Director of Corporate Security, Facilities, and Safety
2020 Joint NDIA/AIA Industrial Security Webinar
Matt is currently the Director, Corporate Security, Facilities and Safety at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, which is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, and is a government services contractor focused on delivering valued services to our customers in areas of national priority, specifically C4ISR, Acquisition & Logistics, Readiness, Citizen Safety, and National Security. In that capacity, Matt has responsibility for the overall strategic management and leadership of the company’s security program, to include all facets of DOD and intelligence community security requirements.
Prior to joining American Systems, Matt has held several major roles within government and industry. He was the Manager of Corporate Security at CNA, Director of Security & Export Management for SOS International, and a senior security manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, with responsibility for Information Security (to include counterintelligence), and Physical Security. In addition, he has been the IAM for the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office (Stanley Assoc.), the ISSM for the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness (ACS), and an ISSM at a large government location (Lockheed Martin). In addition to IT security, Matt was a security SME of a Lockheed Martin team that built the security program at the Department of Homeland Security, Headquarters Office of Security.
Matt’s reputation and network of security professionals is extensive and has allowed him to participate in several organizations throughout the community. He was the Professional Services Council (PSC) representative to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) MOU group from 2017-2018, amember of the executive leadership board of the Industrial Security Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) from 2010-2012; and was Chair of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS International) Defense & Intelligence Council (D&IC) from 2019-2020. Matt has previously been a member of a select sub-working group of the NISPPAC dealing with certification & accreditation process issues with the Defense Security Service (DSS) and a member of the National Classification Management Society (NCMS) Information Systems Security Committee (ISSC). Matt has also been a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Security Training Institute, a non-profit organization which provides timely and relevant training for the security professional. These committees and working groups have allowed Matt to be a key player in the implementation of the industrial security program within the federal government, and to be a guest speaker in many different forums. Matt has been very successful in driving the need for convergence between physical and IT security and has built very strong relationships to help further this goal.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Networking from Strayer University (2004) and a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University (2007). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University, with an expected graduation date of 2021. He also holds several prestigious certifications in the field, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Matt is a native “Washingtonian”, and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife, Danielle, and four children.