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Tim Weichel

TECHNICAL MANAGER AND ENGINEER

Tim has over 34 years’ experience in systems engineering, design, systems integration, cyber security, project, business, service management and active military. He has effectively supported a wide variety of customers from the intelligence community, government entities, Department of Defense (DoD), educational institutions, commercial ventures, and non-profit organizations. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and support of numerous highly secure accredited systems with a high level of customer satisfaction.

Core Strengths: Program/Project Management ■ Cyber Security ■ Training ■ Systems Integration Communications/Networking ■ Technical Writing/Publishing ■ Compliance ■ Risk Mitigation ■ Research/Development ■ Government Cryptographic Systems ■ Technical Due Diligence ■ Sales/Marketing ■ Identity Management

NOTABLE PROJECTS

  • Co-founder, Chief Architect, and CTO of Impervious Technologies, a commercial cyber security company.
  • Served (2012-15) as the Motion Imagery (MI) distribution and video quality systems engineer in support of the National Geospatial Agency’s (NGA) multi-service/agency/nation Enterprise Challenge (EC) intelligence integration/evaluation event to include supporting Limited Objective Events (LOE’s). This support resulted in a significant increase in reliability and quality of video support the event.
  • Served as the chief architect of the Metis Matrix Communicator (Metis Switch), designing a high-speed and scaleable data/knowledge management communications system with numerous protection level accreditations. Led the project from inception to completion, successfully delivering the system to various key entities, including the US Air Force, the Pentagon, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center’s Tactical Engineering Analysis Lab (TEAL); created an 80-hour training program.
  • Functioned as the Global Hawk network administrator for SPAWAR Systems Center in San Diego.
  • Directed exercise and real-time operational networking support for the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program office, supplying networking and security designs.
  • Created and designed the Naval Special Warfare Information Exchange Subsystem (NSWIXS), a network-based communications system that incorporated tactical and strategic special warfare communications; received a Naval Achievement Medal for efforts during Tandem Thrust 95.
  • Designed and developed a secure controlled interface (CI) one-way transfer system to migrate data from lower-classified networks to higher-classified networks for DoD and agency customers, which received numerous Director of Central Intelligence Directive 6/3 Protection Level 4 certifications.
  • Served nearly 12 years as a U.S. Navy Qualified Submariner and Special Forces Communicator.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRESSION

Tim Weichel Consulting

1996 – Present
Owner

  •  Professional Consulting Services

Impervious Technologies, LLC

Aug 2017 – Sep 2019
Chief Architect/CTO

  • Impervious Technologies provides affordable cyber products, consulting services and solutions for small & medium sized businesses (SMB)Co-founder of Impervious Technologies.
  • Responsible for the technical vision, concepts and their successful implementation. Developed an SMB cyber security framework to reduce the complexity of cyber security for decision makers. Managed all technical aspects of the business process and infrastructure development, training, and support. Responsibilities include integrating service support, collaboration, communication and cyber services to effect positive business outcomes. (https://impervioustech.com)
  • Developed relationships with over 30 service and technology providers to support SMB customers.
    Developed a threat hunting service capability to include tracking and reporting risks on an ongoing basis. Reporting included endpoint and network traffic analysis of customer networks.
  • Developed and hosted regular internal technical trainings and customer facing webinars to promote empowerment and education of cyber security concepts, business processes, and best practices.

WiSC Enterprises, LLC

2015-Aug 2019
Senior Systems Engineer and Program Manager

  • WiSC-WeST Cyber Engineering Team – Responsible for the development of government and commercial technologies and business surrounding the area of Cyber Warfare, engineering, and training. The establishment of the Cyber Logistics bridge contract with NAWCWD, follow on sub-contracts, and the research, marketing, and Cyber training to the US Navy are examples of successes.
  • Supports NAWCWD China Lake Systems engineering cyber team as one of the principal engineers and architects for the Cyber Thrust Lead and Cyber Engineering Team. Responsible for Cyber framework and assessment model analysis, technical planning, cyber assessment procedures, cyber lab architecture development, infrastructure deployment, training, and technical coordination with national cyber experts.
  • Supported development of the NAWCWD Cyber Office’s executive and engineering cyber assessment training courses with the objective of building assessment awareness of regulations, guidelines, and techniques geared toward command engineering, administrative, and program management personnel.
  • Supported WiSC Integrated Technology Services (WiTS) to establish an Information Technology (IT) governance, policies, risk management, security, and compliance framework and implementation program. The primary mission of WiSC Integrated Technology Services (WiTS) is to provide excellent; secure and compliant infrastructures, support, and innovation in the delivery of technology services and products to enable and empower the company and its employees in support of the business process.

