Fred Ruonavar

Chief, Mission Assurance Branch
DISA/DoDIN Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program
Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Fred Ruonavar is currently the Chief DISA Mission Assurance and DISA/DoDIN Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program, Cyber Operations Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. His roles and responsibilities include lead for DISA and DoD Information Network (DoDIN) Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program reporting to OSD (Mission Assurance); technical advisor on matters involving ongoing programs and organizational structures; evaluating deliberate and contingency plans and policies for use by Department of Defense employees in the development of information technology criteria; and Mission Assurance programs and plans. He is the lead for the Agency’s Combat Support feasibility planning, providing managerial and supervisory oversight to the DISA supplemental requirements in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom Sentinel, and other contingency operations in the Global War on Terrorism. He is the subject matter expert for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Defense, providing his expertise to the National Security Council, DoD CIO, OSD Policy, and OSD Cyber. He also provides strategic planning for Agency participation in annual COCOM Tier 1-level exercises as well as spear heading initiatives to implement standards, methodologies, and strategies that ensure the agency’s mission of providing world-class service to the warfighter.

The presentation will deal with how technological advances have changed the conduct of warfare, showing where we are today, how we got here, and how technology will continue to dramatically change existing paradigms in warfare.