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DR. TIM RUDOLPH

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Tim Rudolph is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He is the Air Force-wide Technical Advisor, Integrated Information Capability.  He serves as the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Chief Technology Officer, stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He is a Certified System Engineering Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. As part of the AFLCMC Engineering Directorate, he focuses on transition of industry, lab, academia, and other partner information technologies into warfighter capabilities, for example leveraging secure commodity cloud technologies.

As the Air Force Command and Control Authorizing Official, formerly referred to as Designated Accreditation Authority, and the Rapid Cyber Acquisition AO, he authorizes warfighter systems to operate securely, understanding the important balance of threats, vulnerabilities, and mission imperatives to make informed risk decisions. Combining open technology and the ability to quickly assemble composable information services, he spearheads DoD-wide information assurance reciprocity and the use of software only assessments.  


Gaining system development experience in multiple technology companies, in March 1994 he co-founded Paradigm Technologies, Inc., an industry partner focused on the application of existing technologies in creative ways for multiple agencies and commercial enterprises.  He managed PTI with partners until divesting in 2007.  He is a recognized as pioneer in network-based services, open technology development, and portable operating system interfaces. With extensive expertise in modeling, simulation and analysis, he is credited as a principle developer of the DoD high-level architecture.


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2007 Certified System Engineering Professional (CSEP), International Council on Systems Engineering, through 2019+

2010 Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering Level III

2013 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²


EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), International Strategic Studies, university/departmental highest honors, computer engineering thesis developed a new computer language FGRAF, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

1994 MS degree, Administration: Technology and Innovation, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
2008 Air Force Senior Executive Warfighter Perspective Seminar, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 



CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1984 - 1986, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Unisys/Systems Development Corporation, Cambridge, Mass.
2. 1987 - 1991, Test and Project Manager, RJO Enterprises, Lanham, Md.
3. 1991 - 1994, Command Decision Systems Program Manager, Science Applications Corporation International, Cambridge, Mass.
4. 1994 - 2008, Founder and Vice President, Paradigm Technologies, Inc., Bedford, Mass.
5. January 2008 - present, Technical Adviser, Air Force Integrated Information Capabilities, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Air Force Association
Association of Old Crows
National Defense Industrial Association

(Current as of July 2016)