploy ESMS on SIPRNet. Additionally, was managing a team of up to 12 subcontractors and interfaced with their management chain at one point on this effort.
  • Was involved with engineering and architecture tasks for SRA's Information Assurance Training Development team, implementing the virtualization of the entire development, quality assurance, and production environments utilizing VMware vSphere 4.x.
  • Was involved with engineering and architecture tasks for U.S. Department of Homeland Security's SCVAM First Responder Credential Verification (FRCV) demonstration project which was based upon Microsoft Identity LifeCycle Management Server 2007 (ILM 2007) and Active Directory for Application Management (ADAM), implementing virtualization of the development and product demonstration environments on both VMware Server and VMware ACE infrastructures.
  • Was involved with the development of various RFI and RFP documents (both IdM/IAM related and non-IdM/IAM related) to federal client agencies and organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Executive Office of The President.
  • Was involved with engineering and architecture tasks for U.S. Department of Justice's Justice Management Division (JMD) Justice Consolidated Office Network's (JCON) Enterprise-Wide Infrastructure Architecture (EIA) part of the JCOnext service delivery platform.
  • Performed several duties requiring various skill sets including diagnosing Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 metadirectory service synchronization issues with Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), which was used to synchronize both native Microsoft Exchange Server Global Address Lists (GAL) and other mail server platforms from various US DOJ components to other government agencies. Evaluated processes and benefits for migrating from Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 metadirectory service to Microsoft Identity LifeCycle Management Server (MILM/ILM) 2007 metadirectory service.
  • Responsible for development of the interim U.S. Department of Justice's Justice Management Division (JMD) Justice Consolidated Office Network's (JCON) Enterprise-Wide Infrastructure Architecture (EIA) Patching Solution utilizing Microsoft Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) to operate in a strict controlled secure environment. Researched and developed strategies for future EIA Patching Solution's requirements to implement NIST Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) based processes and tools for FISMA compliance.
  • Responsible for maintenance and development US DOJ EIA Lab environment including building Windows Server 2003 R2 development servers virtualized on a VMware Infrastructure 3.0 platform running on HP blade and rack servers utilizing dual and quad core 64-bit CPUs attached via iSCSI to Network Appliance (NetApp) storage with various Microsoft technologies such as Exchange 2007 Server and SQL 2005 Server. Was responsible for configuration management of both the USDOJ EIA Production and Lab environments.
Jun 2006Dec 2012

Infrastructure Architect (Part Time)

FIDO.GOV - Federal Interagency Databases Online
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and operations of a new security architecture front-ended with Cisco PIX Firewall Appliances, utilizing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, CentOS Linux (Red Hat Enterprise development fork-based OS), VMware vSphere 4.x and Symantec NetBackup which is designed to compartmentalize development and production functions, and improve fault tolerance on a series of rack-mounted blade servers co-allocated in a medium-security internet service exchange.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and operations of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system developed on the Asterisk/Trixbox CE platform which was designed to do data collection of alternative fuel use of government agency employees as mandated by executive order. First customer to use the system was the U.S. General Services Administration.
  • This site is provides hosting for several federal interagency database applications, including a project status database that requires every head of every federal agency or department to enter project status details weekly, which then produces a weekly report that is inspected by the President (POTUS), The White House staff and Congress.

See FIDO.GOV Support Team link at

Jan 2007Sep 2007

Head of Business Solutions Group

IceWarp, Inc.
  • Responsible for heading up the consulting services group of an internationally recognized mail server software developer.
  • Responsible for developing consulting services best practices, contracts, and business development for new and existing customers with emphasis on migration of internet service providers and enterprise customers from Microsoft Exchange Server and other mail platforms to IceWarp Merak Mail Server.
  • Responsible for creating new Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 infrastructure and network management to replace existing Windows 2000 insecure infrastructure.
  • Responsible for implementing new VPN and network infrastructure..
Sep 2006Dec 2006

