Charles “Chuck” Lewis joined SDi in May 2019 as the Senior Cybersecurity Specialist/Cyber Manager and leads a team of cyber professionals that support the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) for all aspects of the U.S. Navy Risk Management Framework (RMF) cyber processes.
In his role at SDi, specifically from April–September of 2020, Chuck led the Cyber Team in full accreditation of seven RMF packages, providing Authority to Operate for all seven. Through use of the Navy RMF process, Chuck and the Cyber Team successfully completed Systems Categorizations, System Security Control Sections, Security Control Implementations, and Assessment & Authorizations tasks. The team verified all security testing using Security Testing Implementation Guides (STIGs) and analysis of all scans using the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) tool. Some ATO packages required remote testing in Norfolk, Virginia with assets physically in San Diego, California due to COVID-19 nationwide restrictions.
Chuck has over eighteen years’ experience providing Information Assurance (IA), Assessment & Authorization (A&A), systems analysis, and Oracle database management and security support for DoD, NAVSEA, the U.S. Coast Guard, Program Office – Information Technology, and Military Sealift Command (MSC). Chuck served as the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) at the Combat Direction Systems Activity – Dam Neck and the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for both NAVSEA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is a Navy Qualified Validator (NQV-III-02489) and has been working as an ISSO, ISSM, and NQV since 2013. He also holds CISSP certification and is qualified at IAM Level III per DoDI 8570.01M.
Chuck was born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia. He currently resides in Pungo, the southern, rural area of Virginia Beach, with his wife of thirty-four years. Chuck has two grown children who also reside in the Virginia Beach area. Chuck’s favorite pastimes include snowboarding, surfing, paddleboarding, kiteboarding, and playing indoor and beach volleyball. Chuck also coaches volleyball for Princess Anne middle school, Kellam high school, and a travel team for the Outbreak club in Virginia Beach.