“I was thrilled with the pioneering solutions IT Cadre developed for my Agency during my tenure and am excited to be able to contribute and further promote their innovative solutions across the federal space.”
“When I reviewed what IT Cadre had accomplished for their customers, in terms of manpower, financial resource savings, and optimized enterprise business structure, I was very impressed. Their Visualization Engineering® techniques are so effective, that one can envision how complexity affects people, process, systems and data in an integrated form. It is incredibly effective for the most senior leadership to understand impacts and in making decisions. I see real opportunity to apply this discipline in government as well as commercial IV&V. For example, IT Cadre could use their methodology to consolidate complex non-integrated, medical record systems that could positively impact our veteran programs. I want to be part of this uniquely talented organization that has so much to offer Industry and Government. Participating on IT Cadre’s board allows me this opportunity.”
“The Federal Government continues to seek improvements and savings in all aspects of Defense, Civil and Regulatory operations. With all the decisions that need to be made and implemented, help is needed to optimize the business of government. IT Cadre brings a unique thought approach and methodology to bear on the challenge of reform. I am very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to work with the team at IT Cadre and help to provide critical solutions to the needs of all our government agencies and to our nation.”
“IT Cadre’s experts quickly make sense out of extremely complex projects and programs, providing senior and line managers with actionable insights to both address and head off potential issues. I have been extremely impressed with IT Cadre’s dedication to their client’s needs, and to the professionalism of their entire organization.”
Senior Defense Official, ret.
Alfred Rivera retired after a distinguished thirty-five year career in service to our nation as a member of the Department of Defense. Mr. Rivera held numerous positions in the Defense and Federal Information Technology arena with experience including Cyber Security, Cloud Computing Services, and Enterprise Services supporting global needs for the Federal Government.
Prior to Mr. Rivera's Federal retirement in Jan 2018, he was the Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this capacity, he had overall responsibility for the development of DISA's core services and capabilities supporting the Department of Defense's mission partners and for mission partner engagement and requirements processes for the Agency to include technical feasibility studies, new innovation, proposal development, and overall mission partner portfolio management.
Prior to assuming this key leadership position, Mr. Rivera was the Principal Director for Enterprise Services. In this position, he had overall responsibility for the operations and sustainment of DISA's 14 Enterprise Computing Centers and delivered DoD's enterprise services that were under DISA's responsibility.
Brigadier General USAF, ret.
General Meincke is a highly decorated officer of the Air Force. During his U.S. Air Force tenure he was the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems for U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He also commanded an Air Force communications squadron and held a variety of joint staff positions in the military communications arena, including Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in 1998.
Currently, General Meincke is the Chief Executive Officer of SENGEX LLC located in McLean, Virginia. Previously, he was president of Engineering Systems Solutions (ESS) and a partner at Unisys Corporation. General Meincke is a 1969 Electrical Engineering graduate of Lehigh University. He also earned a Masterís degree in Management from the Webster University and graduated from the Air War College in 1988.
Senior Defense Official, ret.
Anthony M. Valletta is executive level experience, at the Department of Defense and at SRA International, has prepared him well for helping organizations achieve success. During his civilian government service, Mr. Valletta was the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence; Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence; and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department.
In industry, Mr. Valletta was the Senior Vice President and Director of the Defense Sector for SRA International, and Director of the C3I Systems business unit. He was responsible for $500 million in business revenue. Mr. Valletta is a 1971 Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of New Haven and Yale University ROTC.
General USAF, ret.
As a distinguished leader in the U.S. Air Force, General Tom Hobbins was Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, NATO Allied Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He served as the Director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Forces Japan, Director of Plans and Policy for U.S. Atlantic Command, the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. A command pilot, the general has more than 5,100 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft.
General Hobbins graduated from the University of Colorado in 1969 with Bachelor of Science in Business Finance. He earned a Masterís in Business Administration from Troy State University in 1977, graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1981 and the Air War College in 1985.