Chief Operating Officer

kenkarhuseKen Karhuse

Ken’s experience includes defining roles in start-up operations and transformational applications for major government, commercial and international technology organizations as a military officer and corporate executive. These successes include:

  • North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) & Defense Communications Engineering Center (DCEC) Systems Development
  • White House Communications Agency Automation Initiatives
  • US Army Command Service Support Satellite Communications (CSS SATCOM) Program Global Implementation as the Prime Contractor Program Manager
  • Project Turn-Arounds & Operations Expansions for multiple companies including CACI, GTSI, PRC & AOL
  • Federal PMO Practice Development for Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA), Custom Satellite Communications Solutions (CS2), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Military Sealift Command (MSC), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Programs

Ken augmented his technical and leadership skills with a no-nonsense focus on ROI and first-time, out-of-the-box implementation wins. Having worked hands-on at all levels of large and small organizations and critical projects, Ken understands the importance of attention to detail as a deciding factor in every successful program.

Ken earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Operations Research from West Point and his Master of Computer Science degree from UCLA. He holds a Project Management Professional certificate from the Project Management Institute and has successfully led key projects for diverse professional organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Subcommittee and the British American Business Association.

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