Federal 100: Neil Gaudreau

Neil Gaudreau
Head of the Cyber Security Branch
Information Assurance Division
Headquarters, Marine Corps
Navy Department

An IT test bed will never be exactly the same as reality, but to be of any use, it better be close. So when the Marine Corps was designated the executive agent for the Defense Department Information Assurance Range, officials chose Neil Gaudreau to get it up and running.

Gaudreau led a team of contractors and DOD personnel and worked with a broader group to collect the information needed for the program. And despite the daunting nature of the task, not only did he deliver the program’s initial operating capability on time, he got it done early.

His efforts have provided DOD and Marine Corps personnel with an operationally realistic environment in which to train, test and exercise cyber-specific skills and capabilities without exposing the organizations’ networks to risk.

Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

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