Brandes Associates, Inc.

2011-2015
Systems Engineer and Program Manager

As lead systems engineer, supported the Advanced Systems Integration and Operations Center (ASIC) at China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center’s (NAWC) Weapons Division (WD) System of Systems Development and Integration Division on various programs and projects.

  • Lab Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) Governance and Configuration/Change Management (CM) lead engineer. Certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library Fundamentals (ITIL)
  • Supported ongoing National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) sponsored programs such as:
    Enterprise Challenge (EC-12), Afghanistan Limited Objective Exercise 2 (ALOE2) Lead Multicast, and Video distribution architecture and systems engineer.
    Motion Imagery Reference Network Architecture (MIRNA) program as the China Lake Lead systems engineer.
    Digital Data Download Center (D3C) as the Lead Project Engineer.
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Systems of Systems Development and Integration Division mentor and instructor of government workforce development Cloud Computing effort for 15 lab resident engineers.
  • Conducted research of technologies and concepts in high speed networking, storage, computing, and Cloud Computing for an ever-expanding customer requirement.
  • Provided rapid procurement support for various programs and projects. These efforts resulted in quick and accurate procurement for the D3C project and others to maintain their tight integration schedules.
  • Established and maintained professional working relationship with industry leaders in IT infrastructure and Cloud Computing technologies. These relationships provide up to date technical trends and best practices across the IT and Cloud Computing spectrum.
  • Supported Brandes with a Risk Analysis/Penetration Testing plan, and Cloud Computing alternative architectures.
  • Brandes Associates, Inc. Information Technology (IT) Lead Engineer – Was primarily responsible for the day to day operations and support of all IT services, assignments, and conduct of department personnel. Actively managed 2 employees daily during this temporary assignment, was instrumental in identifying a viable full-time replacement or the position.

University of San Diego

2008-2011

Systems Administrator/Identity Management (IdM) Project Lead

  • Was responsible for the project management of the University’s IdM effort. Directed all IdM-related functions, support, and future development. Was responsible for identifying requirements, project scope, and project plans, and systems development planning in order to establish a viable enterprise Identity Lifecycle Management system. Responsible for coordination, scheduling, and leadership to facilitate across all technical areas and University department business partners.
  • Deployed, support, and marketed SharePoint MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 implementation from a proof of concept model to a fully supported virtualized enterprise cluster resulting in increased productivity and empowerment to all University staff and faculty.
  • Maintains high customer satisfaction rates by providing direct IdM technical and administrative support to University trustees, retirees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, affiliates and business partners. Ongoing IdM process and technical improvements have resulted in significant reductions in the overall support cost (15%-20%) and increased service levels to ~21,000 customers representing over ~25,000 accounts.
  • Implemented and maintains a Privileged Password Management system which is responsible for maintaining all enterprise secrets in accordance with recognized best practices. This system controls access, audits, manages enterprise secrets for ongoing operations and Disaster Recovery (DR) scenarios.
  • Provided ongoing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows administrator systems support to include the implementation, integration, and maintenance of a 4 tier virtual/physical Linux OpenLDAP active server cluster, and Active Directory (AD) with ADAM servers for schema customization in support of emergent and ongoing IdM requirements, to include a variety of university support servers.
  • Provided ongoing training to University staff, faculty, and students in the following areas: information assurance, technical support procedures, IdM operations and support, SharePoint MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0, privileged password management, and configuration management process and procedures.

