Akima has appointed retired Col. Douglas Dudley as director of Air Force Cyber Programs under its Technology Solutions and Products Group to bolster cyber offerings supporting the Air Force.
Dudley has more than 28 years of experience with Air Force data-driven IT programs, retiring as commander of the Air Force Network Integration Center. There, he worked with the Headquarters Air Combat Command and 24th Air Force to support service members on the ground with information and technical expertise required to deploy air, space and cyberspace systems to the Air Force network.
Prior to commanding AFNIC, Dudley was as the director of communications and the chief information officer at Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
In his new role, Dudley will be responsible for driving the strategic growth of cyber offerings from across Akima’s portfolio of companies to address Air Force mission and support requirements.
“His experience directing successful enterprise engineering, integration, and cyber programs will help Akima ensure our solutions continue to provide direct value to the Air Force,” said Juvy McCarthy, president of Akima’s Technology Solutions and Products Group.
Dudley also led the Air Force’s Office 365 migration to move more than 750,000 accounts to the cloud, making it the largest Office 365 deployment in the world, according to Akima. Additionally, he introduced agile methodologies into organizational processes that resulted in a 44% reduction in time required to produce version releases for software applications.
And now, Dudley said he’s excited to join Akima’s team, recognizing the company’s history of partnering with the Air Force to provide IT and cybersecurity solutions.
“I served the Air Force with pride in a number of technology leadership roles, and now I look forward to continuing my focus on IT modernization, sustainment, and security to support our nation’s warfighters,” he said.