George Mason University
Cyber Security, Business Process Improvement, Engineering Education, Technical Talent Development & Retention
Ngac is an instructor within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University. He has more than five years of experience in Application Security, Cyber Policy and Assessment, Process Improvement, Program Management, and Training.
Outside Mason, he is Deputy for Independent Research & Development (IRAD) programs focused in the areas of cyber security, data analytics, digital engineering, and technical talent development & retention at Parsons Corporation. Before that, he was Program Manager and Deputy Director for the Space & Technology Group at Parsons focusing on technology development, systems/security integration, cyber assessment, and business process improvement projects.
Prior to working with Mason as a fulltime instructional faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Information & Engineering Technologies at NVCC and an Adjunct Professor for IST (School of Engineering) & ISOM programs at GMU. He holds memberships with PMI, (ISC)2, ISACA, and EC-Council. In addition, he holds a Cyber Executive Membership with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He also participates in the writing and review of questions on cyber security certification exams administered by (ISC)2 and EC-Council – the organizations known best for the CISSP and CEH credentials respectively. He is also one of a select few in the world (less than 100 people as of Jan 2020) who holds the CISSP certification with all three concentrations (Architecture, Engineering, & Management).
He received both his BS (2016) and MS (2017) in Applied Information Technology with a cyber focus from Mason.