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Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday

Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday
U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command &
Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology (C4IT)
U.S. Coast Guard


Rear Admiral Lunday commands Coast Guard Cyber Command and also serves as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT).

As Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, he is responsible for delivering effects in and through cyberspace to operate and defend Coast Guard networks, enable Coast Guard operations and protect the maritime transportation system. As the Assistant Commandant for C4IT, he is responsible for the management and oversight of all Coast Guard C4IT operational, business, and infrastructure assets.

From June 2014 to July 2016 Rear Admiral Lunday served as the Director of Exercises and Training (J7), U.S. Cyber Command where he was responsible for joint training of the Cyber Mission Force and delivery of a trained and ready cyberspace forces for the Department of Defense.

He served as the Executive Assistant to the 24th Commandant from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic. Rear Admiral Lunday has also served in a variety of legal, intelligence and operational assignments in the Coast Guard, including command afloat and ashore.

Rear Admiral Lunday is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and a graduate of the Naval War College (College of Command and Staff). He holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

He is Judge Advocate and licensed to practice law in Virginia and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Individual military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (4) with Operational Distinguishing Device and Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2) with Operational Distinguishing Device. He is the recipient of the 2004 U.S. Intelligence Community National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction. He is also the recipient of the 2005 American Bar Association SCAFL Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award.
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SES Thomas P. Michelli

SES Thomas P.  Michelli SES Thomas P. Michelli
Acting Principal Deputy CIO DOD
U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Thomas P. Michelli currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Deputy Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT) for the U. S. Coast Guard. In this capacity, Mr. Michelli guides the development of C4IT and cybersecurity strategic policy and governance. He oversees the acquisition, design, engineering, operation, maintenance and recapitalization of the Coast Guard’s $1.5 billion C4IT infrastructure.

Mr. Michelli started his career of government service in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1984 after graduating from Franklin University and commissioning from the Ohio State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Colonel.

In the private sector, Mr. Michelli served as Director of International IT Operations, and Director and Chief Information Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa at the global commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. He also served as Chief Technology Officer, Army Business Unit at General Dynamics Information Technology.

In 2006, Mr. Michelli transitioned to government service as Chief, Information Operations Division for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He subsequently joined the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in several senior leadership roles including the DLA’s first Director of Intelligence. He ultimately was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010 and served as DLA’s Executive Director of Enterprise Solutions, J64. Following DLA he was the Chief Information Officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, DC and then Deputy Assistant Commandant for C4IT & Deputy CIO for the U.S. Coast Guard.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.

His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and other meritorious decorations.
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SES Brian P. Burns

SES Brian P. Burns SES Brian P. Burns
Acting CIO &
Acting Deputy Assistant Commandant for C4IT
U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Brian P. Burns serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Burns started his Federal service in 1997 as member of the Senior Executive Service with more than 13 years of commercial information management, technology and product development experience. He served in several information management, technology, and cyberspace Deputy Assistant Secretary, CIO, Deputy CIO or other senior executive positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs; Department of Defense; Department of the Air Force; Department of the Navy; Department of Education; Department of the Interior; Department of Health and Human Services; and the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service.

In the course of his career, Mr. Burns has received numerous awards and citations, most notably the Department of the Air Force Award for Meritorious Civilian Service, E-Gov Technology Leadership Award, 2005 Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Award, Federal CIO Council Showcase of Excellence Award, and the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service.

Mr. Burns graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Arts degree in psychology for human factors engineering from George Mason University.
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CIV Barbara Whitelaw

CIV Barbara Whitelaw CIV Barbara Whitelaw
Acting DCIO &
Director of Staff
U.S. Coast Guard


Barbara Whitelaw joined CG-6 as the Chief of the Office of Enterprise Performance Management in 2015. She is currently acting as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Director of Staff for CG-6.

Ms. Whitelaw has served the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2007. Before joining CG-6, she was Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, DHS Headquarters. In this capacity, she was the principal advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy CIO, with responsibilities for budget, acquisitions, strategic communications, human resources, and support programs. While in this position, she led the development of the Department’s IT Strategic Plan (2015-2018) and implemented the IT Career Path professional development plan.

Previously, she served as Chief of Staff, Human Capital Business Systems, Office of Chief Human Capital Officer. In this capacity, Ms. Whitelaw managed all business aspects of staffing, and strategic communication and served as an advisor to the executive director for policy, projects, and initiatives. Her accomplishments included leading the Human Capital Segment Architecture project, which won the Excellence in Enterprise Architecture Award for 2011 in the category of Leadership in Government Transformation Using Enterprise Architecture. Ms. Whitelaw also led the development of the DHS Human Capital Strategic Plan and the compilation of the first robust Human Resources Information Technology (HRIT) systems inventory, which furthered HRIT Portfolio Management efforts. In addition, Ms. Whitelaw collaborated with the Chief Learning Officer to create and manage the DHS University, a Department-wide academic program for GS 13-15s.

Before joining DHS, Ms. Whitelaw served at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she wrote congressional testimony for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, tracked legislation, and advised on fiscal and policy matters for the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology. She also served as a policy analyst for the U.S. Farm Credit Administration, performing governance and regulatory analysis on corporate applications.

Ms. Whitelaw is PMP certified and is an alumnus of the Presidential Management Fellows Program and a former Peace Corps Volunteer. She is a California native and received her Master’s degree from the University of California, Davis. In her free time, she enjoys motorcycling, gardening, leading her Girl Scout Troop, and officiating local and national level bicycle races as a race official with USA Cycling.
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