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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.

Kenny Cushing

CEO

Kenny Cushing is our Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Kenny has over 25 years of diverse business leadership, management consulting, and military experience across the private sector, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Prior to joining Netcentrics, Kenny served as the Senior Vice President of Defense at Avantus Federal, leading their largest division. He has held multiple senior executive roles to include Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Cyber Products for General Dynamics Mission Systems; led two start-ups at The Odin Group and Pivvit; served as the CTO of the Mission Operations Directorate at the National Reconnaissance Office; and, as a management consultant and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.

Kenny is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force (Reserves) and in this role he is the senior DoD official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Kenny is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He holds advanced degrees from American Military University and The George Washington University, and completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Program for Cybersecurity and McKinsey & Company’s MBA program in connection with Harvard Business School.

Kenny is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is married to his best friend, Chelsea, and has three sons, Logan, Adrien, and Dorian.

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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

Read posts by Jim on our blog

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

Director of Human Resources

Kesha Buckhana is NetCentrics’ Director of Human Resources. 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.

Connect with Kesha Buckhana on LinkedIn.

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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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Awards

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