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Tim Braithwaite

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Timothy Braithwaite has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of automated information processing and communications. He is currently Deputy Director of Strategic Programs at the Center for Information Assurance of Titan Corporation. Before joining Titan Corporation, Mr. Braithwaite managed most aspects of information technology including data and communications centers, software development projects, strategic planning and budget organizations, system security programs, and quality improvement initiatives. His pioneering work in computer systems and communications security while with the Department of Defense resulted in his selection to be the first Systems Security Officer for the Social Security Administration in 1980. After developing security policy and establishing a nation-wide network of regional security officers, he directed the risk assessment of all payment systems for the agency. In 1982, Mr. Braithwaite assumed the duties of Deputy Director, Systems Planning and Control of the SSA, where he performed substantive reviews of all major acquisitions for the Associate Commissioner for Systems and, through a facilitation process, personally led the development of the first Strategic Systems Plan for the Administration. In 1984, he became Director of Information and Communication Services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms at the Department of Treasury. In the private sector, Mr. Braithwaite worked in senior technical and business development positions for SAGE Federal Systems, a software development company; Validity Corporation, a testing and independent validation and verification company; and J.G. Van Dyke & Associates where he was Director: Y2k Testing Services. Tim was recruited to join Titan/AverStar Corporation in December 1999 to assist in establishing and growing the company's Information Assurance (IA) practice.
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