COL Scott Jackson (USAF)
Division Chief, JIE Solutions Division
Defense Information Systems Agency
Colonel Scott K. Jackson is currently serving as Chief, Joint Information Environment (JIE) Solutions Division, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Ft. Meade MD. In this capacity, he leads two branches that focus on the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) and Joint Management systems for the JIE. Col Jackson was commissioned in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program at the University of South Florida. He was first assigned to HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Offutt AFB NE as an electrical engineer charged with designing digital imagery transmission systems.
In 1992, Col Jackson became the 390th Comm Squadron Dedicated Systems Branch Chief. In this position, he led the Air Traffic Controls and Landing Systems Maintenance Section the Wing Initial Communications Package, the Base Frequency Management Office, and the NEACP aircraft’s ground communications center.
In 1994, Col Jackson was assigned as a Tactical Communication Engineer in the 608th Air Communications Squadron, Barksdale AFB LA. While in the 608th ACOMS, Col Jackson deployed to Riyadh Saudi Arabia as the Joint Theater Engineer for JTF-SWA’s 20 tactical sites and over 4000 communications circuits.
In 1997, Col Jackson was assigned Chief, C4 Current Operations at AF Special Operations Command, Hurlburt AFB Florida. In 1998, he deployed in support of the Joint Special Operations Task Force Commander at Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait. In 2000 he moved to the Operations Directorate to become the lead communicator for automated mission planning & force tracking.
In 2001, Col Jackson was assigned to the White House Communications Agency as the officer in charge of the Washington Area Communications Division. His division provided secure and non-secure voice, data and video to all the operational locations of the fixed and traveling White House staff in direct support of the President of the United States. Col Jackson became a qualified Presidential Communications Officer and traveled world-wide during presidential missions.
In 2003 he was assigned as the Chief of J3 Operations, Plans and Policy Division, responsible for building the supporting communications plans for all Presidential travel.
In 2005, Col Jackson assumed command of the 53d Combat Communications Squadron where he deployed with his unit in support earthquake relief operations in Pakistan and again to support F-15 flying operations in Afghanistan.
In 2007 he was assigned to USCENTCOM’s Strategic Architecture Branch where he was responsible for crafting strategic C4 vision and was the lead for developing solutions in response to Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONS) involving C4 from deployed units across the USCENTCOM AOR.
In July 2009, Col Jackson took command of the 673d Comm Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson, Alaska. Col Jackson also served as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director during the incident response to both the C-17 and F-22 accidents. In 2011, Col Jackson volunteered for a 1 year augmentation to the USCENTCOM Cyber Warfare Center that evolved into the Joint Cyber Center.
In Aug 2012, Col Jackson was assigned to the Joint Staff J6 where he became the Cyberspace Division Chief, and Tiger Team leader that developed the Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) for USCYBERCOM, Services, & Combatant Commands. In Nov of 2013 he became the Deputy Director for IT Services to the Joint Staff within the Pentagon and Hampton Roads Virginia.
Col Jackson is married to the former Lisa Bentley of Phoenix Az. They have one daughter (10), one son (2) and two Belgian Malinois that they enjoy training in obedience, tracking and agility.