Tom Afferton, vice president of the Defense and Intelligence Business Unit with Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, will serve as the moderator for the expert panel during Potomac Officers Club’s Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual Event on August 26th.
Afferton previously served as vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Civil Solutions. The Civil Solutions BU is a premier provider of secure solutions to modernize, sustain and secure critical information systems for civil missions including treasury, foreign affairs, law enforcement, civil aviation and postal.
Afferton was also vice president of Operations of the former Information Systems sector’s Civil division in which he was responsible for program performance, technology investments and engineering processes.
Previous to that, Afferton was director, Public Safety Solutions where he was responsible for managing a line of business related to the delivery of command and control and mission critical communications solutions to state and local, federal, and international customers.
Afferton joined Northrop Grumman in 2004 and has served in a variety of leadership roles responsible for lines of business, program management, technology and strategy.
During the event, Afferton will address the integration and expansion of 5G and other emerging technologies; adaptation to a “new normal,” such as teleworking and reentry; and how leaders and businesses can use mission software factories to their advantage.
Afferton will moderate the panel, featuring Paul Girardi, assistant vice president of Cybersecurity with AT&T Public Sector. The event will also host Michael Mestrovich, principal deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Department of State (DoS), who will serve as a keynote speaker.
Register for Potomac Officers Club’s Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual event to learn more about how to evolve and adapt quickly in crisis to ensure global accessibility and connectivity.