Senior Network Consultant

Omicron Consulting, Inc.
  • Was a subcontractor for Microsoft Consulting Services, was responsible for designing and implementing Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 metadirectory service in a 22,000 employee client firm, which is one of the largest national sporting good retailers. Also tasked with designing and implementing a multi-factor challenge/response password reset process that replaced the Microsoft-provided MIIS 2003 Password Management service. 
  • Was responsible for designing an application availability and performance monitoring model which tracks over 250+ applications, for one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies.
Apr 2001Jul 2006

Business Support Services - Senior Analyst

Unisys Corporation
  • Was responsible for research and engineering support of new Microsoft and related technologies, which are targeted to the objective of developing high availability/scalability infrastructure design for both internal and customer-facing projects. Involved in technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Instant Messaging, Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005, and Oracle Internet Directory (OID).
  • Responsibilities also include providing third tier engineering support for the internal company multi-master Microsoft Windows Active Directory architecture comprised of 40,000 (approx.) workstations and 9,000 (approx.) servers, and was one of five enterprise administrators in the company, providing oversight and guidance to the four IT Theater organizations supporting North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Africa, & Middle East (EAME)..
Nov 1998Apr 2001

Software Engineer Manager 2

Unisys Corporation - World-Wide eNTerprise NT Services (WWENTS)
  • Was responsible for engineering support, system integration, and high availability/scalability infrastructure designed for both internal and external projects.
  • Responsibilities also included the development and management of Unisys's e-Zone demonstration systems and the Application Development Center of Excellence in Blue Bell, PA, which demonstrated Unisys product integration with Siebel eBusiness Customer Relations Management systems.
  • Was responsible for system maintenance and configuration of the Application Development Center of Excellence's ES7000 32-way server running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Datacenter Edition.
  • Was responsible for the development and demonstration of the world's largest biometrically-enhanced Windows 2000 Active Directory (50+/- Million Objects) for Unisys's Data Center of The Next Millennium demonstration at COMDEX/Fall 1999 in Las Vegas, NV (see
  • Presented a seminar to over 400 attendees on the topic of Deploying Windows 2000 Professional at COMDEX/Fall 1999 in Las Vegas, NV (see
  • Was responsible for the high availability/scalability infrastructure design and capacity planning for Unisys's e-@ction Community Helper/LocalLife seed project initially for the city of West Chester, PA (see, but to be deployed nationwide.
  • Was responsible for the initial consultation for Active Directory deployment by the Republic of France's Ministry of Finance.
  • Was primarily responsible for the integration of Unisys's e-@ction Customer Profitability Solution with Siebel eFinance 2000 Customer Relations Management system, for resale to client organizations.
  • Developed storage system performance benchmarking, and developed several whitepapers and presentation to developers on security technologies and other services and technologies provided within Microsoft Windows 2000.
  • Developed experience on Microsoft .NET technologies for the ability to support internal product development and integration.
Jun 1992Nov 1998

System Integrator

Network Management Associates

Developed and managed a consulting service providing infrastructure, system development, training and project management services to the following client firms:

  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • AMOCO Performance Products, Inc.
  • Bankers Trust Corporation
  • Bryson Associates (AON Corporation)
  • Crossroad Partners, Inc.
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Enterprise Information Systems, Inc.
  • Ethypharm Corporation
  • Exxon Corporation
  • Generation Dynamics, Inc.
  • Haden Associates
  • Herbalife
  • Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • Huls America, Inc.
  • IDDS, Inc.
  • Lautek Corporation
  • Marine Underwriters Agency, Inc.
  • Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Performance Capital Management, Ltd.
  • Prographarm International USA, Inc.
  • Rohm & Haas
  • Systems & Computer Technology Corporation
  • Tenax Corporation
  • The Tailored Computer, Inc.
  • Tudor Investment Corporation
  • U.S. Naval Aviation Supply Office
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • US WATS, Inc.
Nov 1990Jun 1992

Director of Technical Services

eXpert Systems Corporation
  • Partner in a Novell Authorized Local Area Network Dealership.
  • Provided services as the exclusive authorized trainer of Saber Software Corporation's Saber LAN Workstation for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey regions.
  • Responsibilities included customer site installation, support, product research, training, and application development.
  • Developed a seminar for FoxPro Programmers to increase performance in application development and execution. This seminar was nationally advertised in DataBased Advisor magazine.
Oct 1989Nov 1990

