Mary Ellen Condon
Ms. Condon is a proven and recognized executive leader with a record of success executing program and engagement delivery in both the Federal Government and in the IT industry.
She has extensive experience working with a variety of companies both small and large, in both prime and sub roles for opportunities.
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Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Quadrennial Reports (aka Transition Reports)
- Returning Innovation to the Federal Government with Information Technology
- Mark Forman (Chair), Roger Baker (Vice Chair), Mary Ellen Condon, et al., December 2008.
- Identity & Access Management
- Mary Ellen Condon, Mark Cohen, Bill Harrod, et al., December 2008
- Government Federated Identity Management
- Mary Ellen Condon, Mark Cohen, Bill Harrod, December 2008
- Using Federal Information Technology as a Strategic Weapon to Strengthen the Economy and Drive Change for America
- Mark Forman (Chair), Roger Baker (Vice Chair), Mary Ellen Condon et al, December 2008
General Services Administration (GSA)
- A Report to the Administrator of the General Services Administration to Improve Information Technology Acquisition Process
- Renny DiPentima (chair), Mary Ellen Condon, et al., May 1994
Information Technology Resources Board (ITRB)
- Project Management for Mission Critical Systems
- Mary Ellen Condon Chair, et al., 1997
- Practical Strategies for Managing Information Systems
- Arnold Bresnick, Chair, Mary Ellen Condon, et al.
- The Diminishing Pool of Skilled Federal Information Technology Executives
- Arnold Bresnick, Chair, Mary Ellen Condon, et al.
- Managing Information Systems: A Practical Assessment Tool
- Arnold Bresnick, Chair, and Mary Ellen Condon, et al., 1999
- Executive Leadership
- IT Governance
- Information Assurance
- Cyber Security
- Federal IT
- Law Enforcement
- Top Secret
Agencies & Departments
Ms. Condon is a proven and recognized executive leader with a record of success executing program and engagement delivery in both the Federal Government and in the IT industry. She has extensive experience working with a variety of companies both small and large, in both prime and sub roles for opportunities. She has held positions in the Federal IT and Cyber Security arena across a variety of Civilian Federal Agencies, was a founding member of the Federal CIO Council, and has chaired significant cross agency initiatives focused on improving program management and systems delivery.
Today, as an independent consultant, Ms. Condon assists organizations–providing integrated IT and Cyber Security support to their customer base. Ms. Condon is active in numerous organizations and helps facilitate government and industry collaboration.
Condon Associates, LLC
Currently providing capture management, business development, and subject matter expertise to multiple firms in collaborative pursuit and capture of opportunities to support the Civil Sector Federal Government departments and agencies. Strategic and mission/program-focused support to entities assessing internal capabilities, offerings, and determining where to expand, withdraw or develop them. Supports clients in determining their growth strategy–introducing relevant partnerships, capture approach, developing proposal strategy and performing color team reviews, and providing specific rewrites/edits.
Customer Value Partners
Re-engineered the security program to address current, emerging, and strategic needs of the client’s mission functions and responsibilities. This included a recruitment strategy emphasizing a broader mix of information technology, cyber security experience, and skills. Also provided new cyber security offerings: scanning and continuous monitoring. As a result, captured new client engagements for these services.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Led information security for the Law Enforcement (LE) and Justice practice. Provided knowledge of emerging initiatives – positioning strategies that incorporated an understanding of both client needs and integration of the firm’s capabilities to meet the needs of federal agencies including the FBI and DEA. This included the capture of a major new engagement with a key LE agency.
Served in various leadership positions responsible for establishing and building key practice areas: Cyber Security, Privacy, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement. Built each of these practices either from zero (Cyber Security & Privacy) or minimal presence to significant business areas of SRA. Captured new clients an major engagements in Homeland Security and Law Enforcement. As VP of Business Solutions Offering, assessed and redirected expertise and strategy for delivering: Data Analytics, Identity Management, Infrastructure Services and Wireless and evolved each into a horizontal discriminator for SRA. Represented SRA’s interests in the Federated Identity Cross Credential System (FiXs) Consortium focused on issuance of a single identity that would be recognized by all participants and adjudicated based on the requirements of the business function.
Office of Information Management & Security
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Senior executive responsible for implementing broader IT and cyber security issues impacting DOJ. Founding member of the Federal CIO Council which included developing a strategy to deploy the Clinger/Cohen Act (Information Technology Reform Act 1996). Leader in establishing the Investment/Portfolio Management Program (CIPC). Led the oversight of major IT acquisition strategies and programs including the FBI’s NCIC, NICS, IAFIS and Case Management systems. Security initiatives included DOJ penetration testing of their assets; digital signature pilots, and the department’s first security architecture. Led DOJ’s security program focusing on delivery of IT services and applications to meet mission needs – re-engineering IRM Policy to support information sharing and collaboration.
Information Resources Management (IRM)
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Led a full service IT organization responsible for supporting diverse business lines. AMS, a user fee funded agency operates on a P&L basis. Services provided include: IT infrastructure, a nationwide telecommunications network, software development, business process automation, acquisition of services and products. Challenges included: balancing the business requirements and Federal mandates, and variable business revenue streams. Acquired, developed and managed the principal IT systems utilized by the business lines including Market News, Cotton Classing, Federal Feeding Program Purchasing, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Licensing, etc.
Tri-Agency Project Director
Processed Commodities Inventory Management System US Department of Agriculture
Reported to the Deputy Administrator of the Farm Service Agency. Assumed leadership of a fragmented, dysfunctional program supporting 3 major USDA agencies whose challenges included: significant cost overages, Government Accountability Office (GAO) & Congressional oversight hearings, changing requirements, distrust of the contractor, distrust of each other, ineffective contract management, inability to produce an accurate financial statement and the IT and customer communities that were located in multiple organizations and in multiple states. Result: within 18 months deployed the integrated, business focused food ordering, purchasing and distribution system- exceeding business program expectations, under budget and within the agreed upon timeline. This was USDA’s first successful cross-agency integrated program delivery system.
M.S. in Information Management & Computer Systems
B.A. in History
Programmer/Analyst trainee for the US Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Federal Energy Administration (Department of Energy)
Chief of Systems Operations for Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Chief of Casework Management Systems, supporting Naturalization, Deportation, and Legal Case Management prior to moving to USDA.
Industry Advisory Council (IAC) former Executive Committee Member, served in various program leadership activities
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda Chapter, 2013 Law Enforcement IT Industry Day, 2013-2014 VP, Breakfast Programs
Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute (IJIS) former Board Officer
Information Security Audit Control Association (ISACA)