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Director Barbara McNamara held the position of NSA Deputy Director and subsequently became the first woman to assume the assignment of Special United States Liaison Officer (London, UK). Here, she was responsible to the Director of the NSA for representing the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the NSA in their relationships with United Kingdom authorities. Ms. McNamara retired from the NSA in 2003.
Director Edward L. Allen was the FBI’s Deputy Assistant Director for Investigative Technologies. He provided policy and procedural guidance on electronic surveillance, physical surveillance, and other investigative technology issues and was responsible for maintaining working relationships with domestic and international senior executives with regards to law enforcement technology issues. Experienced in the formulation and execution of legislation and regulations associated with technology policy, Mr. Allen represented the FBI and law enforcement on interagency, White House, and intelligence community committees, working groups and boards. Mr. Allen retired from the FBI in 2001
Edward L. Allen also serves on the board of directors for:
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Jhan K. Vannatta | Signalscape™ President and CEO, Member of the Board of Directors
President and CEO Jhan Vannatta has charted a course of high achievement, rapid advancement, and stable growth for Signalscape™. In 25 years working with the Department of Defense, Mr. Vannatta focused on the development and management of intelligence data collection and processing systems. His experience included program management, research, algorithm development, embedded systems and Internet protocol analysis. Signalscape™ President and CEO Jhan K. Vannatta has served in his current role since 2001, and is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Director of Engineering Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of Signalscape’s services contracts for the intelligence and law enforcement markets and the company’s first multi-million dollar contract. Before joining Signalscape, Mr. Vannatta served as a Principal Investigator for SPARTA’s Applied Signal Processing Directorate. In this position, he was responsible for the development of software and hardware services for the intelligence communities. Prior to joining SPARTA, Mr, Vannatta held senior engineering positions at Lockheed Martin where he led several intelligence community programs at both CONUS and OCONUS locations.
Kerry E. Haynes | Member of the Board of Directors
Director Kerry Haynes was the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch with responsibility for oversight of the Special Technologies and Application Office, and the Criminal Justice Information Services, Laboratory, and Operational Technology Divisions. Prior to this, Mr. Haynes served in various positions with the CIA and FBI, including Assistant Director, Operational Technology Division. In this capacity he was responsible for providing the vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the operational availability of state-of-the-art technologies, support and expertise necessary to enable and enhance the FBI’s investigative efforts, as well as ensuring the application of forensics services related to the collection processing and exploitation of computer, audio and visual media in the Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Criminal Investigative and Cyber programs. Mr. Haynes retired from federal service in 2007.
Michael Kacher | Vice President of Engineering
Michael Kacher is Vice President of Engineering at Signalscape. He joined the company in 1998. Specializing in Signal Processing and Communications, Mr. Kacher has worked extensively with government and commercial entities to design and implement numerous communications monitoring solutions. Prior to joining Signalscape, he worked for Ericsson, Inc. designing baseband hardware for cellular communications equipment. Recently, Mr. Kacher has focused on ensuring that Signalscape’s Engineering Department continues to maintain the key personnel, tools, and facilities that have made it a first-class provider of high-tech solutions to both government and industry. Mr. Kacher received his MS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan and dual bachelors degrees from the University of Toledo in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering
Michael Lenzo | Director of Wireless Products | PMP – Director of Wireless Products
Michael Lenzo is the Director of Wireless Products. He leads wireless technology innovation at Signalscape, including product design, project direction, production management, and customer relations. He is responsible for securing and managing multi-year DoD and commercial programs. He has been with Signalscape since 2003. For over 30 years Mr. Lenzo has led programs in the wireless industry developing solutions for the military, commercial and national security communities. His technical experience includes the development of custom radio chipsets, high volume mobile phones and networked base stations, miniature communication systems and wireless system solution development. Before joining Signalscape, Mr. Lenzo worked in the commercial industry leading a radio design department responsible for the development of business wireless solutions. During this time, he led efforts in design, manufacturing, test systems, and business development. Prior to that he led design efforts in the development of military communication systems. Mr. Lenzo received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. He holds a number of patents related to network capacity improvement in Time Division Duplex communication systems.
Director of Products Sam Burgiss leads commercial product activities at Signalscape, including product development, marketing, sales and technical support. He has been with the company since 2000. Mr. Burgiss applies his extensive experience in engineering, product life-cycle management, and marketing to Signalscape’s product strategy. His analysis of emerging market segments and responsiveness to customers prompted a refocusing of the entire Signalscape product line, leading to the introduction of new products. In addition, Mr. Burgiss drove the company’s re-branding effort to create the successful StarWitness SM product line. Mr. Burgiss holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tennessee and a BS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Contract Number: GS35F0190M