Senior Programmer / Analyst

Royal Bank of Canada - Treasury Division
  • Responsibilities included development of LAN Applications for Foreign Exchange and International Money Market Trading..
  • Also was responsible for the network management of an 8 Server Novell NetWare LAN.
Jun 1988Oct 1989

Developer - Chief Associate to Manager of Development

Syntrex, Inc.
  • Responsibilities included application development and LAN Installation and Support for client sites.
  • Developed a Case Management product for Conflict of Interest monitoring for Legal Firms. Developed database support for Optically-stored Document Management System (FRSB - File Retrieval & Storage Box).
Feb 1987Jun 1988

Director of Development

Productivity Software, Inc.

Headed the development and support for 'PRD+', a keyboard macro product used for executive secretaries and stenographers. This product was national retailed. The product was the first true automation of alphabetic stenography.

Apr 1986Feb 1987


I/O Designs, Inc.

Developed a four-color separation print utility for the Apple Macintosh for worldwide sales. This product was national retailed. Product was used to generate the first full-color desktop-published comic book in the world (Shatter by Michael Saenz - Dark Horse Comics).

May 1984Apr 1986


RCA Government Services, Inc.

Responsibilities included application development for automation of the local county Job Training and Placement Act (JTPA) and Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA).program in conjunction with the Monmouth County, NJ's and Ocean County, NJ's Private Industry Councils.





ITIL v3 Core Foundation Certified


VMware Certified Professional (VCP4)

VMware, Inc.

Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS)

Microsoft Corporation
Jan 2005Present

Six Sigma Green Belt

Unisys Corporation - Unisys University
Jan 2004Present

Six Sigma White Belt

Unisys Corporation - Unisys University
Jan 2001Present

Certified Siebel CRM Consultant

Siebel Corporation
Jan 2001Present

Certified Siebel eBusiness Application Integrator

Siebel Corporation
Jan 1995Present

Certified Saber Network Instructor (CSNI)

Saber Software Corporation
Jan 1994Present

Certified Saber Network Administrator (CSNA)

Saber Software Corporation
Jan 1994Present

Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE)

Novell, Inc.
Jan 1996Present

SalesLogix Business Partner - Enterprise Leve

SalesLogix, Inc.
Jan 1996Present

Certified SmartSales Implementer

SmartSales, Inc.
Jan 1994Present

3COM 3Wizard Network Technician

3COM Corporation
Jan 1997Present

Certified CASAHL Replic-Action Implementer

CASAHL Technology, Inc,
Jan 1993Present

Certified AT&T UNIX Systems Support Engineer

Jan 1995Present

Certified AlphaCom Wireless Internet Distributor

Alphacom Wireless


Jun 1976Aug 1977


Trenton State College

Advanced Computer Architecture, Compiler Development & Lexical Analysis, Set Theory Mathematics.

Awards and Honors

SRA International, Inc. - Project of the Year Award - 2010
UNISYS Corporation - Achievement Award for Excellence - December 2000
UNISYS Corporation - Achievement Award for Excellence - November 1999
LANDA - Local Area Network Dealer's Association - Certificate of Appreciation

Clubs and Organizations

IODD - Institute of Database Developers -
FoxPro Users Group of Greater Philadelphia
NetWare Users International Group of Philadelphia
LANDA - Local Area Network Dealer's Association
ABCD - Association of Business Computer Dealers
ACM - The Association of Computing Machinery


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Pending



  • Intel/Wintel Platforms - 2-way to 32-way Servers (32-bit & 64-bit Processors) including Unisys, Dell, HP, IBM rack and blade servers
  • Apple (6502/68000/PowerPC)
  • AT&T 3Bx UNIX
  • NCR Tower Series


