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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Chief Technology Officer|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Intelligent Waves|
|Company size (employees)||100 to 499|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
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A proactive cybersecurity thought leader and technology innovator in the federal government sector, Hutchinson responds to the nation’s complex security needs as a consultant for the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. He has more than twenty years of experience in IT infrastructure, including network architecture, data center design, and telecommunications operations.
1. GRAYPATH (GP) is the next generation of cybersecurity expeditionary communications. Through its patented IP Spread Spectrum technology, GP leverages the cloud to randomize and distribute message packets through the simultaneous use of multiple transport paths and encrypted channels. In addition, GP algorithms optimize throughput by continuously sensing and adjusting message flow, creating a smoother connection.
2. Phantom Next Generation provides the cybersecurity ability for organizations to access foreign points of presence to conduct remote open-source information gathering and research while at the same time protecting organizations and individuals from exposure to foreign intelligence. IW has achieved this by combining the GRAYPATH software-defined obfuscated network with the managed attribution capability of the Phantom platform in a secure but unclassified package.
3. Additionally, Hutchinson has implemented the Admin to Engineer (A2E) Program. A2E is a professional development opportunity for entry-level non-cleared administration and technical employees in the cybersecurity industry. Comprehensive training helps participants reach their full potential in a high-demand technology area. Upon successfully completing all the courses and exams, graduates can begin their careers as skilled Integration Engineers.
As the CTO of Intelligent Waves (IW), Marqus Hutchinson has responsibility for establishing IW’s technical vision and leading all aspects of its technology development to include the IT Department, Training, R&D, and T&E activities. Hutchinson brings experience in Technical Integration, Network Architecting, Data Center Design, Security, Telecommunications Operations, Mobility, and Daily IT Infrastructure Sustainment to an assortment of DOD and DOJ Programs. Additionally, he has served as the Program Manager, Chief Architecture Engineer, and Technical Solutions Architect for DOD and DOJ programs worldwide..
Facing adversities as a child, growing up in the deep south, economically challenged, in a single-parent home, and having to relocate multiple times, Hutchinson never gave up. He was selected to be part of the American Chemical Society Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) Program. That is where his love for IT blossomed. Because of personal life experiences, Hutchinson believes it’s all about giving back and showing the value of excellent education and mentorship. He mentors young people in STEM and inspires a new generation of Government IT professionals to innovate, and give back to communities in need. As a veteran, he supports Warriors Ethos, a nonprofit that helps wounded warriors and returning veterans adjust to life and find career placement in Government IT with high paying jobs and rewarding paths.
Additionally, Hutchinson is a mentor to Western Governors University students helping them to better themselves and build a winning career trajectory. He also runs IW’s Admin to Engineer (A2E) Program. Each participant of the A2E program receives a customized growth plan to become a cleared Integration Engineer in one of IW’s hard-to-fill positions. Through training, mentoring, and on-the-job practice, inexperienced employees gain the skills they need to work as capable members of IW’s Installation & Integration Services or Professional Services team.
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