2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: James Russo

 

Name: James Russo
Title: Telecommunications Manager, EIS Solutions Development, Office of IT Category, Federal Acquisition Service
Agency: General Services Administration

Making modernization more secure. Russo has a clear grasp of how GSA’s next-generation Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom contract should support the government’s overarching cybersecurity mission. He has been the bridge between those two efforts and in particular has informed and coordinated the Department of Homeland Security’s migration of intrusion-prevention services to GSA’s EIS contract. In addition, he has been the common denominator in bringing together representatives of DHS, GSA, the White House and industry to develop policies for the contract’s security services that incorporate the government’s broader cybersecurity goals and strategies.

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