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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 (IIC).  He serves as the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Chief Technology Officer (CTO), stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.  He is a Certified System Engineering Professional (CSEP) by the International Council on Systems Engineering and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)².  As part of the AFLCMC Engineering Directorate, he focuses on transition of technology from the Air Force Research Labs, other Military Departments and Federal agencies, and many technology providers to warfighter systems.  He is a vocal supporter of data center consolidation and secure commodity cloud technologies.

He is a leader on efforts that promote and form “private-public partnerships”.  These partnerships foster leveraging of resources maximizing delivery to the warfighter and taxpayer.  In his CTO role, he formed all Hanscom Innovation and Collaboration Board and serves as Chairman, composed of Hanscom, state government, other DoD installations, and partners.  The board works to support technical innovations supporting Air Force capabilities while also enhancing the regional economy.  He is a strong advocate for non-traditional and small businesses that lean forward and are supporter to applying and developing creative solutions.  He has developed precedent setting Educational Partnership Agreement (EPAs) and also many Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with industry.  For this and other accomplishments, he was chosen 2015 International Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).  


He is the Air Force Command and Control (C2) Authorizing Official (AO). Using his AO authority (formerly referred to as Designated Accreditation Authority (DAA)) to approve cyber security solutions for warfighter use.  He has a track record of proven agility and speed in moving capabilities to the field.  Recognizing the value of open technology and the ability to assemble capabilities rapidly from information services, he is a pioneer of software only assessments with DoD-wide reciprocity.  He is also the Rapid Cyber Acquisition AO in particular, supporting early systems engineering, developmental planning and exercises/demonstrations of capability development and delivery understanding threats and vulnerabilities to make balanced risk decisions.

He gained system development experience in multiple IT companies. In March 1994, he co-founded Paradigm Technologies, Inc., an industry partner focused on the application of technologies in creative ways for multiple agencies and commercial enterprises, which he managed with partners until divesting in 2007.  Prior, he was a recognized pioneer in network-based services, open systems and open technology development, and Posix security standards.  With his extensive expertise of modeling, simulation and analysis technologies, he is credited for development of the DoD high-level architecture (HLA) as Air Force lead with extensive experience leading government and industry partners to advanced interoperable federated solutions.

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, Mass.

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 June 2016)