Evan Cutler
Volunteer Chief Information Officer
  • Lafayette,
  • Louisiana,
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2004/03/17
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
Chief Information Officer
City of Alexandria, LA
January 2014 – Present
Provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the city-wide information technology (IT) program and lead the planning and implementing of the enterprise information systems for the centralized government and achieve a more effective and cost bene¿cial enterprise-wide IT operation on behalf of the City.

Provide strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems for the City.

Facilitate communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within the organization.

Manage multiple information and communications systems and projects, including voice, data, imaging, of¿ce automation, billing and general ledger.

Design, implement, and evaluate the systems that support end users in the productive use of computer hardware and software.

Manage and implement new af¿liate-wide information systems, as needed.

Approve, coordinate and control all projects related to selection, acquisition, development and installation of major information systems for the af¿liate and provide advice on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of information systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems and evaluate systems to measure their success.

Develop and monitor the approved annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems.
Volunteer Chief Information Officer
International Federation of Trekkers, Inc.
July 2011 – Present
Volunteer as Chief Information Officer for non-profit organization designed for emergency public response and fan-based activities surrounding Television and Movie Science Fiction genres.

I am responsible to the President for the technological direction and planning of all IT programs to support our various chapters throughout the globe.  I supervise IT budget requirements and purchases, provide technical support to all users, and preside over all development and system requirements.  

Below is my specific tasks:
-Provide technological guidance within an organization.
-Supervise information system and communications network.  This includes all electronic resources expected to support all of members of the organization.
-Develop and implement relevent customer service platforms to serve the organization in every aspect.
-Provide oversight to maintain a network infrastructure for local and wide area connectivity and remote access.
-Consult with Leadership and Chapter Leaders to exchange information, present new approaches, and to discuss equipment/system changes.
-Participate in vendor contract negotiations for all new computer equipment and software purchased for the corporation.
-Create a cost-benefit analysis as well as supporting a detailed definition of data requirements and departmental workflows.
-Oversee Internet and computer operations.
-Manages the day-to-day operations of the information technology department including directing staff, who support administrative computing, networking, user services, telecommunications and other information technology functions.
-Assess and anticipate technology projects and recommend appropriate action and resources.
-Establish and direct the strategic and tactical goals, policies, and procedures for the information technology department.
-Propose hardware/software solutions to accomplish the company's business objectives.
Identify user needs and resolve problems.
Deloitte Consulting
August 2011 – January 2014
Experienced Enterprise-level Information Management Developer.

Federal Clients: FDA, US Navy CNIC, Dept of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.  

I have been trusted to analyze, build, and deliver enterprise-level information solutions using various databasing techniques and ETL processes.  Using up-to-date CMMI techniques, I have strived to build developmental processes to reduce time and costs to Deloitte, increase developmental throughput, and provided thorough documentation for each product I developed.  I have also endeavored to train junior personnel in these products and practices to further increase my company's capabilities.

Technology Utilized -
ETL Platforms: IBM Datastage, Informatica, Pentaho, Talend, and database stored procedures
DB Platforms: Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, Flat File, XML, and MSAccess
BigData: Hortonworks, Cloudera, HIVE, PIG, Pentaho, Talend, Sqoop, and oozie
Adjunct Professor
Columbia College
January 2011 – April 2011
Satellite Location Adjunct Professor. Provided In-Class Sessions to 11 registered students.

