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  • Career Highlights Dr. Amit K. Maitra December 2008
  • Summary
    • Dr. Maitra offers extensive experience in civil, space, defense, and intelligence communities, including thorough knowledge of the international context of technical cooperation and space-related project implementation.
    • Experience includes:
      • Balanced Government Portfolio
      • Major Cabinet Departments
      • International Footprints
    • Proven leadership and management to Federal agency programs and activities relative to
      • Information and Data Sharing
        • Fusion of structured and unstructured data and information from:
          • Traditional
          • Non-traditional sources
        • Analysis, integration and interoperability of information and data to create Business Intelligence
          • Tailored to the needs of key customers and stakeholders
      • National Security Systems
      • Classified Information Systems
  • Accomplishments -
    • As the Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin Information Services & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Enterprise Solutions (ES) Operating Unit, Dr. Maitra provides oversight and guidance to the development and coordination of enterprise architecture support across all ES Lines of Business to most of the Federal programs and projects that the ES group supports to ensure that:
      • There is synchronization of the EA with particular agency missions, strategies, and goals, including OCIO IT Investment Portfolios
      • Actionability and alignment of EA with OMB’s FEA along the lines of the Business, Technical, and Data architectures.
    • Dr. Maitra plays a major role in integrating EA business processes and governance with strategic planning, investment decision management, portfolio management, requirements, and transition and sequence planning to provide a seamless business and technical management environment. In several unprecedented new-start programs, the government program management has appointed Dr. Maitra as the only non-civil service member of the government’s Governance bodies within DHS and NASA Space Station Program.
    • During 2004-2006, Dr. Maitra participated in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Data Reference Model (DRM)Interagency Team as a representative of the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Air Force. He forged the necessary conceptual agreements crucial to advancing mission-related information-sharing challenges faced by the Federal, State, Local and Tribal Agencies and also authored the DRM v2.0 Management Strategy Document , which helped the team members turn myriad agency and experience differences into a source for our collective strength. He received commendation from the Co-Chairs of the OMB Architecture and Infrastructure Committee for demonstrating the efficacy of his collaborative organizing practice around Net-Centric Communities of Interest (COI) that he proposed and is now recognized as integral to the implementation and evolution of DRM v2.0.
    • During 1986-1991, Dr. Maitra directed the implementation of the Information Engineering Methodology (IEM) for the NASA Space Station FREEDOM Program (SSFP). His performance in refining the multi-mission, multidiscipline Space Station information systems architecture, including standards for data integration and interoperability earned him the highest merit citation ‘Superior’ from the NASA Space Station FREEDOM Program Office.
    • Dr. Maitra is a published author of several books on the uses of information and satellite-based telecommunications technologies. He gives frequent speeches, including keynote addresses in Government and industry forums. He is a founding member of the Clarke Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Washington, DC). He is also active in the Society for Space Professionals.
  • Leadership Roles Level Aspects Scope Impact Audience Enterprise Architecture
    • Framework
    • Enterprise Life-Cycle
    • SOA
    • Governance
    • Standards, Policies, and Principles
    • International Footprints
    • Agency/ Organization
    • System of System Integration
    • Strategic Outcome
    • Intelligence Mission Enterprise Integration
    • Integrated Mission Operations, Network Operations, and Satellite Operations to manage & share data/information across enterprises
    • All Stakeholders:
    • National Security Agency
    • Office of the Management & Budget (OMB)
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Networks & Information Integration (NII)
    • NASA Space Station Freedom
    Segment Architecture
    • IT Alignment with Business Strategies & Road Maps
    • Transition & Sequence Planning
    • IT Governance
    • Data Architecture
    • Information Architecture
    • Net-Centric Data Strategy
    Line of Business
    • Business Outcomes
    • Alignment
    • Aggregation
    • Collaboration & Information Sharing
    • Space Situation Awareness & Control
    • Enterprise Operations & Infrastructure
      • Major efficiencies in national security and IT Operations & Infrastructure Costs
    • Agile & Industry Best Practice Processes , Technical Innovation
