Mr. Devera is the Government Engineer for the Web Content Filter (WCF) and Enterprise Break and Inspect (EBI Programs under the Internet Protection Branch (ID51) within the Cyber Development Directorate in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The WCF system is designed to manage NIPRNet originated client web traffic that traverses the NIPRNet/Internet boundary. WCF provides DoD positive control of all web content that enters the NIPRNet from the Internet. EBI, a component of the WCF program, is a hardware-software system focused specifically on NIPRNet initiated sessions to the Internet using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol for HTTPS web traffic.
Previous to his assignment to the Internet Protection Branch, Mr. Devera was the Lead Engineer for the IT Standards Engineering Branch in DISA’s Enterprise Engineering Directorate (EE). He was a Computer Scientist for the Software Engineering Center (SEC), U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) in Fort Monmouth, NJ. Mr. Devera began his career in 1988 after enlisting in the United States Navy in Subic Naval Base, Philippines. Serving as a Personnelman onboard the USS MERRILL (DD-976), he was deployed to the Persian Gulf War during Desert Shield (1990) and Desert Storm (1991). Mr. Devera departed the Navy in 1995 and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ. While in CECOM, he successfully completed his Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, from Monmouth University, NJ