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Duncan Carter

Chief, DMZ Protection Branch
Defense Information Systems Agency


Mr. Carter is the Chief of the DMZ Protection Branch within the Cyber Development Directorate in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The DMZ Protection Branch is responsible for the development and deployment of specialized gateways that are implemented utilizing a defense-in-depth approach for the unclassified and classified network boundaries which provides for a secure and collaborative environment in support of DoD missions. These gateways are comprised of critical components of the cybersecurity architecture and are positioned to protect and enhance the security posture of the DoDIN.

In this capacity, he has oversight of a portfolio of programs to include the Enterprise Email Security Gateway (EEMSG), Zero Day Network Defense - Email (ZND-E), Domain Name Service (DNS), SIPRNet Releasable Demilitarized (SIPR REL DMZ), SIPRNet Federal Demilitarized Zone (SIPR FED DMZ), NIPRNet Federated Gateway (NFG), and the Whitelist. Mr. Carter and his team provides programmatic and engineering support throughout the full lifecycle of the program from requirements, acquisition, design, development, integration, and transition to operations.

Prior to assuming the role of Chief in the DMZ Protection Branch, Mr. Carter was the Program Manager for the SIPRNet Releasable Demilitarized Zone (SIPR REL DMZ) and the SIPRNet Federal Demilitarized Zone (SIPR FED DMZ) from 2011 - 2018. In this role, he was responsible for the sharing and collaboration of classified defense and intelligence information with our FVEY coalition and Non-DoD Federal mission partners that support real world operations.

Mr. Carter previously was the Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) team lead for the SIPRNet & NIPRNet Service Management Office node relocation effort, the team lead for SIPRNet & NIPRNet Communication Servers program and also supported the IPsonar SIPRNet network mapping project from 2007 - 2011. In these roles, he was responsible for coordinating circuit rehoming for over 300 circuits due to relocation projects and also led a team to support SIPRNet dial up via Secure Telephone Equipment (STE).

Mr. Carter began his career with DISA in 2004 through the intern program and graduated from the program in 2007. While in the intern program Mr. Carter obtained technical, leadership and interpersonal skills through core programs, classroom training, on the job experience and rotational assignments. Prior to entering federal service in 2004, Mr. Carter was a Sr. Circuit Design Engineer responsible for provisioning telecommunication circuits for UUNET Technologies.

Mr. Carter attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where he received a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and a Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Forensics and Security in 2008.


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