Mark Nehmer

Technical Director, Research & Development (R&D) and Technology Transfer for the National Background Investigative Services (NBIS) Program Executive Office (PEO), Defense Security Service (DSS)

 Mark Nehmer is the Technical Director, Research & Development (R&D) and Technology Transfer for the National Background Investigative Services (NBIS) Program Executive Office (PEO), Defense Security Service (DSS), Quantico, VA. The DSS mission is to support national security and the warfighter by securing the nation's technological base, and overseeing the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information in the hands of industry. DSE/FVE PEO is a new R&D and agile technical capability delivery organization that supports and enables security and counterintelligence missions across the DoD enterprise and the vetting-related missions across the Federal Government. Mr. Nehmer has had responsibility for managing projects and initiatives that covered the entire spectrum of technology and process related activities necessary for establishment of the Defense Vetting Directorate within DSS. He is now responsible for research agenda and technology transfer to program requirements with a focus on practical application of artificial intelligence and other advanced capabilities. 

Prior to joining DSS, Mr. Nehmer was the J65 Division Chief, Risk Management/C4 Analysis and Strategy, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), responsible for analysis of current and future DoD and Federal risk management and C4 instructions, directives and implementations, and development of strategies for and on behalf of the USCYBERCOM J6, Command and DoD leadership teams. 

A native of Croswell, Michigan, Nehmer graduated from the University of Michigan and holds Bachelor degrees in History and Economics. Upon graduation, he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri where he completed his Master of Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and Information Systems from Fontbonne University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. 

Previously, he worked as a contractor, performing as the Senior IT Analyst for the stand-up for USCYBERCOM on behalf of Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO). He accepted an executive-level Government Service appointment as the Senior Advisor for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems in December 2009. 

Prior to assisting USCYBERCOM, Nehmer started and managed a division within a cleared defense contracting company called Cyber Security Solutions. Concurrently he held a position as an Adjunct Faculty for the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University where he has taught undergraduate Finance since 2003. He began his career over 35 years ago in technical roles, starting in a support capacity, then moving to data analysis and programming and finally into business systems analysis and project management. 

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