Provided in-classroom instruction: CISS 170-Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Can be found at: http://www.ccis.edu/syllabi/syllabus_master.asp?PREFIX=CISS&COURSENUM=170
Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Joint Intelligence Group
October 2008 – April 2011
* Program Leader for the workforce operations of over 270 personnel in response to multiple project needs towards a single mission goal.  Responsible to identify infrastructure requirements to support military operations.  Drafted, purchased, and implemented six IT service contracts, and three software lease contracts to provide critical IT support to local to military forces.  Architecture designed to support enterprise, spanning multiple buildings, and overseas web-based secure connections.
* Provided critical, time-sensitive congressional, and US and allied executive leaders in support of legal actions against detainees at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.  Recognized for the manning, training, and equipage of three crews of developers, system administrators, and software and hardware procurement to provide a less than 4 hour response time to congressional-level, presidential, and allied country data requests from a 250Tb archive.   Actions resulted in multiple convictions of Guantanamo detainees in military tribunals and civilian criminal courts.
* Designed and implemented $52M budget.  Implemented and moved 9 multi-million dollar contracts which ultimately saved the US Government over $10M.  Recognized for increase of resource availability without increased cost to the organization.
Exchange Server Manager and Web developer
Big Ears Inc
May 2008 – August 2009
Project Manager contracted to perform several support functions.
* Provided Microsoft Exchange Server 2005 installation, migration from 2000, and integration with domain controller.
* Upgraded capabilities for Big Ears Inc. website for the inclusion of video capabilities for products.
* Developed and provided security risk assessment and recommendations package for network operations.
* Trained Big Ears Inc. staff on Microsoft Outlook
Navy Element Senior Enlisted Leader
October 2006 – August 2009
Program Leader for the workforce of over 125 personnel responding to multiple projects and operations towards a single mission goal.  Responsible for the continued manning, training, and equipping of enlisted personnel.  Responsible for personnel assignments to projects across the organization to assist in executive management requirements.
*Responsible for 241 naval personnel and mentorship for over 400 other services as part of a Senior Enlisted Council.  Ensures proper replenishment of new personnel as rotations occur.
--Primary stakeholder of enlisted awards and evaluation program.
--Trains workforce personnel for senior leadership and management positional growth.
--Responsible for training program of workforce and management personnel to meet organizational standards.
--Trained junior workforce members in job-specific and organization-specific required task capabilities.  Ensures all personnel are qualified to enter the positions assigned to them.
*Navy Element and Strategic and Cyberthreat Analyst
--Maintained global counter-terrorism reporting database designed to provide business intelligence style of analysis to detect potential terrorist groups from doing harm against US and Canadian interests both in the US and abroad.
--Responsible for the identification of potential cyber threats from countries aimed at espionage, sabotage, and threat of war against the United States and Canada
--Responsible for the identification, classification, and tracking of long range guided and ballistic missile weapons of mass destruction aimed at the North American Continent.
Squadron Intelligence Chief and Information Systems Chief
August 2003 – October 2006
*Received Navy Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal for actions at this organization.
  * Recognized expert in intelligence data systems.  Designed, developed, and procured
  * Trained Intelligence professionals on software solutions designed for the requirements management, information gathering, analysis, product development, and product dissemination of intelligence related products.  My training resulted in smooth cross-communication of critical information to all three of my deployed teams during both deployments.
* User interface and database developer for link analysis software.  Choreographed the integration of multiple MS Office applications to reduce the time of information management, discovery, and reporting from hours to minutes.
* Developed geospatial solutions to allow spatial relationships and discovery for counterterrorism operations.  Developed map-based desktop client and web-based solutions to integrate multiple units' analytical abilities.
Geospatial Analyst
Joint Intelligence Center Pacific
May 2000 – August 2003
*Received Navy Commendation Medal for actions at this organization.
* Developed new Geospatial capability to meet the needs of ongoing military combat operations.  This gave the organization a new resource to support warfighters and their ability to combat terrorism. Received commendation for integrating University of Texas language dispersion chart with database composites of Military friendly forces overseas to identify linguist support; reduced deployment costs by over 85% because linguists could be directly located vice having to be staged in various areas within country.
* Integrated over 30 databases into single connection point to provide geospatial display of military and civilian areas of concern spanning the Pacific Theater covering over 35 countries.
* Trained over 40 personnel on the use of ARCGis and associated software solutions to develop military combat mapping products utilizing integrated database techniques with geospatial solutions.  
* Provided multiple time-sensitive products to assist in military commanders' ability to make critical decisions in combat situations.
* Drafted 35 MS Office based visual basic macros to reduce operational timeline of newsletter development from eight ours to 40 minutes.  Reduced operational costs by over 4/5ths.
Intelligence Systems Officer
December 1996 – May 2000
* Responsible for the software research, purchase, installation, and integration for intelligence operations onboard USS PELELIU.
* Lead trainer in department to instruct sailors in the use of fire fighting gear and damage control techniques-specifically the intent to prevent the spread of fire between steel rooms.
* Lead trainer in intelligence indications of incoming hostile threats to the ship.  Trains personnel on the use of sensors on the ship, loaned to the ship, and the ability to request products from sensors belonging to other units.
* Lead trainer in "defense-in-depth" approach to Naval Combat to operations personnel.  Trains personnel on which weapon should respond at a given time to any threat heading towards the ship
* Lead trainer in expert-level understanding of the mastery of shipboard operations and naval aviation operations.  Trained over 300 personnel on the expertise of how to run a ship and how to use a ship to support naval flight operations.
Capella University
Information  Technology (with concentration on Security and Assurance)
2007 – 2010
Hawaii Pacific University
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
2000 – 2005
Hawaii Pacific University
Associates of Science
Computer Science
2000 – 2005
Full Biography

Master Chief Petty Officer, USN Ret.

Current contract completion and availability date 15 January, 2015.

Summary:  Experienced executive-level manager with a broad experience base with leading edge initiatives and expert staff management capabilities for multiple diversely-focused organizations. I have strived to use pragmatic approaches to facilitating better productivity of current operations while nurturing the most effective return on investments and business profit while minimizing cost and maximizing results.  I continuously develop new techniques to increase return on investment, operational efficiency, and increased information sharing. I have been a leader, a manager, and a mentor to countless professionals, accomplishing these objectives that affect local, regional, and even US-national executive level policy while under  intense international scrutiny.

-22 years experience in information management systems in both public release and protected architectures.
-12 years project management experience in executive and manager level projects
-Executed multiple budgets for IT Infrastructure; largest budget was $52Mil per year for two years.
-Expert in organizational-based HR-style training and certification processes
-Made difficult decisions affecting congressional legislature, military combat and international policy.
-Provided support to military medical organizations as both an IT professional and Navy Hospital Corpsman
-A leader in my current position for research and development of Big Data business solutions.
-Experienced adjunct professor, while deployed overseas, class average 3.5 or better.

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