Christopher Riley is a program manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency's Development and Business Center (DBC). Within his program management portfolio are both the Systems Engineering, Technology, & Innovation (SETI) contract vehicle and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. In these roles, he provides program management, engineering, and acquisition expertise to Agency requirement owners and to DISA mission partners that seek to leverage DISA's contracting capabilities.
In his first position at DISA, he served as a cyber-security engineer managing DISA's Public Key Infrastructure/Enablement program that was responsible for the development and operations of the DoD's cryptography infrastructure. Before taking an active program management role in the acquisitions world at DISA, he served as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) where he lead the efforts to deploy unified communications, the first instantiation of Voice-over-IP (VOIP), a modernized Microsoft Exchange infrastructure, the roll-out of the next generation of Microsoft operating systems in a nomadic mobile environment, and the implementation of Common Access Card (CAC) authentication mechanisms in the DoD when the majority of the Department was still using user names and passwords.
Additionally, he served as an Information Assurance Manager for multiple other agencies prior to his onboarding to DISA; to include, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the US Census Bureau. He also has experience in Industry from his years spent as an Information Security professional at BearingPoint, Inc. He has a Master of Science from the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering at George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science in Information Management & Technology from Syracuse University, and a Masters Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership from Villanova University.