National Security Solutions – an IDEMIA company



Andrew L. Boyd

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Executive Officer with more than two decades of experience leading programs and providing executive level consulting to Intelligence Community and Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal Civilian organizations.

Prior to NSS, Andrew was Senior VP at SAIC, Group VP at Unisys, and VP at TASC leading their Defense and Intelligence practices.  He has also been Executive Vice President of Xcelerate Solutions and a Small Business Owner.  Andrew is a former Air Force Officer who served in Satellite Operations and Space-based acquisition and engineering. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. in the Management of Information Technology, both from the University of Virginia.

Janice Lambert

Chief Financial Officer

Janice Lambert is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsible for directing its financial and accounting operations. Prior to joining IDEMIA NSS, Janice served as the Executive Vice President and CFO for a government consulting firm, and spent 20 years leading the financial operations of large, federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Treasury. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Public Administration from the George Washington University.

Christian Schnedler

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development 

Christian Schnedler serves IDEMIA NSS as the Senior Vice President – Corporate Development. In this role, Christian oversees NSS’ corporate strategy, strategic capabilities, focal engagements and partner ecosystem. Prior to joining NSS, Christian served the New York Police Department as the Director of Strategic Technology Programs. In this role, Christian oversaw the NYPD’s data analytic, information security and situational awareness initiatives. Prior to serving the NYPD, Christian spent nearly a decade in the high-tech security industry leading start-ups in the video surveillance, analytics, and identity management domains in both domestic and international markets. Christian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Technology and a Master’s of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Christian also holds the CISSP®, CSEP®, PMP®, and PSP® professional accreditations.

Mark Burge
Mark Burge

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Dr. Mark Burge is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO). He led the IARPA Janus Program for unconstrained face recognition and computer vision research programs at Noblis, MITRE, Swiss Federal Institute of Science (ETH) and JKU. He co-authored with Wilhelm Burger the “Principles of Digital Image Processing” book which has been translated into both German and Chinese. He held a Visiting Professor appointment at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), a tenured assistant professor of computer science within the USG, and served as a government Program director within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he led biometric, computer vision, and machine learning programs. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Masters in Computer Science from Ohio State University, a PhD in Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University, and a Post Doc in Computer Vision from ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Joseph Brandon
Joseph Brandon

Chief Security & Compliance Officer, Facility Security Officer

Joseph Brandon is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Security & Compliance Officer and is responsible for physical and information technology security for 120 employees in over 15 locations. He serves as the Facility Security Officer (FSO), interacts with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency concerning IDEMIA NSS’ Special Security Agreement (SSA) for FOCI mitigation, reports to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and addresses DoD-required cybersecurity and insider threat compliance requirements. Prior to joining IDEMIA NSS, Joe served as Section Chief, Unit Chief, and in several technician roles for over 20 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he led planning and development of the FBI’s next generation case management system and managed tens to hundreds of employees and multimillion dollar budgets. Joe holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Strayer University, a Leading the Intelligence Community Certificate in Executive Education from University of Michigan, and the PMP® professional accreditation.

Shane Powers
Shane Powers

Vice President of Operations 

Shane Powers serves IDEMIA NSS as the Vice President of Operations. In this role, Shane oversees NSS’ multi-million-dollar Large Scale Biometric and Credentialing Programs, with over 70% of NSS staff in his reporting structure, to include all program managers, directors, and engineers. In addition to his VP role, Shane serves as the Secretary for the NSS corporate Board and Government Security Committees. Shane has an extensive background in biometrics and management, with nearly two decades of experience working on the FBI’s well known systems, to include NGI, NCIC, and N-DEx. Shane has been instrumental in academic and corporate relations for NSS, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from West Virginia University.

Mike Ronayne

Senior Director of Identity Solutions

Mike Ronayne serves IDEMIA NSS as the Senior Director of Identity Solutions. Mike has had repeated success guiding cross-functional research, product development, and support teams. He also leads in design, optimization, launch, and support of leading-edge identity and biometric solutions, while negotiating sales and contracts. With over 20 years’ experience in the identity industry, Mike is a subject matter expert (SME) in Secure Credentials, Biometrics, ePassports, and Security Printing. Mike currently holds a patent in Systems and Methods for Detection of Counterfeit Documents, and he has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications from Franklin Pierce University.

Jim Loudermilk
Jim Loudermilk

Senior Director of Innovation and Customer Solutions

Jim Loudermilk is the IDEMIA National Security Solutions Senior Director Innovation and Customer Solutions, bringing a wealth of national and international experience as a Senior Technologist for a US Federal agency on identification and innovation issues. He represented the agency with the National Science Foundation Center for Identification Technology Research and co-chaired the Interagency Biometrics and Identity Forum and its predecessor, the White House Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management. Among his many technology leadership roles, Jim was chief engineer for the development of a major US Federal agency biometric identification system of record and later provided senior oversight for the $1.2 billion refreshment of that system. He also managed a US Federal agency’s multibillion dollar IT portfolio for 6 years. Jim holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Dayton and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Russell Guzek
Russell Guzek

Vice President of Delivery 

Russ Guzek serves IDEMIA NSS as the Vice President of Delivery. He has over 30 years of project and program management experience including Military, Intelligence, National Security, and Criminal Justice Systems. Throughout his career, Russ has performed a variety of leadership roles, supporting the U.S. Government in the full lifecycle of program management of major systems, acquisition, development, deployment, and operations. Russ holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from Fairmont State University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from West Virginia University. He also holds the PMP®, Earned Value Management Professional (EVMP), and SAFe Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) professional accreditations.

Blake Moore
Blake Moore

Senior Director of New Product Introduction

Blake Moore is the IDEMIA NSS Senior Director of New Product Introduction and is responsible for shepherding innovative concepts to market delivery. Blake has extensive experience in biometric program delivery to federal government, state government, and commercial users. He oversaw enrollment operations for the TSA Pre✓® and TWIC® programs and more recently IDEMIA’s Trusted Fan program for Sports and Entertainment. Blake holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is a CPA, CIA, and Certified SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager and SAFe® 5 Practioner professional.

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