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Your Next is Our Now.

Life isn’t what it used to be—and neither are we. Technology changes by the second. The world is more connected than ever before.

Threats emerge, missions evolve. And that’s why we’re here: to create innovative technologies and business solutions through a forward-thinking, agile approach that not only solves the problems of today, but anticipates the needs of tomorrow.

We’re not the same company we were when we opened our doors 25 years ago—and that’s a good thing. Instead, we harness our hindsight and partner it with cutting edge technologies and high-performance people to bring about the best of both worlds: a company that is as mature as it is modern, as grown-up as it is groundbreaking.

We understand that being nimble is necessary, because the world changes fast—but we’re changing faster.

So we’ve learned to be comfortable with getting uncomfortable. We’ve decided to let our only constant as a company be change. Every day, we build upon our past to create our future, driven to do whatever possible to make your mission, our mission.

But at the end of the day, there are some things that will always remain. Our commitment to our customers, our family-friendly feel. A level of trust that has been built up from almost three decades in business, a muscle that we know will only get stronger with time.

Forging the future by paying respect to the past, our expertise comes from experience.

And that's the NetCentrics way

Our Leadership

At NetCentrics, the difference is in our people.

Lawrence O’Connor, President

President

Lawrence O’Connor is the president of NetCentrics. With more than 25 years of experience in the government services market, Lawrence has established a strong track record of effective leadership for companies in the midst of significant change and expansion. Since being named President in 2020, he’s made it his mission to better position the company in its highly-competitive niche market of federal information technology and cyber security.

Immediately prior to joining NetCentrics, Lawrence was the President of AO Consult, a certified veteran-owned small business, established expressly to provide federal government clients with forward-thinking consulting and services through a commitment to responsive and cost-effective customer service. He previously held the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ITSolutions. Here, Lawrence helped transform ITSolutions by creating value through organic growth and acquisitions, expanding its team to over 1,000 employees, and growing annual revenue from $15 million to over $170 million. Earlier in his career, Lawrence served as Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, honing his skills in software development, Internet application development, and regulatory development. Having graduated from the US Naval Academy, he began his career as a naval aviator.

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Jim Debardi

CIO

Jim Debardi is the chief information officer of NetCentrics, leading the company’s IT support services for its internal infrastructure and operations. He evaluates new technology for potential incorporation into the corporate infrastructure and its cloud-based services, and works with our on-site subject matter experts in evaluating current and potential new technology solutions appropriate for their environment, mission, customer base, and security requirements. Jim is also the lead executive for execution of our corporate ISO 20K, ISO 27K and CMMI Level III certifications.

Jim brings 35 years of experience in the research and development and IT fields to NetCentrics’s technical leadership. He has extensive experience supporting the Department of Defense and other federal government customers. Since the late 1990s, he has primarily supported our DoD clients within the Pentagon reservation, and was Program Manager for the US Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) Data Center from its inception through early 2012. Following his role at the ITA Data Center, Jim became Program Manager for the Enterprise Information Technology Services Directorate (EITSD) Data Center, the Pentagon’s second largest data center.
Jim was instrumental in ITA’s recovery following the 9/11 attacks, and led the data center’s recovery to full operational services. For his efforts, Jim received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, which is the third-highest award the Department of the Army bestows on a private citizen

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Harry Aderton

Vice President of Business Development

Harry Aderton is NetCentrics’ vice president of business development. He is responsible for driving business growth for the company, increasing market share into new and adjacent territories, and closing on new business.

With more than 25 years working as a government contractor—20 of which were spent directly involved in business development—Harry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Prior to joining NetCentrics, he spent 12 years at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), earning two presidential awards during that time. Hailing from other industry giants such as CSRA and General Dynamics, his extensive background covers both the private and public sectors.

His involvement in the Iraq-Kuwait C4 Commercialization effort established Harry as a key contributor establishing tactical and strategic communications systems for the warfighter in Southwest Asia during the war. He was also credited for conceptualizing and leading the effort in providing the first ever containerized Technical Control Facility for the US Army. In addition to his professional career, Harry is a product of Rutgers College of Engineering and was a pioneer in the network systems management field, where he is credited for the patents behind automatic software updates and patching used globally today.

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Pam Glass

Controller of the Finance Department

Pam Glass serves as the controller of the finance department at NetCentrics. She and her team handle all accounting and finance functions at our headquarters. Joining NetCentrics in 2017, she led the implementation of Deltek Costpoint as the accounting and time and expense system for the company. 

She has been working in government contract accounting for more than fourteen years, having originally started her career as a financial statement auditor. Pam completed her undergraduate education at Virginia Tech and received a master’s degree in accounting from George Mason University.

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Sylwia Winchester

Director of Talent Acquisition

Sylwia Winchester is NetCentrics’ Director of Talent Acquisition. With her seven years of experience in recruiting—supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the intelligence community—her expertise includes candidate relationship management and the recruiting process, where she primarily specializes in hiring TS/SCI-cleared cyber security professionals. Prior to her recruiting career, Sylwia spent more than five years managing customer relations and defining customer satisfaction objectives for one of the biggest telecommunications companies in Poland. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in marketing and management, with specializations in human resources management.

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Meghan Askham

Director of Business Operations

Meghan Askham is NetCentrics’ director of business operations. Responsible for the overall business synergies within the company, she works to ensure each of the back office departments runs at maximum efficiency. With more than 11 years of specialized IT program management experience, she has a proven history of developing and executing operational strategies and ultimately improving profitability.

Meghan completed her undergraduate education from The Catholic University of America and earned her MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Kesha Buckhana

HR Manager

Kesha Buckhana is NetCentrics’ HR Manager. Having spent more than fifteen years in human resources, including eight at another government contracting firm, she is a strategic leader with a wealth of knowledge in this area. She has experience working with CONUS and OCONUS employees.

Kesha earned her Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her HR Management Certification from George Mason University. She is currently in the process of obtaining her SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. Kesha has been volunteering at election polls in Virginia for eight years, and currently holds the title of Assistant Chief for her precinct.

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Kirk Johnson

Director of Operations

Kirk Johnson is Director of Operations. He has over 27 years of experience leading information technology development and integration projects between U.S. government departments, agencies, and the private sector. His experience includes: program management and project leadership, information sharing architecture and development, mission requirements determination and validation, systems engineering, test and evaluation, software development, implementation, and operations collaboration. He has a bachelors degree from Old Dominion University and graduate coursework at Marymount University.

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