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Kenneth Flowers Jr.

Chief Technology Officer
National Guard Bureau


Mr. Kenneth Flowers Jr. serves as the National Guard Bureau Chief Technology Officer. In this position he is the principal technical and resource advisor for the NGB CIO/J6, where he drives technological innovation and advancement. His primary responsibilities include creating a cohesive technical roadmap for enterprise IT across the National Guard, ensuring that all technical implementations within the Bureau and the 54 States, Territories, and District of Columbia are aligned and coordinated for effective execution. In 2024, Mr. Flowers played a significant role in the development of the Department of Defense (DoD) Fulcrum Digital Modernization Strategy, pivotal strategies for digital transformation within the DoD, as a member of the working group, advocating for National Guard equities.

In addition, Mr. Flowers leads the organization's efforts in engaging with industry by identifying, vetting, and advocating for advanced technological solutions to bolster the National Guard's unique mission. He serves as an expert technical and program resource advisor to the organization regarding the status, efficiency, and effectiveness of a broad range of programs, and establishing policies and procedures.

Previously, Mr. Flowers led both the Strategy and Governance Branch and the Capital Planning and RMF Branch of the NGB CIO/J6. In these roles, he was responsible for developing and executing strategies related to Share Situational Awareness, Mission Partner Environment, and other Department of Defense-spearheaded IT programs. His expertise in enterprise architecture methodology, IT portfolio management, and national-level policies ensured the effective rollout of advanced IT solutions, such as the Bring Your Own Approved Device initiative. Additionally, Mr. Flowers supervised teams overseeing the NGB Joint Staff IT Investment Process and Cyber Security requirements, managing the NGB Cybersecurity and Portfolio Management programs. His role included providing expert analysis and consultation to NGB staff and Bureau executives on Federal laws, statutes, and regulations.

Mr. Flowers 15 years of experience also include the private sector, where he served as a consultant for several defense organizations. He provided critical support to various military and defense clients in this capacity, focusing on information system accreditation efforts, infrastructure modernization, and enterprise architecture development. His comprehensive understanding of industry best practices and cutting-edge technologies allowed him to deliver innovative solutions that enhanced his clients' operational capabilities and strategic readiness.

Mr. Flowers completed his undergraduate degree at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication and holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Information and Cyberspace Studies from the National Defense University. He was a part of the first DoD Chief Information Security Officer cohort held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds several industry certifications, including the Certified Chief Information Security Officer.


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