Senior Advisors

Major General Ronald Beckwith
Senior Advisor, US Marine Corp/Navy

Major General Ronald Beckwith retired from the US Marine Corps in 1991 after 34 years of service.  His military career included multiple combat tours and aviation command assignments at the Squadron, Group and Wing level.  His career also included service in senior level staff assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Marine, Army, and Secretary of the Navy headquarters in budget preparation and execution oversight.

Upon retirement, General Beckwith founded LeeCor, Inc., a professional services company focused on business development for emerging technologies including development of marketing strategies. Specific focus areas include data storage and management, network configuration and software selection oversight, information assurance, efficient IT energy solutions, application performance and process management (APM), enterprise licensing as well as fiber optic and other network architectures.

General Beckwith received his Baccalaureate degree in Economics from Georgetown University. He completed Naval Aviator training in 1959, received his MBA from the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the US Army War College, Carlisle PA.

LTG William H. Campbell, United States Army Retired
Senior Advisor,
United States Army/Military Intelligence

Bill Campbell’s military career culminated with duty as the Army’s Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (G6), the CIO of the US Army, and as a Military Deputy to the Army Acquisition Executive.

He served in operations and military intelligence assignments in the United States, Korea, Germany and Vietnam, with command tours from company through brigade. His General Officer assignments included positions in research and development (R&D) and systems acquisition, with ten years in Program Executive Officer jobs. He represented the US Army on NATO R&D committees, led the Army’s campaign to improve computer security, and initiated the Army’s biometric identification program. He also directed the Advanced Precision Strike Demonstration Program and served as the Systems Architect for the advanced war-fighting experiments that transformed the US Army to a digitized force.

He has served on the Army Science Board continuously since 2002. He also served as a consultant to the Defense Science Board for two major studies and co-chaired a National Academy of Sciences study on the acquisition of information technology systems in DOD. He is a past member of the Federal and DOD CIO Councils, DOD’s Military Communications and Electronics Board, Microsoft’s Global Executive Roundtable, Dell’s Platinum Council, the Bay Area Regional Technology Alliance, the National Science Center Advisory Board, and the California Information Technology Commission.

Dr. Peter D’Arpa
Senior Advisor, Health Care

Dr. D’Arpa has more than 25 years’ experience leading and/or supporting mission critical health initiatives across the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services.  Peter’s career has included program manager and/or director level roles at USAMRMC, at Walter Reed Medical Center and Research Facility, the National Institutes of Health and other HHS agencies and bureaus. He is a highly skilled analytical thinker with advanced and broad understanding of biomedical sciences and has deep experience in evaluating technologies and research, developing strategy and execution plans and managing programs and projects.

Bob Flores
Senior Advisor, National Security/Intelligence Community
Mr. Flores retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after 30 years of service.  His career included positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support and the National Clandestine Service culminating in the position of Chief Technology Officer for the CIA.  In recognition for his service, he was awarded the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.
Mr. Flores has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Statistics from Virginia Tech, and has done graduate studies at George Washington University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance with current background investigation and full lifestyle polygraph.  Bob firmly believes that a technologist’s role is to first understand the nature of the business, and then apply the appropriate technologies.
Bennett Hart
Senior Advisor, Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security

Mr. Hart has over 40 years of Defense, Intelligence and National Security experience with 17 plus years in the US Senior Executive Service.  Mr. Hart currently serves on the Director of National Intelligence’s IC Strategic Studies Group and is a senior mentor at the Joint Training Counter IED Operations and Integration Center.  He serves on the AFCEA Cyber and Homeland Security Committees and is a member of AUSA, NMIA and Old Crows.

Mr. Hart’s last SES assignment was in the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where he served as the J2 and senior acquisition official.  He has served as the NRO Chief Architect and as the NRO Deputy Director/Chief Engineer of the Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate; at the Defense Intelligence Agency as the Associate Deputy Director responsible for classified Operations/Science and Technology assigned to the Technical Collection and MASINT Directorate; as Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, and Communications Systems for the US Army; as the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Battle Management and as Director of Intelligence Community Interoperability in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (DoD) for Command Control Communications, and Intelligence.  Mr. Hart also served as the Chairman of the DoD Intelligence Information Systems (DODIIS) Management Board; and as the Deputy Director (Plans and Integration) of the Joint Tactical Fusion Program Office which fielded the Army’s All Source Analysis System (ASAS), the Air Force’s Enemy Situation and Correlation Element (ENSCE) and NATO’s Linked Operational Capability – Europe (LOCE).

Lee H. Harvey
Senior Advisor, Army

Mr. Harvey enjoyed an extraordinary Army career spanning over 33 years.

Prior to his retirement, Lee was appointed as a Deputy Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (DPEO EIS).  Since early January 2004, Mr. Harvey was responsible for the management of business information systems development, integration and overall program implementation functions including the acquisition, personnel, medical, distance learning, installation management and reserve component domains.  Prior to becoming a DPEO EIS, Mr. Harvey served as the Program Director for Army University Access Online – eArmyU, reporting to the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.  He was directly responsible for all aspects of program management for the $450 million program.

Mr. Harvey previously served as the Director of Acquisition Management for the Army’s Communications Electronics Command Acquisition Center – Washington.  In that capacity he was responsible for awarding $500 million in new contracts each year and managing approximately $2 billion in existing contracts.

Mr. Harvey has over 33 years of experience as a leader in the Information Technology Management and Government Contracting fields, is a veteran of the United States Army, a graduate of the IAC partners program and a current IAC Fellow.  He also proudly serves as Honorary Co-Chairman of America’s Adopt a Soldier – a charity foundation serving warfighter needs.

Dennis Murphy
Senior Advisor, Department of Homeland Security/Ports/Law Enforcement

Dennis has more than 30 years of leadership experience at the US Customs Service and other key agencies including the Department of Homeland Security.  Dennis served as an Assistant Commission at US Customs and was appointed to senior roles at DHS when it was created in 2003 and later at Customs & Border Patrol (CBP).

Mary Ellen Condon
Senior Advisor, Security & Justice Programs

Mary Ellen is a recognized leader with a record of success executing program and engagement delivery in both the Federal Government and in the IT industry. She has held progressively more responsible positions in the Federal IT and Cyber Security arena across a variety of Civilian Federal Agencies. She was a founding member of the Federal CIO Council. She also chaired two significant cross agency initiatives, focused on improving program management and systems delivery. She chaired the GSA sponsored Trail Boss Program Management initiative to train and develop a cadre of proven program managers. As Chair of the Information Technology Resources Board (ITRB), she worked with OMB, GSA and an Agency’s “program of interest” to provide insights and recommendations for the program ranging from canceling to re-engineering their acquisition strategy. She led a cross agency team – experienced in the full life cycle of an IT based program from acquisition through operations and maintenance. She accomplished these efforts simultaneously while serving in senior IT positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ). Prior to leaving government service she led the DOJ oversight of all major IT Initiatives; established a Department-wide IT Portfolio Management Program chaired by the Deputy Attorney General; and established and ran DOJ’s first cyber security network and application program assessments including a formal penetration testing program. This latter initiative led to the development of security architecture and a formal assessment of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Since joining industry, she has established and developed SRA International’s Security and Privacy Practices, and developed their Homeland Security Practice. Later she led a Cyber Security Capability for Booz Allen Hamilton focused on Law Enforcement and established Customer Value Partners’ information Protection Practice.