The sponsors are very thankful to the speakers, moderators, and panelists for helping bring the information to the attendees.


Col. Douglas Lemott | Commanding Officer of marine corps cyberspace operations group

Keynote Speaker

Colonel Douglas Lemott Jr. is the commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group (MCCOG), which has the mission of conducting Marine Corps Department of Defense Information Network Operations and Marine Corps Defensive Cyberspace Operations to enhance freedom of action across warfighting domains, while denying the efforts of adversaries to degrade or disrupt this advantage through cyberspace. Lemott has spent his career working with Marine Corps communication systems, technology and information, and earned his Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy. During the 33rd BEYA Stars and Stripes Event, Lemott received the 2019 Stars and Stripes United States Marine Corps Award for serving with distinction while supporting the Marine Corps’ efforts in mentorship, diversity and value-based service to the nation and his contributions as a leader who is shaping the future of STEM.

Sources: (AFCEA) (Marines.mil)


Dr. Ray Letteer | Chief, Cybersecurity Division at US Marine Corps

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Letteer is the Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. As such, he is responsible for and oversees all Cybersecurity (CY) tasks, standards, and conditions within the Marine Corps, which includes Computer Network Defense (CND), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A).

Dr. Letteer serves as the appointed Approving Official (AO) for the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), which includes all networks and networked systems whether in garrison or tactically deployed. He is also the Functional Area Manager (FAM) for Marine Corps EKMS/KMI/PKI issues.


James Mahoney, Director, Maintenance Operations, Public Works, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC


Bryce Reeves | Virginia State Senator

Keynote Speaker

Bryce Reeves is a Republican member of the state senate, representing the 17th District of Virginia.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and serves on the Courts of Justice, General Laws, Privileges and Elections, Rules, and Joint Rules Committees. In addition to his committee assignments, he was chosen to serve as the Co-Chair of the General Assembly’s Military and Veteran’s Caucus. He is currently the Senate representative on the Virginia Military Advisory Council to the Governor (VMAC), the reconstituted Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities (COMIDA), and in 2016 was appointed to the Secure Commonwealth Panel. Reeves holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from George Mason University. He completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Political Leaders Program and the Sorensen Candidate Training Program. In 2013, Bryce also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Source: (BryceReeves.com/About)






Craig joined RPI in 2015 and leads RPI’s Security Services Division. Craig is a proven executive leader with over 30 years of combined military and government contracting experience. Craig is skilled in National Security, Physical and Industrial Security, Crisis and Emergency Management, Intelligence, Operational Planning, and Tactics. Craig retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving 20 years in Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare. Craig holds an MBA in Executive Leadership from Liberty University School of Business and an MA in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Other professional certifications include: NCMS Industrial Security Professional (ISP®) and Professional Certificate in Project Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.




Strong Leader and Team Player with Proven Track Record of Fixing Broken Environments, Systems and Processes through Philosophy Including Mix of Kaizen Continual Improvement Combined with Strategic Leadership and Laser Focus on Operational Detail. ~

Candidate offers 15 years of management experience with a BS in Computer Information Systems and Masters in Business Administration providing modern contemporary business management principles. Superior project management, implementation, follow-up, negotiation, and consensus-building skills.

Proven ability to investigate and resolve inefficiencies of redundant and antiquated systems and ensure internal and regulatory compliance. Remain focused in the most intense situations and environments.




Jeff Watts is the Director of Cybersecurity for RPI Group Inc. For the last 15+ years, Jeff has worked supporting the DOD in various positions starting at the MCNOSC, administering VPNs, firewalls, routers, and switches in support of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN). In 2003, he went to work for the USMC DAA providing support in the areas of IA risk management and vulnerability assessments as well as drafting policies for secure WiFi use, Firewalls, VPNs, and remote access. Jeff has experience in all aspects of the C&A process to include working directly for the CA and DAA, supporting customers going through the validation process as well as conducted many validations as a USMC Validator. Additionally, he conducted IA training for more than 1000 DoD personnel, participated in the development of commercial wireless networking policies for the USMC, DoN, and DoD as well as working with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) on wireless network discovery tools and techniques.  Jeff has been selected to present at many conferences including DallasCon, NSA sponsored Joint Wireless Working Group (JWWG), Federal Computing Weekly (FCW) Homeland Security, AFCEA East and West, NSA Red Team/Blue Team Symposium (REBL), USMC IA Conference, and the DOD Cyber Crime Conference. He joined RPI in late 2015.


Naveed Mirza | USMC A&A