Mr. Faisal D’Souza

Mr. Faisal D’Souza
Technical Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence R&D Interagency Working Group (IWG)
Senior Security and Information Technology Analyst

Mr. D’Souza provides subject matter expertise, technical leadership and management, and guidance to the NITRD Program in the area of Artificial Intelligence R&D. He supports the groups’ monthly meetings and workshops, to include identifying opportunities for coordination and collaboration within the NITRD Program. He is also responsible for Security and IT Analyst for the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). He has overall management and supervisory responsibilities for the security and network operations. He successfully coordinated and managed the activities that led to the NCO/NITRD Program meeting the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements as of February 4, 2010.

Before joining NCO in April 2009, Mr. D’Souza held two positions, Senior Security Specialist and Senior Network Engineer. As a Senior Security Specialist under contract for the USDA and the GSA, Mr. D’Souza’s responsibilities included the management of FISMA Compliance, C&A activities, Risk Management, Security Test & Evaluation, Disaster Recovery, Intrusion Detection & Prevention, and Vulnerability Scanning and Remediation. As a Senior Security Engineer, he was responsible for network design architecture, configuration, management and maintenance of Information Systems from medium to large scale enterprises.

Mr. D’Souza is currently pursuing his B.S in Management Information System from the University of Maryland Business College. He is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and holds compliance certification in ITIL v2 and v3.