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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter



“Achieving a Unified Cyber Defense”


Micheal ”Strike” Messer


Achieving a Unified Cyber Defense

Michael “Strike” Messer, Senior Program Director
ICF Incorporated

For over 30 years, Mr. Michael “Strike” Messer has worked in contract and military settings as a project and program manager (PM), cyber professional, senior military officer, and master aviator. His career includes 30 years of managing programs and projects—from initial concept through final product acceptance—including a range of assessment, tracking, documentation, messaging, planning, and staffing activities to ensure successful performance. Mr. Messer has coordinated and overseen the execution of high-priority cyber initiatives with values up to $120M and with the involvement of multiple organizations, stakeholders, and funding streams. While Chief of Operations at U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), he led DoD’s Cyber Joint Operations Center (JOC), as well as a National Emergency Cyber Actions Procedures project involving departments and agencies from across the federal government. Mr. Messer’s leadership resulted in JOC’s first-ever process for a collaborative, synergistic response to a national cyber crisis. As Program Manager (PM) on ICF’s Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) contract with the Army, he led the team in monitoring and securing over 300 subscriber networks and led the team to top Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) recognition out of the 26 CSSPs supporting the DoD.

ICF Incorporated, LLC is a global advisory and digital services provider with over 9,000 professionals located in over 70 locations world-wide. Their consultants combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. Over the past 50 years, ICF has provided advisory, strategic, and implementation services in a variety of domains including housing, transportation, national security, law enforcement, disaster recovery, health, and social programs. As a large business, ICF continues to provide professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients.


5:30 PM – 5:50 PM   Meet, Greet and Network

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM   Speakers Presentation and Q&A

6:45 PM – 7:30 PM   ISSA-HR Business Meeting

5555 Greenwich Rd

Suite 360

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/issa-hr-2524408724

Join Zoom Meeting Link:https://zoom.us/j/96176658129?pwd=ZGd6WU02LzdnYnErMFBsYnp2L2F3UT09