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RICHARD E. KUTTER

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Richard E. “Rich” Kutter, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems and Software, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Kutter serves as a national/international authority in embedded (air system) computer systems and software, providing technical direction and oversight in these areas for the Air Force. He provides advice and guidance to the highest Air Force and government officials as well as to multiple nationally important aerospace weapon system programs.

Mr. Kutter joined federal service in 2000 as an electronics engineer assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and led computer and network security initiatives in the Directorate. Since then, he has held numerous technical and leadership positions in the field of cyber security, computer network security and software protection across the Air Force Research Laboratory and has led and supported initiatives across the Air Force, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.

In his previous position, Mr. Kutter served as the liaison between the Air Force Research Laboratory Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation Branch and the Air Force Acquisition and Test communities, advising acquisition programs and test programs on cyber security issues. In this capacity, he also directly supported the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center via participation with the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
1998 Master of Science in electrical engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

CAREER CHRONOLOGY

1. May 1998 – December 2000, UNIX and Network Security Team Lead, Veridian Corporation, Dayton, Ohio
2. December 2000 – February 2002, Information Systems Security Officer and Deputy Corporate Information Technology Officer, Operations Support Branch, Integration and Operations Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. February 2002 – August 2004, Director of Information Assurance and CITO, Corporate Information Office and Headquarters Support Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 2004 – February 2006, Directorate Corporate Information Officer, Integration and Operations Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. February 2006 – January 2008, Deployment Team Lead, Anti-Tamper Software Protection Initiative Technology Office, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. February 2008 – May 2009, Assessment Science Team Lead, Anti-Tamper Software Protection Initiative Technology Office, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. May 2009 – October 2010, Program Lead for Endpoint Security, Anti-Tamper Software Protection Initiative Technology Office, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. November 2010 – August 2012, Program Lead for Endpoint Security, Anti-Tamper Software Protection Initiative Branch, Integrated Electronic and Net-Centric Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. August 2012 – October 2014, Avionics Cyber Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Technical Area Lead, Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation Branch, Spectrum Warfare Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. October 2014 – February 2018, Liaison to Acquisition and Test Communities, Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation Branch, Spectrum Warfare Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. March 2018 – present, Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems and Software, Engineering Directorate, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 External Mission Support Team Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2015 Senior Civilian Scientific/Engineering Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2015 Director’s Cup Team Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2014 Veiled Team Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2013 Innovation Award, AFRL
2011 External Mission Support Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2010 DoD Chief Information Officer – Cyber Innovation Award, DoD CIO
2010 Federal Computer Week FED 100
2010 (ISC)2 Government Information Security Leadership Award
2010 Government Computer News Cyber Security Innovation Award Winner

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Societies

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III, Engineering
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III, Science and Technology Management
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level II, Information Technology
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level I, Program Management

(Current as of May 2018)

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