Profile: David Bottom, NGA IT Services Directorate Lead

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David Bottom

David Bottom is director of the information technology services directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a component organization responsible for helping the agency move to a services-based delivery model for getting IT services to NGA, U.S. allies and the GEOINT community.

Bottom began serving in this position in February 2012 after previously leading the enterprise operations directorate as acting director. In that capacity, he led a government and contractor team responsible for engineering, acquiring, operating and securing NGA’s worldwide IT and information services infrastructure.

He was also responsible for ensuring continuous systems operations and exploitation of technology to ensure operation and sustainment of the NSG infrastructure around the globe.

Previous line management positions at NGA include deputy director of enterprise operations and director of the ISP Core Services Office, where he was the principal executive responsible for the operations and sustainment of the NGA and NSG IT Infrastructure, including a round-the-clock operations center.

Past program management assignments include service as the agency’s first assistant CIO for infrastructure and NGA IT Infrastructure Program Manager, where he was responsible for developing and executing major IT infrastructure acquisition, systems engineering and operations programs, including IT acquisition for NGA Campus East, the Agency’s new headquarters in Springfield, Va.

Prior to joining NGA, Dave served as an officer in the CIA where he entered into federal service in 1997. At CIA, he served as the program manager for the NIMA/CIA Network Connectivity Program. He also managed large scale network upgrades in several agency campuses, and led the government and contractor team responsible for operations and sustainment of the CIA’s networks in the Washington metropolitan area.

Before entering federal service, he worked in a professional services firm under contract to the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Aegis program office, where he was responsible for contract execution and business development.

Bottom holds a master’s degree in management information systems from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He is also a graduate of the Senior Manager’s in Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Defense Department’s CAPSTONE Flag Officer’s Program.

In 2010, Bottom was selected as a Senior Professional to the Meritorious Presidential Rank.

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