IT Project Manager
Division of Investment Management
U.S. Security and Exchange Commission
Robert Lahmann is an IT Program Manager at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) working for the Division of Investment Management (IM). He is the IT Liaison between the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and IM business owners, and is responsible for document and records management systems, data analytics, and Inter/Intranet sites.
Previously, Bob served for 6 years as an IT Project and Customer Relations Manager for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has managed acquisition plan development for the Federal Protective Service (FPS) in support of the National Countermeasures Program Office (NCPMO).
Among the acquisitions that Bob has managed include the Electronic Security Systems Installation and Maintenance (ESSIM), Computer Aided Dispatch System (CADIS) and the FPS Tactical Communications Programs with total contract values of over $200 million. He headed development of an integrated project team for the FPS Information Technology transition from ICE to the National Protection Programs Directorate (NPPD).
Prior to coming to ICE, Bob spent 7 years as a contractor supporting the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), The U.S. Army Program Executive Office, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as an IT manager and information assurance professional.
Bob is 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force with over 32 years of leadership and technical experience in Electronics, Telecommunications, Physical Security and Information Technology Systems.
He has a BS from Park University and a MS from University of Phoenix in Information Systems Management and a master’s certificate in IT Program/Project management from Villanova University and holds an MCSE, CISSP and FAC-P/PM level III certifications.
Bob lives in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; his two sons live and work in the DMV. He enjoys Golf, Motorcycles, Cigars, Fine Dining, Friends and Family; not necessarily in this order. He is active in several charities including the DC Special Olympics and Bridges to Communities, which builds homes for the poor in rural Nicaragua, and he leads a bi-weekly networking event for the IT community in DC with a membership of over 800 people.
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The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) and The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) announced their merger on May 31, 2018.
The merger brought together two non-profits with similar goals that provide professional development and collaborative forums for Federal government, academia and industry to identify, discuss and resolve emerging technology challenges.
GITEC Board Members who voted to merge with ATARC were: Michelle Barr, HUD; Walter Bigelow, ATF; Adriane Burton, HSRC; Rolando Estrada, DHA; Denise Hill, DOE; Luwanda Jones, VA; Robert Lahmann, SEC; Carlo Lucchesi, FBI; Darryl Peek, DHS; Chad Sheridan, USDA RMA; John Sprague, NASA; and Natasha Varlack, USDA AMS.
GITEC was established in response to a June 28, 1966 White House memorandum to provide a forum through which Senior Level Government and Industry Executives could share and collaborate in an open forum on Information Technology (IT) ideas, challenges and successes.
For over 50 years, GITEC organized and structured an impressive array of initiatives to focus on vital and timely issues affecting the direction and future of IT, including executive seminars, workgroups, summits, committees, and for 25 years, GITEC hosted the annual Information Processing Interagency Conference.
Beginning with its 25th anniversary in 2009, GITEC changed its focus to reflect a new era for IT professionals and a new Administration. In March of 2010, GITEC hosted its first GITEC Summit.
Similar to GITEC, ATARC expanded from its original focus.
Created in September of 2012, the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) was formed in response to the Digital Government Strategy, which was released earlier that year. AMARC founder Tom Suder played a prominent role in the formation of the DGS and created ATARC to continue the dialogue between government, industry and academia.
AMARC hosted a pair of Federal Mobile Computing Summits before being asked by the General Services Administration in 2013 to hold additional events on the topics of Cloud Computing and IT Networks.
As AMARC’s collaborative focus changed from Mobile to Federal IT, so too did its name. In early 2014, Suder renamed AMARC the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and within the next year, ATARC expanded its portfolio to include Cybersecurity, DevOps, Data & Analytics and Health IT events.
In 2017, ATARC published a 235-page report to the American Technology Council and Federal CIO Council entitled Navigating the Future of Mobile Services. Produced in the spirit of the Digital Government Strategy and in conjunction with the cross-agency Mobile Services Category Team, the report was a collaborative effort between more than 160 people representing 75 agencies, bureaus and companies.
In 2018, ATARC published its 25th White Paper in conjunction with MITRE as outputs from events in the ATARC Federal IT Summit Series.