    • Innovative, Value-added Solutions that address DHS Missions and “Hard Problems”
    • Business Owners
    • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
    • U.S. Transportation Security Administration/Secure Flight Program
    • U.S. Air Force
    • U.S. Army Information Technology Agency
    • U.S. Navy
    Solution Architecture
    • Service Management Framework
      • Governance & Strategic Management
      • Life-Cycle Management
      • Continuous Improvement ITIL)
    • Operational Service Management
    • Transformational Service Management
    Functions/ Processes Operational Outcomes
    • Users/Developers
    • Australian Tax Office End User Computing
  • Experience
    • Front-end Analysis and Enterprise Architecture
    Legend: Phase 0, 1 refer to the SDLC of DoD and Non-DoD Government Agencies Phases A and B refer to the NASA SDLC terminology Clients Issue Definition Phase Intel Community (NSA) User Requirements /Concept Definition Intelligence, Use, and Specification Development Phase 0 Phase 1 Non-DoD Govt. Agency (DHS/CBP/TSA/SF) User Requirements /Concept Definition System Specification, Acquisition Plan, Source Selection DoD (Army, Navy, AF) Mission Needs / Concept Exploration Program Definition Phase A Phase B NASA Advanced Studies/Preliminary Analysis Program Requirements /Specification Development Hi-Tech Commercial (Non-Govt. Business ) (Nextel Wireless Communications) Product Requirements Product Definition
  • Experience
    • Implementation & Integration
    Legend: Phase 2, 3 refer to the SDLC of DoD and Non-DoD Government Agencies Phases C and D refer to the NASA SDLC terminology Clients Research & Dissemination Intel Community (NSA) Planning & Analysis /Draft Report Distribution Phase 2 Phase 3 Non-DoD Govt. Agency (DHS/CBP/TSA/SF) System Implementation Deployment, Integration, Test Verification & Validation DoD (Army, Navy, AF) Full-Scale Engineering Development Production, Fielding/ Deployment & Operational Support Phase C Phase D NASA Design Development Hi-Tech Commercial (Non-Govt. Business ) (Nextel Wireless Communications) Product Development Engineering Model, Internal Test
  • Relevant Achievements
    • INFORMATION SHARING/DATA MODELING
    • Emergency Health Care
    • Joint/Combined/Coalition Forces to Combat Terrorism
    • National Command Center
    • Customs Immigration
    • Border Patrol
  • Information Sharing : Fostering Collaboration to Secure Systems for Critical Health Care Services. 06/07/09 Amit K. Maitra
      • Assisting Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to
        • Develop Enterprise Architectures focusing on integration and interoperability
        • Develop next generation ISACs focusing on improving and securing all the health care community systems needed to provide critical services.
        • Refine IT infrastructures by leveraging technology innovations.
    Develop Information Sharing and Analysis Centers— collaborative private/public bodies set up to address critical national health-care needs. My Contribution The Challenge
    • DHS Relevance
      • Enabling information sharing between public and private entities for the safety of the American public
    Legend: ISAC – Information Sharing & Collaboration Working Group
  • Interoperability and Integration : Enabling Coalition Warfare (Joint Vision 2020) 06/07/09 Amit K. Maitra
      • Provide Independent, objective leadership as Technical Direction Agent for Interoperability
        • Make operations among participating nations timely, effective, and efficient
        • Integrated information across all elements of the military.
        • Leveraged rapid technology advances
        • Enable cross-group alliances, partnerships, and process improvements
    Fully integrated command and control system as our forces evolve towards a network-centric environment. My Contribution The Challenge
    • DHS Relevance
      • Interoperability through alliances, information integration, and rapid technology deployment.
  • Interoperability Communications & Equipment: Guiding the Evolution of the Nation’s Most Complex Command Center 06/07/09 Amit K. Maitra
    • DHS Relevance
      • Apply end-to-end Systems Engineering to assure success
      • Maintain mission-critical operations during major transitions
    My Contributions The Challenge Modernize the national command center systems while maintaining continuous operations
      • Reliability, interoperability, and performance
        • Creating System and Enterprise Architectures
        • Assessing project planning and execution
        • Validating designs and specifications
        • Managing system performance risk via analysis, modeling, prototyping
        • Supporting users throughout transition to ensure continuous operation
  • Integrated Border and Port Security Systems : Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-Automated Customs Environment (ACE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-Secure Flight (SF), Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC) 06/07/09 Amit K. Maitra My Contributions The Challenge Preventing terrorist and their weapons from crossing our borders while facilitating trade and travel.
