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Robert Cope

Robert Cope has more than 25 years of experience in mission-critical systems development, spanning all aspects of the software system engineering lifecycle from architectural development, experimentation and prototyping, requirements development, design, implementation, and operations to acquisition program management for large systems. With more than 10 years in research, development, and implementation of security architecture, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security technology, and security services for large organizations, he has vast experience in information assurance, identity management deployment, operations, and maintenance of large-scale high assurance identity management enclaves.

Robert is the CEO of Homeland Security Consultants, a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)-approved Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for certifying cloud services. He led the development of the virtualization and cloud computing architecture for a large organization and was the chief architect responsible for the development of an enterprise authentication service, leading a team to integrate the organization’s identity and access management service architecture using Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and the System Modeling Language (SysML).

Robert is a Certified Trainer for Arcitura’s Cloud School and SOA School. He has been a contributing member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cloud-adapted Risk Management Framework (CRMF) and a contributing member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) IdCloud Technical Committee. He is also a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).