Richard Morrison

Senior Compliance Advisor

Richard is an experienced senior level Cyber Security and Operations Program Management Professional with over 20 years of DOD, Federal, and state government enterprise level policy analysis, development, and implementation; compliance experience; servant leadership; project/program/portfolio management; operations management; business process analysis and transformation; business development and client engagement; and professional coaching and mentoring.

Mr. Morrison is a veteran of the US Navy Reserves, having served for 13 years as an intelligence analyst supporting PACOM, ONI, and DIA,and rising to the rank of Petty Officer First Class.

Experience

President

Morrisonova Consulting, LLC

Nov 2018 – Present

Providing consulting services to the DoD, Federal, and private sectors in cybersecurity, insider threat, risk management and mitigation, certification and accreditation, program management, and business development.

Mr. Morrison is the founder and President of Morrisonova Consulting, LLC, a Memphis, TN, based Veteran Owned consultancy that provides industry leading services across a broad spectrum of capabilities including:

• Cybersecurity and cyber risk management guidance and advising
• Information Technology and Cybersecurity policy and process review, development, and implementation support
• Virtual CISO consulting and advising
• Business development, capture support, and contractor consulting in the Federal and DoD marketplace
• Industrial Security guidance, advice, and consulting
• Career mentoring, guidance, and counseling
• Business and project/program management policy and process review and improvement guidance

Senior Compliance Advisor

Cyber Fidelis

Nov 2020 – Present

Providing compliance consulting services to Federal/DoD contracting companies. Specializing in CMMC readiness, DFARS compliance, and related efforts.

Portfolio Manager/ FSO/ ITPSO

Network Runners, Inc.

Jun 2019 – Present

Providing program management and oversight to multiple Federal/DoD programs including:

• DISA’s Communications Line of Business’ Infrastructure Management and Operations Support contract, which provides 24/7/365 support for DISA’s Communications Line of Business’ infrastructure operations, troubleshooting, and restoration services across a geographically distributed team located in Montgomery AL, Columbus OH, and Oklahoma City OK.

• US Customs and Border Patrol's Operations Support program providing assessment and recommendations for CBP's TACCOM replacement and upgrade initiative.

• USAF Secretary of the Air Force Office of Small Business (SAF/SB) office communications team located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Served as Facilities Security Officer and Insider Threat Program Senior Official.

Lead NRI’s DFARS 252.204-7012 Interim Rule compliance initiatives

Portfolio Director, Deputy Director Of Operations & Federal IA/Cyber Program Manager

NOVA Corporation

Aug 2014 – Nov 2018

Portfolio Director:
Provided operational oversight and management of NOVA’s various project and program teams located across the United States and Bahrain (approximately 200 people with $42 million in annual revenue). Served as Dine Development Corporation’s Insider Threat Program Senior Official, overseeing their Insider Threat Program compliance in accordance with the Defense Security Service’s (DSS) Insider Threat program and NISPOM requirements and corporate certification coordinator for DDC’s ISO and CMMI certification programs.


Deputy Director Of Operations:
Provided operational oversight and management of NOVA’s various project and program teams located across the United States and Bahrain (approximately 200 people with $42 million in annual revenue). Also acted as NOVA Corporation’s and DDC-ITS’s Insider Threat Program Senior Official, overseeing their Insider Threat Program compliance in accordance with the Defense Security Service’s (DSS) Insider Threat program and NISPOM requirements.


TitleFederal IA/Cyber Program Manager:
Managed a ~$15 million in programs and leading a 25 member team supporting DISA’s Enterprise Support Services Information and Mission Assurance division, overseeing activities that provide insight into the current security posture of the DISANet Global Enterprise network and actionable intelligence and solutions to DISA leadership for enhancing the same. Provided DISA leadership with guidance and insight into developing and implementing policies and processes based on commercial and Federal/DoD/DISA best practices, guidance, and instructions, as well as guidance on several high visibility DISA enterprise IA posture enhancing projects. Provided mission essential engagement and project management leadership, acting as the interface between DISA and NOVA to manage expectations, facilitate communication, and achieve mission goals. Additionally, provided rotational on-call after-hours call center management support to facilitate troubleshooting, problem management support, and situational assessment reporting to DISA leadership in a 24x7x365 call center environment.

Intelligence Specialist First Class

U.S. Navy Reserve

Aug 2001 – Mar 2015

Intelligence analyst supporting PACOM, ONI, and DIA rising to the rank of Petty Officer First Class.

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