Technog, inc.

            Preparedness, Communications and Technology Innovation

 
Biography

Bill began his career in 1972 when he joined the US ARMY (very low draft number) and served for three years in an active duty capacity. During this time, he was afforded the opportunity to visit various countries in Far East Asia. After leaving active duty, he started his college career and joined the US ARMY Active Reserves serving with the 2nd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 1981, he left the Reserves and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Computer Science (now called Computer Engineering) from the College of Electrical Engineering.

His first job was with Texas Instruments (TI) as a Member of the Technical Staff. In this position, he primarily focused on digital communication technologies. After leaving TI, his path took him to Zilog in Santa Clara, California, Dallas Semiconductor in Addison, Texas, and Marimba in Mountain View, California. In between these major players, he started multiple successful small technology companies. One of these companies, Data Controls, designed and manufactured hand-held protocol analyzers for serial communication links and was later acquired by a much larger firm in Addison, Texas.

As networking technologies began to emerge, Bill became a certified Novell Master CNE and Instructor, Microsoft MCSE and Trainer (MCT), Sun Microsystems Administrator, and held multiple other industry certifications. He developed his own courses in programming languages and operating systems (C++, Linux, and Java) which he taught both commercially and at the college level.

In 2008, he saw the growing need for security professionals within the technology community and earned his Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certifications.

During his career he also became an internationally published technology author with both books and magazine articles. He has written for McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, and Circuit Cellar Ink. Additionally, he holds eight (8) US Patents in the Semiconductor industry for innovative circuit designs.

In 2010 (at the age of 55), he was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to establish and manage the Wireless Information Assurance Program (WIAP) in Washington, DC. He established the Signals Security (SIGSEC) program under the WIAP and has worked in securing all forms of communication systems ranging from High Frequency (HF) to commercially available technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communications, etc.  He has been an active member in the crafting of national and agency level guidance and policies pertaining to “wireless” communications. He has worked with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), and various other entities in this capacity. He has had the pleasure of working within the Intelligence Community and has worked with both domestic and international partners. Within his duties, he has been a member of the Emergency Relocation Group (ERG) relating to Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) for federal agencies. In this capacity he has served as an alternate Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager for the FBI. He entered federal service at the GS-15 level through an Executive Appointment and is looking forward to his upcoming retirement so as to return to the private sector.

Bill is also an active Amateur Radio operator (HAM) and holds a FCC Amateur Extra class license. He is active within his local ARES group, both Navy/Marine Corps and ARMY Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS), and various other organizations in the support of emergency communications. He is also an active “prepper” and believes in being prepared for any local, regional, or national emergency. He is a practicing Christian and believes in the Power and Love of Jesus Christ!

In 2013, Bill was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had to have one of his kidneys removed. He recovered from the surgery and is a Cancer Survivor. He spends his working time between FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC and the Engineering Research Facility (ERF) located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.