Dennis Powell (Denny as he is known by most) has an extensive background as an NSA civilian that spans almost 30 years. After serving two tours in the United States Air Force, he left the military to pursue a career with NSA. He served in a wide variety of technical and managerial positions, including managing the Information Technology Division responsible for engineering and development for NSA corporate WAN and LANs. He was also responsible for a highly technical division providing networks system engineering and associated services which contained over 100 civilian, military, and contractor personnel responsible for architectural design, standards, technology, and product selection for all network services, as well as performance services, developing performance management and monitoring network services, and using performance metrics to drive changes as needed. In this position his duties included collaborating with other NSC partners within the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. intelligence community, and foreign communications providers to ensure technical plans were compatible with overarching local and global developments.
Prior to this role he was the Technical Director of IT Operations, evaluating system acquisition plans and programs to determine their technical impact on the organization and provide guidance and feedback to the originators. He oversaw implementation activities and investigated new technologies to determine their benefit to the organization and served as mentor and advisor to division personnel in areas related to training and career growth. In this position he was one of the developers and architects for the NSANet Concept of Operations, which was the template for the RSOC infrastructure support concept.
After leaving the government Mr. Powell was recruited by CSC to serve as the Director of Networks for the GROUNDBREAKER program, which is one of the largest outsourcing initiatives pursued by NSA to date. He was responsible for all maintenance, implementation, and operations of the External Service Provider networks for NSA; initiatives included designing the organizational structure to meet service level agreement requirements, hiring needed skill sets, developing processes and procedures, and managing a workforce of over 150 personnel who worked 24/7.
In September 2004 Mr. Powell established Island Information Technology Consultants, Inc. initially performing consulting services to AT&T and Northrop Grumman. Since that time the company has enjoyed a steady growth, serving in a variety of information technology support functions on different government contracts. Denny is a husband, father, and grandfather and enjoys fishing, golf, and the company of his family and friends.
Married in 1973, Dennis and Patti set out for a life adventure together. After retiring from Tower Federal Credit Union as a loan officer in 2002, she and Dennis decided to leverage their background at NSA to establish Island Information Technology Consultants, Inc.
With Patti’s previous education and work experience she was able to take on many roles and responsibilities, implementing human resources and employee benefits, contracts, security, accounting, and payroll. Patti is an integral part in growing the company and currently serves as the Senior Office and Human Resource Administrator and Security CSSO.
Patti takes great pride in supporting everybody in the IITC family and believes in the “one call fixes all” philosophy. Over the years she learned a great deal about the business contracting world and applies this knowledge to her customer service and security responsibilities.
Patti enjoys gardening and fishing with her family and grandchildren. She notes that much of her time is occupied “keeping Dennis straight,” although he would disagree.
Born and raised in Laurel, MD, Matt studied engineering at the University of Maryland. After graduation, he joined the National Security Agency as a network engineer. Eager to support the Cold War effort, he designed and deployed many telecommunication systems throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America. He later moved into management in the Network Implementation and Architecture organizations.
After 14 years with NSA, Matt departed as part of the GROUNDBREAKER outsourcing effort. He joined the Eagle-Alliance for three years, serving as the Technical Director of the Network Architecture Group and later as the Director of the Project Framework.
Matt left the Eagle-Alliance in 2004 and joined JKA Technologies, Inc., where he served as Vice President until 2011. While at JKA Tech he focused on operations and staffing and continued to expand his understanding of IT services, program management, and personnel management.
Joining Island Information Technology Consultants, Inc. in 2011, Matt is currently the Director of Operations. He continues to focus on operations and staffing and has added business development to his skill set.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and is current with his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys boating, traveling, spending time with his wife, Beth, and their family, and rooting for his beloved Washington Redskins.