Telos/Xacta

2006-2007

Engineer/Project Manager

  • Supported Defense Messaging Service (DMS) Automated Message Handeling System (AMHS) implementation for various government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), US Air Force, Air National Guard, and US Army.
  • Maintained high customer satisfaction rates by overseeing key engineering and project management initiatives after a personnel shortage, directly correlating with clients and staff to realign efforts and timelines.
  • Provided engineering and training support to multiple DoD and government clients, ensuring DMS efficiency and administration maintenance as well as operational readiness.

SYS Technologies

2002-2006

Director, Systems Integration Programs

  • Facilitated horizontal institution of all company technologies and strategic partner products and solutions. Researched new technological advances to identify development opportunities. Provided appraisals including corporate due diligence.
  • Managed a classified, high-speed Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) engineering network over the Defense Research Engineering Network (DREN), providing developmental and exercise networking support for Global Hawk.
  • Initiated and developed a new network distribution system to accommodate high-volume data for a US Air Force client, enhancing network capacity and sensor data distribution. The application was integrated into the US Air Force baseline for imagery distribution systems with 2,000,000+ images. Supplied real-world networking support for Global Hawk during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
  • Introduced a hybrid CI one-way transfer and wide-band distribution system within 60 days, enabling enhanced data transfer rates and innovative high-availability, multi-domain systems to deliver millions of critical wartime imagery to exploitation and operational intelligence entities.

Lab Manager

  • Supervised the daily operations and ongoing experiments of the SPAWAR System Center Precision Engagement Center of the Future (PECOF), testing Precession Engagement, Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED), and Time Critical Targeting (TCT).
  • Designed and integrated a groundbreaking Mission Support Center (MSC) for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) to command and control global Navy SEAL operations, creating initial computer, network, and communication infrastructures.

Jaycor, Inc.

1999-2002

Systems Engineer/Branch Manager

  • Led two engineers through customer support and development projects. Major clients included SPAWAR Systems Center PECOF laboratory, Global Hawk Program Office, the Naval Special Warfare Group One’s (NSWG-1) Mission Support Center (MSC), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Crisis Consequence Management Initiative (CCMI) and laboratory.
  • Supervised the daily operations and ongoing experiments of the SPAWAR System Center Precision Engagement Center of the Future (PECOF), testing Precession Engagement, Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED), and Time Critical Targeting (TCT).
  • Designed and integrated a groundbreaking Mission Support Center (MSC) for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) to command and control global Navy SEAL operations, creating initial computer, network, and communication infrastructures.

California Microwave, Inc. (CMI)

1996-1998

Communication Systems Engineer/Educator/Technical Marketer

  • Supported several company contracts, including the US Air Force’s Stand Alone Message Processing System (STAMPS), the US Army’s Consolidated ASAS Message Processing System (CAMPS), Flyaway Message Switch Systems (FMSS), the Special Forces Base Station (SFBS), and the Communication Gateways System (CGS). Functioned as a network administrator for a heterogeneous environment, including Windows, UNIX, NetWare, and TCP/IP.
  • Functioned as a network administrator for a heterogeneous environment, including Windows, UNIX, NetWare, TCP/IP.
  • Served an integral role in the initial design of the CGS-2000 messaging system, replacing the Pentagon’s communications systems to encompass Gate Guard, Sara, Dina, and TTY messaging applications.

NAVY EXPERIENCE

1985-1996

U.S. Submarine Force and Naval Special Forces

  • Departed service as a First Class Radioman (Submarines) with an honorable discharge.
  • RDT&E Director/ADP Security Officer/Leading Petty Officer, Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG-1), Mobile Communications Team (MCT), United States Navy
  • Served as LPO of NSWG-1 MCT, handling daily operations through worldwide operations and exercises support. Oversaw administration, training, qualification, security, deployment, and redeployment of over 45 personnel.
  • Founded NSWG-1’s Communications Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) team. Conceived and designed the Naval Special Warfare Information Exchange Subsystem (NSWIXS), a network-based communications system which integrated tactical and strategic special warfare communications.
  • Functioned as a technical liaison between NSWG-1 RDT&E and academic, civilian, and military research counterparts, including Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Joint Interoperability Test Center (JITC), and NAVY Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP).
  • Conducted Special operations aboard U.S. submarines, ships, aircraft, and small crafts within CONUS and abroad.
  • Received the Naval Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award) as Communications Officer Commander, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Kamehameha, and supervisor for the development and integration of the NSWIXS during exercise Tandem Thrust 95.
  • Submarine Cryptographic Technician/Operator/Communication Supervisor, USS Silversides (SSN-679)
  • Qualified submarines while a crew member aboard the USS Silversides.
  • Served as the boat’s crypto technician. Received the Navy Achievement Medal for training efforts aboard the USS Silversides (SSN-679).
  • Developed an intensive training program, providing communication watch standers the tools to efficiently learn the skills required to become effective submarine communicators. The training, dedication, and hard work of the communications division earned the Communications Green “C” for the Silversides (SSN-679).