  • Layer 2 and 3 Switches - Cisco, Dell, HP 
  • Firewalls - Barracuda, Cisco, Juniper
  • VPNs - Barracuda, CheckPoint, Cisco, Juniper, SonicWall
  • Fiber Channel Switches - Brocade


  • HP StorageWorks EVA
  • Dell EqualLogic
  • NetApp
  • EMC Symmetrix & Clarion
  • Microsoft Storage Server
  • QNAP

Operating Systems

  • All Microsoft OS Platforms - including legacy Windows & DOS versions.
  • Many current Linux Distributions with emphasis on Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS.
  • Intel XENIX
  • Apple A/UX


  • VMware vSphere ESXi 6.x/5.x/4.x
  • VMware Product Line including Workstation, Server, ACE
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • VMware ThinApp (aka Thinstall)
  • Microsoft SoftGrid
  • Oracle VirtualBox

Network Operating Systems

  • Novell NetWare 4.x, 3.x, 2.x & Novell NetWare SFT III
  • Novell UnixWare
  • Banyan VINES
  • IBM LAN Manager
  • AppleShare
  • LANtastic
  • 3COM 3Open+

Applications - Development Languages

  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro / Clipper / Other dBase/xBase
  • HTML
  • Scripting - PowerShell/WSH/KiXTART
  • Microsoft Access

Internet & Database Services

  • Microsoft Identity LifeCycle Management Server (MILM / ILM)
  • Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Servers
  • Microsoft UAG/TMG/ISA Servers
  • Microsoft Live Communications Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • IceWarp Mail Server
  • Lotus Notes 5.x & Lotus Notes Domino 4.x

Network Management Services

  • Symantec Antivirus
  • NetIQ
  • Microsoft System Configuration Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Microsoft System Configuration Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Microsoft System Management Server (SMS)
  • HP OpenView & HP OVIS
  • OpenNMS

Customer Relations Management / Sales Force Automation

  • ACT for DOS, Windows, and Lotus Notes
  • GoldMine
  • Microsoft CRM
  • MultiActive Maximizer
  • MFJ OverQuota
  • Onyx
  • Pivotal
  • SalesLogix / SupportLogix
  • Siebel eBusiness
  • SmartSales
  • SugarCRM
  • TeleMagic

Service Desk

  • BMC Remedy ITSM
  • HEAT
  • Microsoft CRM
  • Microsoft SCSM

Computer Disciplines

  • Async / Sync Communications (Data, FAX, and Voice)
  • LAN/MAN/WAN Integration (ISDN, T1/T3, DDS 56K, Frame Relay, ATM)
  • Network Routers, Bridges, MUXs, CSU/DSUs, and Channel Banks, and Ethernet Switches
  • Wireless Network Communications (802.11x/WiFi, 802.16n/WiMAX, CDPD, Cellular, Laser, Broadband Spread Spectrum, VSAT)
  • Data Security and Auditing
  • VoIP/PBX Technologies (Digium Asterisk/Fonality Trixbox CE/Pro, SIPfoundry)
  • Computer Telephony Integration - TAPI / TSAPI (AT&T, ComDial, InterTel, Mitel, and Telrad)
  • Interactive Voice Response Systems (Dialogic / Rhetorix / NMS)
  • Site Access Security (Northern / Westinghouse / Corby / Hirsch)
  • Network Communications (TCPI/IP / IPX / NetBUEI / SNA / SDLC)
  • Electronic Mail & Communication Gateways (MAPI, VIM, MHS, X.500, X.400, SMTP/POP3, SNADS)(NASI, Int 14, IBM 3270, IBM 5250, IBM SAA, X Server)
  • Web Server Development (NetObjects Fusion, NetObjects ScriptBuilder & Microsoft FrontPage)
  • Multimedia & Audio-Video Systems (IPTV)
  • Videoconferencing Systems

Vertical Markets Knowledge

  • Accounting
  • Banking/Trading
  • Data Conversion & Cleanup (Normalization and Modeling)
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Internet Commerce
  • Legal
  • Point-Of-Sale
  • Customer Relations Management (CRM)
  • Sales Force Automation (SFA)
  • Telephony