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31 May 2023

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Former United States Air Force CTO Frank Konieczny Joins IDCA Board of Directors

Frank Konieczny, former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Air Force (USAF), has joined IDCA as Technology Counsel and a member of the IDCA Board of Directors. His focus areas at the USAF included developing the future technical target baseline, mobility enterprise solutions, data management, identity, credential and access management access/claims management, mesh networks, artificial intelligence/quantum capabilities, cyber and technology innovation pathfinders, and advancing the Joint Information Environment.

Frank has completed advanced degrees in computer science engineering and administrative science, and in 1987 he completed all coursework for a doctorate in computer science. He has extensive experience as a systems analyst and chief programmer, working with a variety of firms including Teledyne Brown Engineering, SAIC and General Research Corporation. He has supported the programming and analytical analysis for a wide spectrum of government projects including ballistic missile defense, network design, missile test analysis, radar systems analysis and simulation, and operations research and statistical analysis.

Prior to that assignment, Mr. Konieczny was employed for 10 years with AT&T Government Solutions professional services business unit. He served as the CIO, CTO and Executive Director for Operations where he managed internal research and development efforts; multi-location infrastructure management and upgrade; process improvement and standardization; support organization coordination; and development of technical solutions for a wide spectrum of projects within the government sector.

"I am particularly eager to contribute to the IDCA's mission of fostering professional development and robust platforms for the digital infrastructure knowledge exchange and sustainable digital economies,” he said upon being named to the IDCA Board. “Through our collective efforts, we can inspire individuals, empower organizations, and drive positive change in the industry. I am honored to be part of this transformative journey."

"Frank is one of the key technology leaders in the world, with experience throughout the spectrum of technology and innovation,” said IDCA Chairman and CEO Mehdi Paryavi in making the announcement. “We are very excited to have a person with his abilities join us in our worldwide mission.”

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