Mr. Ford has more than 28 years of experience in project management, network security, telecommunications, systems integration, technical training, LAN/WAN design/installation/support, technical training and end-user support. The technical experience consists of systems integration, turnkey systems design/development/installation, network engineering, hardware/software installation/testing, and prototype development.
Management/business development experience includes management of CPFF, T&M, and FFP contracts along with proposal and presentation development.
Mr. Ford has been providing network engineering and proposal development support for the following clients: Unisys, Century Planning Associates, Alliance Insurance, Quality Technology, Planning Research Corporation, Keen Technology Consultants, and Public Technology, Inc. Engineering support includes network, firewall installation/support, network design/implementation, maintenance, system administration, and second/third level engineering trouble support.
Mr. Ford is providing network design, equipment (hardware/software) specification, procurement support, system installation/integration, disaster recovery, network security, system administration and management support to various clients. He is also providing technical proposal support (writing, Red/Gold/Purple team reviews)) to clients on Federal procurement efforts.
Mr. Ford provided network-engineering support to PRC and Unisys on the DOJ/AFMS Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS) project from 1995 – 2006. He performed the following functions: Installed and maintained all firewalls; provided support for all C&A activities (penetration tests, network scans, documentation), performed network vulnerability scans, installed Windows-based LANs, installed/configured Cisco routers, installed/configured DSUs, designed/implemented TCP/IP and SNA WAN connectivity, setup VPNs, completed network traffic analysis, designed/configured the custom CATS desktops, served as the email and TACACS administrator, performed system administration tasks on Windows, Linux, and Solaris machines, provided desktop, application, and end-user support, provided technical training, and second/third level engineering trouble support.
On the DOJ/AFMS CATS contract, Mr. Ford was also responsible for the successful transition of the CATS systems from the US Treasury network to the DOJ network in 2000. He was also responsible for the successful network transition of CATS user agencies from the mainframe environment to a client-server environment in 2005. He also served as the AFMS engineering contact with all CATS user agencies.