AWARDS

  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Naval Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award)
  • United States Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Commander and Chief Letter of Commendation
    Commander Submarine Group TWO Citation
  • Commander Submarine Group SIX Citation
    Commander Submarine Squadron SIX Citation
  • Commanding Officer USS Silversides (SSN-679) Citation
  • Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE Letter of Commendation
  • Joint Force Air Component Commander JEFX 2000 U.S. Air Force Certificate of Recognition.

Training/Experience

  • Mantix4 Network Traffic Analysis Capability
  • Infocyte Hunt Capability
  • KnowBe4 Training Platform
  • Last Pass Enterprise Password Management
  • Secret Server Privileged Password Management
  • Byte Plant Secure Email Gateway
  • WordPress Administration and Maintenance
  • WooCommerce E-Commerce Portal
  • Strip Payment Portal
  • Office 365 Administration and Maintenance
  • Ring Central Administration Virtual PBX and Meetings
  • Zen Desk Service Support
  • NIST Special Publication 800-171 Controlled Unclassified Information Course
  • Certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library Fundamentals (ITIL)
  • VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5]
  • Dell/EMC CX-600 Storage Area Network (SAN) Training
  • ADIC StorNext Clustered File System Training
  • Level-3 US Navy Information Assurance Training Certification UNIX
  • Level-3 US Navy Information Assurance Training Certification Windows
  • Marconi Enterprise Network Engineer (ENE) Training PEN 101E, PEN-302E, TEN-801E
    KG-75 Fastlane High-Speed ATM Encryption Device
  •  Communications Gateway System (CGS) – STAMPS, CAMPS, SFBS, and FMSS
  • Mini Volume Automated Test System (MVATS)
  • Military NEC: 23CQ – Submarine Radioman Crypto Technicians
  • Net Radio Protocol (NRP)
  • MINTERM Full Maintenance Course TSEC/KY-99
  • Limited Maintenance PARKHILL, TSEC/KY-75A ANDVT, AN/USC-43
  • Naval Special Warfare Tactical Communications & Electronics Course (Course Development Team, Instructor and Student)
  • Tactical Equipment: (UHF SATCOM, VHF, HF, SINGARS, Link-11, PRC-104, PRC-113, PRC-117, PSC-5, LST-5, CYZ-10, KY-99, ANDVT, KY-75, PRC-77, PRC-11, USC-43, World Wide HF Base station, C3 Task Group Van, Task Unit Van, MODCOM, and associated tactical and fixed antennas systems)
  • Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Training (SERE)
  • TSEC/KW-46 (VALLOR) Operator Training
  • Submarine Radioman Crypto Technicians Pipeline
  • Combat Systems Technical Schools Command, Vallejo, CA attending KWR-37, KW-7, KY-8 Courses
  • Qualified CGS Instructor for STAMPS, SFBS, FMSS, and the CGS-2000 Server
  • Qualified in Submarines, USS Silversides (SSN-679)
  • Qualified Crypto Material System Alternate Custodian and CMS User (USS Silversides and NSWG-1)
  • Qualified Naval Special Warfare Communications Supervisor and Operator
  • Service School Command, San Diego, CA Navy Leader Development Program
  • Basic International Morse Code Operator (NEC: 23NA)
  • Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT – Submarine Electronic Technical Training
  • Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT – Basic Enlisted Submarine Course
  • Service School Command, San Diego, CA – Radio ‘A’ School