Mr. Walker serves as Architecture Branch Head for the Director, Navy Cybersecurity, Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, Chief Information Officer, Navy (N2N6G). The mission of N2/N6G is to establish central policy and governance coordination of Information Management and Information Technology for more than 1,400 systems in the worldwide Navy Information Technology enterprise. Mr. Walker has served as a federal civilian for ten years.
He has previously served on the Navy Staff as Director of Cybersecurity responsible for policy and governance implementation, and oversight for worldwide U.S. Navy Cybersecurity; and as Science & Technology Officer overseeing Naval Intelligence advanced Science & Technology programs, implementing integrated warfare architectures, and executing Department of Defense performance management program mandates. Major efforts included statutory FISMA compliance, Public Key Infrastructure implementation, Public-Cloud/Private Cloud roll-out, data mining efforts with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), execution of advanced Navy technical exploitation projects, and implementation of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
Prior to joining the Navy Staff, he served in a variety of leadership positions while serving on active duty as a Naval Intelligence Officer from 1992 through 2007, as a Surface Warfare Officer from 1987 through 1992, and as a U.S. Marine from 1984 through 1986. Tours of duty included assignment as Executive Officer, Fleet Intelligence Training Center, Pacific; Ships Intelligence Officer, USS New Orleans; and Desk Chief, Eurasia Desk, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. He retired from active duty Naval service as a Lieutenant Commander in 2007.
He has been awarded the Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, DoD Meritorious Service and Joint Commendation Medals, and Navy Commendation (Gold Star) and Achievement Medals. Additionally, he is the 2018 Department of the Navy Information Management / Information Technology Individual Excellence Award winner for excellence in delivery of groundbreaking Information Technology to the Fleet. Mr. Walker is a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Executive Service training course and has been selected for participation in the prestigious National Defense University Information Technology Program Management certificate program.
Mr. Walker completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in German/Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1988. He earned a graduate studies certificate in Arms Control Negotiations from the Otto-Friederich University, Bamberg, Germany, 1988; the Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Germanic Humanities) from Ludwig Maximilian University-Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany, 1995; a Master of Science (Telecommunication Systems), National University, 1996; a Master’s Certificate (Government Contracting), George Washington University Schools of Law, and Business and Public Administration, 2003; and Master of Science (Information Systems), George Mason University, 2010. He received his Federal Chief Information Officer certification from National Defense University in 2004, and Chief Information Security Officer certification in 2016. Mr. Walker holds the internationally recognized CISSP and ITILf Information Technology certifications.