      • Provide expertise on
        • Acquisition Strategy and Management
        • Enterprise Information and Data Architecture focusing on interoperability and integration
        • End-to-end Systems Engineering
      • In support of TSA-Secure Flight, TTAC Programs, provide expert advise on
        • DHS Program Management Office Governance Framework
        • DHS Information Sharing Working Group
        • DHS Data Management Policy
      • As a trusted partner, facilitated the collaboration and information sharing between CBP and DHS Information Sharing Working Group
    • DHS Relevance
      • Assist collaboration and recommendations to stakeholders to ensure mission and transition needs are met
    • Legend:
    • ACE: Automated Customs Environment
    • CBP: Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol
    • TTAC: Transportation Threat Assessment & Credentialing
  • Integrated Border and Port Security Systems : Leadership and Modernization Expertise to the United States Coast Guard 06/07/09 Amit K. Maitra
    • DHS Relevance
      • Transitioning the mission, the organization, the assets from pre- to post- 9/11
    My Contributions The Challenge The U.S. Coast Guard, which had enormous responsibilities before 9/11, now finds itself playing a central role in the drive to enhance the nation's security at home
      • Provide a central and objective role in modernization
        • Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Transition Plan
        • Alignment of pre/post 9/11 modernization plans and operational procedures
      • Provide leadership and coordination related to DHS, DoD, and numerous internal groups and contractors
    • Legend:
    • DHS: Department of Homeland security
    • DOD: Department of Defense
    • USCG: U.S. Coast Guard
  • Backup Net-Centric Communities of Interest ( COIs ) supported by Business, Enterprise Information Environment, and Intelligence Mission Areas and their respective Domains .
  • Value-added Experience
      • Intelligence and Analysis
        • Collection, categorization, harmonization, and registration of data for intelligence analysis and information
        • Finished analysis tailored to the needs of key customers and stakeholders
        • Change from “Need to Know” to “Responsibility to Provide”
      • Leadership for Information Sharing/Net-Centric Data Strategy
        • Shared Mission Communities
        • Trusted Community (COI) based on participation drawn from several domains/ agency components
      • Leadership in Governance/Program Management
        • Plan
        • Manage
        • Chair senior-level Information Sharing Coordinating Council and establish appropriate boards, IPTs, and technical working groups to provide forums for functional and technical managers to exchange a full range of views about enterprise integration architecture and to facilitate inter-project tasks, such as application integration, technical data architecture, conversion and migration planning, and end-to-end platform testing for deploying classified network.
        • Develop a teamwork with the Prime and Sub-contractor personnel
  • Revolutionary Moments: The Mandate Amit K. Maitra “ Our success depends on agencies working as a team across traditional boundaries to serve the American people, focusing on citizens rather than individual agency needs.” ~ President George W. Bush
  • Amit K. Maitra
    • No common framework or methodology to describe the data and information that supports the processes, activities, and functions of the business
    • No definition of the handshake or partnering aspects of information exchange
    • Existing systems offer diffused content that is difficult to manage , coordinate, and evolve
    • Information is inconsistent and/or classified inappropriately
    • Without a common reference, data is easier to duplicate than integrate
    • No common method to share data with external partners
    • Limited insight into the data needs of agencies outside the immediate domain
    • Data and Information context is rarely defined
    • Stove piped boundaries , no central registry
    • Lack of funding and incentive to share
    • Data sensitivity and security of data
    • New laws/issues result in continuous adding of databases that can not share data
    Primary Issues and Information Sharing Barriers The Current Situation : The Federal Government is less than efficient in performing its business and meeting customer needs due to data sharing inefficiencies caused by stove-piped data boundaries Stove-Piped Data Boundaries “ As Is State” Have Created HHS INDUSTRY Illustrative CDC DHS TSA USDA DOI ENERGY LABOR FDA INS Denotes data and information sets within agencies.
  • MODEL DRIVEN ARCHITECTURE Amit K. Maitra
    • A virtual representation of all physical data sources:
      • - Applications are to be decoupled from data sources
      • - Details of data storage and retrieval are to be abstracted
      • - Are to be easily extended to new information sources
    The Architecture
  • The Structure Amit K. Maitra META OBJECT FACILITY
  • The Tools Amit K. Maitra
  • Department of Homeland Security and Federated Data Management Approach Amit K. Maitra
  • The Result: Interagency Information Federation Dr. Amit K. Maitra
  • Unique Leadership Roles INFORMATION SHARING GOVERNANCE BOARD AND SUBORDINATE BOARDS
  • Governance
    • INFORMATION SHARING GOVERNANCE BOARD
      • Served as the only non-civil service member of the Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Collaborating Council, representing Transportation Security Administration to:
      • Oversee information technology acquisition across TSA and CBP
      • Ensure acquisitions comply with outstanding guidance, regulations, and statutes
    • SPACE STATION FREEDOM CONFIGURATION CONTROL BOARD (SSCCB) and SUBORDINATE BOARDS, PANELS
    • Appointed as the only non-civil service member of the SSCCB International Planning Group, representing the Space Station International Directorate to:
      • Develop and sustain information sharing in and among the fourteen International Partner (IP) countries
      • Serve as the SSFP HQ’s primary interface with the IPs, their prime and sub-contractors for all national security export control issues
      • Ensure all space station technology transfers comply with export control policy administration guidance, regulations, and directives, and strengthen export control assurance activities for NASA Space Station Freedom Program.
  • International Programs Office All Space Station Freedom Directorates